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)
Grandma's Flower Garden Blocks for Lesly (March)
Arkansas Crossroads Blocks for Greta (April)
Tulip Block for Norma (May)
Starflower Block for Sherri (June)
Star Block for Lydia (July)
Quatrefoil Block for Rebecca aka Reebecki, my RL friend! (August)
Churn Dash Blocks for Heather (September)
Buzz Saw Block for ME! :D (November)
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)
Brown centers and foresty colors for Theresa (March)
Purple centers and green and purple batiks for Tracy (April)
Now for something completely different for Becca! :) (May)
White centers and orange and pink strips for Greta (June)
White centers and peach and green strips for Suzy (July)
Surprise blocks for Heidi, who had a baby boy! (September)
Blue centers with white frames and pink and green strips for Sudi-Laura (November)
Maroon Striped centers and rich stripes for ME! :) (December)
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)
Liberated Baskets for Kimber (June)
Owly Liberated Log Cabin Blocks for Susan (July)
Liberated Log Cabin Blocks for Jessica (August)
XO Blocks for Jill (September)
Liberated Star and Friends for Joan (November)
Liberated Log Cabin Blocks for ME! :) (January)
Liberated Quarter Log Cabin Blocks for Heidi (March)
Kathy's Blocks for Krista (April)
Free-pieced word block for Wendy (May)
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!
So that's it! You should be seeing my completed quilts in the next few months hopefully. :)