June's Quilting Bee

I used to make quilts.  In fact, I've made nine of them, but the last one I finished was in 2004.  I didn't know anyone else my age that quilted, and I mostly made it up as I went along.   I ended up with quilts that didn't always stand the test of time and finished products that I wasn't always happy with.

Well, this year I've been really inspired by the craft blogging world and all of the opportunities to participate with other crafters around the country and around the world.  I've read and learned so much from knitting blogs, mommy crafting blogs and now I'm enamored with quilting blogs.  I put up this link about quilting bees in the sidebar awhile ago. About a week after that, I finally got up the courage to join a quilting bee, Sew Buzzy.  June was led by Kristen in Oregon and she wanted wonky stars made from 1930's reproduction fabrics.







These were the fabrics sent to me in the mail.
 



And here is the block I made to send back.





I made an extra little block to send to her, too.
So, every month for the next twelve months (excluding December), I'll be posting another block for the group.  July's block is for Muriël in the Netherlands.  We are making wonky houses for a neighborhood quilt.  I'm looking through my fabric stash for cute animals to peek out from the windows and the tree.  I'm really looking forward to learning a lot from these ladies and I hope to share a little with you.
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2 comments:

melissa said...

fantastic melinda!

what a perfect way to get back into quilting. i love both the blocks, but that little one is just too cute for words!

which month is yours?

cmv said...

what a brilliant idea! and i love the fabrics and color scheme- can't wait to follow along your monthly quilting adventures!

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