Monday, October 18, 2010

My First Bee Quilt

I joined my first virtual quilting bee a year ago on flickr. Briefly, a virtual bee consists of about 12 participants. Each month one participant sends fabric and instructions to everyone else, and the others send back a block or more to that person. My month was back in February, and I received some really fun blocks (the original idea for this quilt was borrowed from Isa - thanks!). Thanks to the ladies in my first bee!
I made about half of the blocks that came together in this quilt. I'm so happy to see the finished product. It measures 60 x 84.The quilting really makes this quilt special. You can see how amazing it is! How cool is that!? The artist who created these unique designs is Angela. I love that each block is quilted differently. That makes the quilt so interesting to look at. Thank you Angela! I will enjoy this quilt for years to come, and the collaborative aspects of it made the whole experience so fun.

11 comments:

Marg said...

It's absolutely stunning. I love the colour combination and the beautiful array of blocks. Simply fabulous!

Farmyard Crafts said...

It's gorgeous! I love your colour combinations... blue and brown are always so beautiful together! The quilting is lovely too!

Bellgirl said...

wow, it's wonderful! I love the soft, cool colours and the designs.

Heidi said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Heidi said...

It looks marvelous! Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to know I contributed to this lovely quilt. The quilting is awesome too. It complements the blocks well.

traceyjay said...

I really love this. Soothing and elegant.

Sew Ladybug Sew said...

What a nice quilt. Did you like the quilting be? Would you do it agin? I have bin thinking about doing one for sometime, but I'm just not sure.

Vicki said...

so beautiful.
I'm interested in your thoughts on the bee and if you'll do it again, too. I've been in 2 this year, and am still undecided about participating next year.

Ariane said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I love it!!!

urbancrunch said...

I love your bee quilt! The blocks and the layout are great.
Jaclyn

Melissa said...

I love all the different sized blocks. It turned out lovely. I can't get over Angela's quilting. Beautiful!