I’m leaving it a bit late to enter a quilt for bloggers quilt festival just because I’ve not had the time to sit down and write! But here it now is:
This is a bee quilt with blocks made by members of the Siblings Together group and a few other kind donations. It is actually the second quilt made with the blocks I received, here is the first, it looks quite similar.
I try to choose a block that is large and fairly simple so that it doesn’t take long to put together and also so that I have enough blocks for a whole quilt top if members just make one block each. The disappearing nine patch was made with 7″ squares. I had one spare block and added this to the back along with some other donated pieces that folks sent with their blocks. I do love how blocks from 14 or so different people can work together to make a bright and colourful quilt. This is the first feminine bee quilt I have made and it’s been a really nice change from making ones that I think a teenage boy would like (I would be delighted though if a teenage boy picked one of these quilts as his favourite). This was my goal for October and on my 4th quarter FAL list, so I am really pleased to have it finished and have already sent it off to the Siblings Together charity.
I’m entering this into the Large Quilts category and looking forward to browsing lots of other quilts in all the categories!
Pattern – Disappearing Nine Patch
Backing – Walkabout Triangles by Beth Studley for Makower
Binding – a bit scrappy, Bike Path by Alison Glass, Herringbone in Lake by Joel Dewberry,
Wadding – Super-Soft 70/30 Eco-Blend by Sew Simple
Quilting – in the ditch by me on my Janome Horizon using Aurifil 2530 50 weght
Finished size – 58″ x 80″
Made for – Siblings Together