Tuesday, May 17, 2011

April Quilting Bee Blocks

I hope you enjoyed the Bella Solids parade! Now, back to regularly scheduled programming. It's time for my monthly round-up of my quilting bee blocks...

First up is my block for the do. Good Stitches { Charity Bee }. April was actually my month in that bee, which means I determined the blocks I wanted the other bee members to make. I am also responsible for assembling and finishing the quilt top and making sure it gets donated for charity.

I decided to ask each member to make 4 shoo-fly blocks using Malka Dubrawsky's pattern (free pattern here), because I was so inspired by the gorgeous quilt she made that is featured in her book, Color Your Cloth. I asked everyone to stick to shades of green, blue, and purple. It's been great fun seeing everyone's fabric selection as the blocks roll in.

Here's my contribution to the quilt:

do. Good Stitches | April

Can't wait to see this one come together.

In my other bee, Buzz Cuts, Sudi-Laura asked for large (15.5") square-in-square blocks. It's my absolute favorite block, so I had no trouble whipping up this one for her:

Buzz Cuts | April

With this month, sadly, Buzz Cuts is coming to a close. The group has been a rarity -- two years going strong with little to no flaking or major issues. The Buzz Cuts gang included some of the most reliable and highly inspirational quilters that I've met on my quilting journey so far. Thanks to everyone in the group for all of my wonderful blocks and for letting me stitch with you. Special thanks goes out to our fearless leader, QuiltinKimmie. Love ya', Kim!

But you know what they say: when one door closes, another one opens. And as Buzz Cuts draws to an end, Bee Tweet will be getting started in May. I'm excited to join some old friends and get to know some new ones as this bee gets up off the ground.


  1. I'm excited to see the charity quilt come together. Malka has great patterns.

  2. I love the Shoo Fly pattern and your square!
    I also love sewing for charity.

  3. I am so excited for the Bee Tweet also! I have missed Quilting Bees.

  4. Good luck. Great attitude!

  5. I just can't get over this blog! I only just found it yesterday (Saturday, May 21st, 2011) and have already gone back about 3 years worth of posts. I must say that you have an impecible (sp?) taste for fabrics & combos.

  6. Hey--my cute daughter--from Prairie Grass Patterns--pointed you out to me at Quilt Market last week. What a nice guy you seem to be. I'm a bit new at the quilting thing, but perhaps you guys can teach me how. :} Thanks for being here and making me brave.