Bee Beautiful patchwork quilt

Thursday, June 10, 2010

fabric for January
Thanks to the crafty women in the Bee Beautiful Virtual Quilting Bee, I received 20 scrappy log cabin blocks to make up this quilt.

bee beautiful blocks so far
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.

Bee Beautiful Log Cabin 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.

Bee Beautiful Log Cabin Quilt
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.

Bee Beautiful Log Cabin Quilt
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.

Bee Beautiful Log Cabin Quilt
Now I'm just catching a few more peeks at this before I have to wrap it up and give it away.

22 comments

  1. I love it! I love the scrappyness to it. What a great job these ladies did, and you of course. I think you made the right decision but not adding the sashing between the blocks, really makes it unique and really scrappy.

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! You have some killer scraps!

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  3. It's beautiful!! I love the bright binding!

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  4. That really came together beautifully! The lime green binding is perfect!

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  5. love this quilt! those pink little squares and the bright binding are a perfect match!
    the scrappy look is amazing! you lucky-hippie friend will be crazy with it!

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  6. It is so gorgeous. I can't believe you can give it away. You did such a beautiful job quilting it. I have the same sewing machine.

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  7. Eeek! My favorite kind of quilt... bright and busy! I love the fabrics and the backing and binding are perfect. What a lucky friend!

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  8. oh my goodness rebekah, what an amazingly stunning quilt! i love it!!

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  9. Love this quilt! The colors are just amazing!

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  10. this is beautiful! i think the scrappy and busyness is really fun.

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  11. It is fabulous! I'm sure that it will be loved.

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  12. Truly gorgeous. What a lucky friend you have! I think I would keel over if someone handed me something as beautiful as that!

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  13. Sigh, it's tough when quilts leave so quickly, eh? I always like a bit of time with them, then it's easier to part, and I LOVE seeing the quilts again at my friends'/relatives' places :)

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  14. I love it so much! How do you find the time to whip out these beautiful quilts?! Beautiful work as always.

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  15. This is gorgeous. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled.

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  16. They all came together so beautifully. I'm impressed!

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  17. I love all those colors, beautiful!

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  18. i like the pieced top, but i LOVE your choice of backing/quilting thread/binding colors! nice work!

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  19. It's really, really pretty, Rebekah! Your quilting is always stunning.

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  20. So colour full and vibrant. I love it.

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