I’ve been participating in three different quilting Bee’s for several months now. Two are through Flickr (Fresh Modern Bee & Vintage Sheet Quilting Bee) and the other is through the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild (Bee Happy). My month for Fresh Modern Bee finally came up and I got to have blocks made for me!
I decided to go with a Christmas theme and use all that holiday fabric I purchased last year and never got to use. It’s a mix of Michael Miller’s “Funky Christmas” and “Have a Sheri Berry Holiday” fabric with a few other things mixed in.
I asked each Bee Member to make two “pictoral” Christmas-themed blocks. They could be any size between 6.5″-14.5″. Yeah, pretty general, but look at these amazing blocks I received back!
Everyone in this bee is so amazingly talented and they wow me every single month with their creations.
Here are the blocks laid out together:
(Three were lost in the mail, which makes me SO sad. One of the risks of doing an online Bee and having to mail everything back and forth)
I love the randomness of the sizes yet how nicely they fit together. I still need to make two blocks myself and I’ll probably add a border.
My plan was to have it done by Christmas, but I didn’t realize I would be facing morning sickness and exhaustion, so my new goal is to have it done by next Christmas along with a matching tree skirt and a matching stocking for each family member. I’m also trying to figure out how I want to quilt this (it’s HUGE). I am thinking I will keep it simple, so that I don’t detract from the beautiful images.
I am hoping that the kids enjoy getting this quilt out each year. My mom had some handmade Christmas items and I always got really excited to see them every December and discover each little detail all over again.