Friday, December 30, 2011

A Finished Bee Quilt

This is my last finish of the year.  These blocks have been sitting in the box for months and needed to become a quilt.  I was trying to figure out some fabulous quilt back, but decided just to take the easy route and used minky instead. 

These blocks were made by the wonderful ladies in our {Sew} Beautiful Bee.  Elizabeth organized our bee a year ago and we're gearing up to start a new round in January--all 11 members are sticking around.  I consider this a quilt from my friends.  I had a chance to meet most of the women in our group at Sewing Summit.  I'm so excited to see what the next year has in store for us.


Lee made this great label for each of us.  It includes names and hometowns (which I blurred).

I asked each member to make a wonky/improv style log cabin block between 12"-16".  I sent everyone an assortment of black and white prints, along with prints from one color.  I am so happy with how they all turned out.  I sashed the blocks in white for a finished size of 18".  The final quilt size is 54" x 72".  I chose to do random straight-line quilting in grey thread.

I detailed who made each block below so I can document and remember.  Thanks so much to each of these great ladies.  I loved putting this together. 
Katie from Katie's Korner
Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy
Brooke from Pitter Putter Stitch
Cara from Me a Mom?
Anne Marie from Gen X Quilters
Cherie from Sew and So Quilts
Lee from Freshly Pieced
Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations
Angela from My Three Sons
Emily from Mommy's Nap Time
My block
My block

15 comments:

  1. Awesome finish! I was thinking about all my fun blocks yesterday - they should become a quilt, too.

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  2. Beautiful, Kati! I love the way this turned out.

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  3. Oh, it looks so wonderful! I love the way you made the blocks float with sashing, they look so cool!!

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  4. Oh how cool! Love the splash of colour with the black and white and all the improv blocks

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  5. I love your quilt!!! Great finish for the year!

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  6. What a brilliant quilt - the blocks are so inspiring!

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  7. What a great finish. Love the quilting and that you shared each person's block! And minky!!!!! Cozy!

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  8. Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love how the colours pop against the black and white :-)

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  9. I love how this turned out, Kati!

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  10. It's beautiful, Kati! Enjoy it!

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  11. yay, love it! which reminds me, i need to finish up mine. :)

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  12. Hi! That is really wonderful quilt and so exiting colours! I love also the quilt in your last post! Happy New Year! x Teje

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  13. I may need to copy this quilt. It is such a great idea!

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  14. It's so wonderful!! I love how each of us came up with slightly different blocks - very fun!

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  15. love it ... i let those wonky blocks intimate me how do i get started ... anyone have a good book or pattern to get me hooked....

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