Thursday, October 31, 2013

Modern Stitching Bee Quilt: FINISHED

Why is it bee quilts are always my favorites?  Is it because each of my friends contributed a bit of happiness?  Is it because I can see their personalities in each block?  I think so!  The ladies in this bee are so very special to me, so this quilt was bound to be a hit!  


This quilt started in November of 2012 when I was queen bee and requested a scrappy Depression block.  My bee mates were quick to send in beautiful blocks, but I had set them aside for months and months. It was only when I was preparing for the Fat Quarterly Retreat in July 2013 that I realized I could assemble the top and hand it off to Emily for quilting (you can see her work bit better in this post).  Done!

 
 

The back is Kona Peacock pieced with signature blocks from some of my bee mates.  I wish I made other siggy blocks for those who were not able to send in their own...just to have the complete group included.  Live and learn.

 
  

 I then finished it off with a dotty pink binding from Simply Style and popped it into the wash and held my breath.  Thank goodness the Color Catchers did their job because the white top stayed nice and crisp.  After a day or two on the line and a tumble dry, this quilt is now in use each and every evening.  


Ladies, thank you.  I think it's absolutely wonderful.


Quilt Stats

Name: Unknown - Modern Stitching Bee Quilt for now.
Made for: Me to use while watching TV curled up on the couch.
Fabric: Scraps and white fabric from bee mates, Kona Peacock on the back and binding by Simply Style.
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil.
Batting: 100% Simply Cotton.
Size: Approximately 60x60 inches.
Quilting: Quilted by Emily using an infinity loop.
Pattern: Depression block using this tutorial.





19 comments:

slaneyhandcraft said...

Beautiful!!

Leanne said...

It is wonderful, and I am pleased to have contributed to your quilt. I bet it is fun to snuggle under too.

Sarah said...

Oh wow! Its so bright! Depression block my arse. lol Love it! x

pennydog said...

Love it! I wish I was in a "proper" bee- the ones I've done are a bit free for all and there's no guarantee you'll love the end product (read: I'm having to add a lot of applique but for now it will sit in a drawer)!

Svetlana said...

beautiful quilt.

Andee said...

LOVE IT! I also think is is a great idea to put the siggy blocks on the back. I am thinking about joining my first bee this year and if I do I will request a siggy block from each of them too!

Sarah Lou said...

Beautiful, I love the scrappy rainbowyness :D

Nicky said...

It is so beautiful - I love the brightness of it all!

Well done - you seem to pick fabulous bee blocks Cindy and I'm glad to have contributed to this one!

Canadian Abroad said...

Yay! It's like so many jewels with all those wonderful colours. Love it and love that I got to make a little part of it for you.

Judith, Belfast said...

Depressing it definitely isn't!! It's stunning! Jxo

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, it looks fab! The name of that block really is depressing though!

Vicki Posten said...

So colorful and beautiful. Good ol' color catchers. Yay!!!

Linda Coleman said...

beautiful Cindy, love the zingy colours

Betty said...

It's beautiful! so invitingly snuggly!

Peggy said...

it is truly beautiful! love the bright colours!

Strawberry Patch said...

So so gorgeous, well planned out by you and I am very lucky to have been such a part of it. Xxx

Wendy said...

beautiful quilt and so lovely that it has meaning to you

Charo said...

I love it! The colors are so happy!

diane said...

It's really pretty Cindy and Modern Stitching Bee is a fun and creative group

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