Sunday, March 13, 2011

My first ever bee block

It's done. I guess I'm an official real live member of the quilting world now.  Do I get a badge or something?  I kind of want to keep it but will be sending it off to Texas tomorrow to live with Jenni and become part of a super cool quilt.  I'm in love with this color palette and can't wait to make myself a quilt with these bright and brilliant colors.
The color is really a bright turquoise, my indoor photography lighting is horrible
I have been wanting to be in a bee for a while but have been too intimidated by the intricate blocks I've been seeing and not trusting my skills.  I finally felt more confident in my sewing abilities but I've only ever made improvisational type quilts on my own.  And by that I mean I sit down and start making blocks and see what starts developing.  If I want more of a fabric I order it quick and if I'm not digging another one I put it away for another project.  Having to pre-figure out all the fabric and know the specific quantity to divide up and mail out to eleven people seemed impossible.   In the Twitter Bee we mail one fat quarter of fabric to each person and then use our own fabric to supplement.  I love being able to audition my stash against the main fabric and come up with an eclectic but cohesive mixture and I love not having to buy all the fabric for my blocks beforehand.  It will be so fun to see what the others come up with!

My first attempt ....
I really, really hope that Jenni likes this block and that she gets a nice quilt at the end of this.  I'm already searching for fabric for my month.  Come on August .....


  1. How can she not like it. It's beautiful.

  2. Looks beautiful! Bees are a great way to meet people and stretch your skills. Glad you decided to join!

  3. Good for you! I have really learned a lot from the two bees I'm in. It can be scary at time since you don't want to mess up someone else's block, but, overall, it is really worth it. Hope you have fun!

  4. You did a great job! I'm not strong on the improv front, either, and understand your hesitation. But you obviously figured this one out. :)

  5. It is stunning!! What a great mix of color.

  6. It's beautiful! You definitely get a girl scout badge :)

  7. I love how you hang your squares in the window. Are those clothing hangers? They are small. They look really cool. If they were made for displaying quilts, where did you get them?

  8. Sweet~ You get an A+ on your first Bee!


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