Bee Beautiful patchwork quilt
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thanks to the crafty women in the Bee Beautiful Virtual Quilting Bee, I received 20 scrappy log cabin blocks to make up this quilt.
I sent everyone in the group a pile of my scraps (isn't it crazy how a single piece of fabric can bring back so many memories?) and a pink center square and each of the group members made me two scrappy log cabin blocks for my quilt.
The colors and patterns are wild and crazy, and while I could have added sashing between to tone things down, I decided to sew each block directly together for a true patchwork look. This quilt is a birthday present for a hippie and color loving person and I know that she'll love the craziness of it.
I added five blocks of my own to make it a square quilt. The final size is about 55" x 55" and each block was originally 12" before seaming.
I used a brown sheet for the back, pink thread for the stippling and a lime green print from the stash. I quilted this myself on my Janome.
Now I'm just catching a few more peeks at this before I have to wrap it up and give it away.