04 November 2012

Quilting Bee Spotlight: Quilting Under the Rainbow II

Year-long quilting bees are a tough commitment! I don't think I've been in one that survives the year with all members intact, but this one, Quilting Under the Rainbow, came pretty close. Finishing up this fall was very satisfying, and I'm excited to share more about this group.  I always love reading bee block blog posts, since it's a perfect way to browse and store away ideas for future quilts.

I've written about the first six months here, and showed off my finished quilt, as well.

Here are the rest of the blocks I made.

In March, Leah sent us stained glass-inspired fabrics to make blocks for Elizabeth Hartman's Mod Sampler.

For April,  Jackie requested some fun inserted strip blocks.

May rolled in, and with it came bright fabrics from Ellie for these starflower blocks from Ellison Lane.

In June, we made up granny squares for Karen.

And, last but not least, we worked our creative muscles to make all different and unique leaves for Aud's trees. My first time with fusible webbing!

I've been busy lately with new, exciting, and totally non-quilty things in my life, but recently bestowed myself with a day off to sew.  Pictures and a finish to come soon!

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  1. Okay, I know this will sound dumb, but can you please explain what a quilting bee is? I always see people blogging about working on bee blocks or finishing them up, and usually they say they are making them for someone else. Is it kind of like quilting pen pals? How does it work? I love those pretty star blocks that you made.

    1. Yes, quilting bees are exactly like quilting pen pals! There are all different structures: sometimes people send out fabric, sometimes you use your stash, some last a full year, some just a few weeks. This is a really great post from another blog all about bees, so I won't reinvent the wheel:) http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2012/04/how-to-start-quilting-bee.html

      Personally, I've "found" other quilters via groups on Flickr (For a list of potential bees, start here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/quiltingbeeblocks/discuss/72157617103871916/page13/).

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