Another bee quilt

26 Oct

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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:

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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.

IMG_7423I 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. IMG_7420 I do love how blocks from 14 or so different people can work together to make a bright and colourful quilt.    IMG_7422This 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). IMG_7418 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.

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I’m entering this into the Large Quilts category and looking forward to browsing lots of other quilts in all the categories!

Quilt Stats:

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

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2015 FAL at On the Windy Side
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6 thoughts on “Another bee quilt

  1. Oh lovely! I don’t think you’re late, I think there are three more days? I hope so because I’m still quilting my entry 😀

  2. I like the distribution of color. This is a bright and happy quilt. Good luck with the Bloggers Quilt Festival, and congratulations on meeting your October goal.

  3. There is just something special about many hands (and hearts) making a quilt for someone they don’t know. Lovely quilt that will be loved very much by the little girl who receives it. So glad you linked up with ALYOF so I could enjoy the eye candy!

  4. Bravo – you have really made a fabulous contribution thank you Mary! And thanks for joining the #siblingstogether link up!

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