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!