Thursday, July 14, 2011

Quilting Bee Round Up

So, last year I joined quite a few online quilting bees. 3 to be exact. That might not see like many, and at the time, it didn't strike me as that overwhelming, but for some reason, I was always dragging a little behind in sending my blocks back, especially as time went by. Plus, after the first few months, I pretty much gave up on blogging about them. So again, I apologize for my epic laziness! Since I finally sent my last blocks back last month, and I plan on starting to blog more, quilting-wise, I thought I would post one giant update with all the bee blocks I made in the last 18 months. Are you ready? :)


The Modern Tradition Quilt Bee
This is the first bee I joined, and I think the one that lost the most people along the way. :) Oh well! Life happens. 


Log Cabin Blocks for Leanne (February)
Modern Tradition blocks for Leanne


Grandma's Flower Garden Blocks for Lesly (March)
Modern Tradition blocks for Lesly


Arkansas Crossroads Blocks for Greta (April)
Modern Tradition blocks for Greta


Tulip Block for Norma (May)
Modern Tradition Block for Norma


Starflower Block for Sherri (June)
Modern Tradition Block for NoahandLilah


Star Block for Lydia (July)
Modern Tradition Bee Block for Lydia


Quatrefoil Block for Rebecca aka Reebecki, my RL friend! (August)
Bee Block for Rebecca


Churn Dash Blocks for Heather (September)
Churn Dash Blocks for Heather


Buzz Saw Block for ME! :D (November)
Buzz Saw: Modern Tradition Quilt Bee
You'll see many more of these! I'm still waiting on a few, but I have received most of them, and have picked out the sashing, and plan to sew them all up at our annual retreat in September.




A Spider Bee
This was the second quilting bee I joined, and we all did the same pattern when it was our turn (for the most part), and just varied the color. I got REALLY good at these blocks, and still love them!


Flowered centers and bright florals for Brioni (February)
Spider Bee Blocks for Brioni


Brown centers and foresty colors for Theresa (March)
Spider Bee Blocks for Theresa


Purple centers and green and purple batiks for Tracy (April)
Spider Bee Blocks for Tracy


Now for something completely different for Becca! :) (May)
Spider Bee Blocks for Becca


White centers and orange and pink strips for Greta (June)
Spider Bee Blocks for Greta


White centers and peach and green strips for Suzy (July)
Spider Bee Blocks for Suzy


Surprise blocks for Heidi, who had a baby boy! (September)
Spider Blocks for Heidi


Blue centers with white frames and pink and green strips for Sudi-Laura (November)
Spider Bee Blocks


Maroon Striped centers and rich stripes for ME! :) (December)
A Spider Bee




Bee Liberated
This is the last bee I joined last year, and we started this one in May. This one was particularly focused on Gwen Marston's Liberated Patchwork, and was a lot of fun to participate in.


Slashed Nine-Patch Blocks for Dena (May)
Bee Liberated Blocks for Dena


Liberated Baskets for Kimber (June)
Bee Liberated Baskets for BahamaDawn


Owly Liberated Log Cabin Blocks for Susan (July)
Owly Liberated Log Cabins for Susan


Liberated Log Cabin Blocks for Jessica (August)
Liberated Log Cabins for Jessica


XO Blocks for Jill (September)XoXo block for Jill XO block for Jill


Liberated Star and Friends for Joan (November)
Liberated Star for Joan Liberated Squares for Joan Liberated Circle for Joan Liberated Wedgish Block for Joan


Liberated Log Cabin Blocks for ME! :) (January)
Princess in a tower Swimmer


Liberated Quarter Log Cabin Blocks for Heidi (March)
Bee Liberated Blocks for Heidi


Kathy's Blocks for Krista (April)
Bee Liberated Blocks for Krista


Free-pieced word block for Wendy (May)
Bee Liberated Block for Wendy




And one more set of blocks...
My friend Rebecca was in another bee last year, and she let me make a few liberated stars for her quilt. :) They were fun!
Light Wonky Star Dark Wonky Star




So that's it! You should be seeing my completed quilts in the next few months hopefully. :)