Sunday, January 11, 2009

BLQB and another quilting bee?

I am finally caught up on my blocks for the Busy Little Quilting Bee. November's block was for Sarah, who sent three fabrics (the orange dots, orange DS and the pear fabric) and requested log cabinish blocks or Denyse Schmidt improvisational blocks. The blue fabric just happened to be sitting on my cutting table and I just added it in. I think it was meant to be.


December's block was for Stephanie. She sent two fabrics, the solid white and solid red. She requested crosses with the white background and said we could add other red prints if we wanted. Her inspiration was the quilt from the Tokyo International Quilt Festival. I'm not even sure how this came together. I just started making some crosses and then sewed them together. I'd love to make a larger version of this for my own wall!


Today I hung out with my friend Stephanie. We got to talking about these blocks and made me think about starting another Virtual Quilting Bee. If there's enough interest (at least 12 people), I'll put a group together. It requires a commitment of making at least 1 block a month, depending on the number of people in the group. Each person "has" a month, in which they sent out fabric of their choice and a block is made for them by the others in the group. So, if you're interested, just leave a comment saying so. If there's enough people, I'll send out an e-mail and get a group started!

15 comments:

Sandy said...

I have been thinking that this would be a lot of fun to try! I would be game.

Viv said...

I really love those two blocks for the quilting bee. I joined a bee over at Little Blue Cottage, and I have a few ideas for my quilt, but they are pretty different :-) I'd love to join your bee too, but I don't think finances would allow it. So I will watch from the outside :-)

elpf said...

I've never done a virtual quilting bee, but I'd love to give it a try!

Rachael Adele said...

I'd love to participate! Good idea!

Colleen said...

Katie - you blocks are so lovely!!

I would love to take part in your virtual quilting bee : )

Valerie said...

I would love to be in a quilting bee. Love, love, love it! I've done 7 or 8 swaps in the past, but I need a break from swaps. :)

Oh, and by the way, I love your blog.

Needled Mom said...

Great job on the blocks. I do like those crosses in the red and it would make a great large quilt.

Wish I could participate in your BOM, but it is just not the right time now. Maybe the next one.

Stephanie said...

Yes, I'd definitely be up for the quilting bee - as I'm sure my sister, Kathy would be.

Allison said...

Hi, I would love to join the quilting bee, you can check out my stuff at cluckclucksew.blogspot.com. Thanks, I hope it works out! cluckclucksew@gmail.com, Allison

Philigry said...

i just love your blocks! beautiful. i am already doing one right now, but am tempted to join yours. let me know if you are short, and i will join in.

Kathy said...

Yes! I really want to do this.

~Michelle~ said...

I'm interested!

Lynn said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!

Like Philigry, I am already participating in another quilting bee, but if you are short, count me in!

Darci said...

It look like you have enough, but if not, I would love to join in with you guys.

John said...

I love your blog and would love to swap with you, but I think (unfortunately) that my plate's a little too full right now. Maybe (hopefully?) our paths will cross in a future group ... ! : )