Monday, January 5, 2015

Bee Blessed Sampler Quilt

This past weekend I finished a quilt top!  I am so happy to have this project completed - it is a very special quilt top that has slept dormant in my sewing room for WAY too long.  You see, this is not just any old quilt top, but a top created with blocks donated by members of the Modern Quilters of Ireland and supporting quilters (blogged about here).


The idea was to create a top for Bee Blessed that might be suitable for a fella.  The only instructions to members was to use blue/green in the block on a white background.  What the members created was just beautiful, with each block complimenting the next.  


I was only to arrange them, add sashing and finish the top off with a border.  I had arranged them nicely on my design wall, so that the lights/darks were evenly distributed.  However, when I stitched the rows together, rows two and three got switched around.  This lands the two "heavy" blocks together in rows three and four.  Ah, well.  These things happen.  


I decided to sash it with a Moda print I had remaining after a 241 Tote I made for my Mom years ago.  I have always really liked this print, but it does not jive well with the rest of my stash. It therefore is never used.  This fabric is a tone on tone blue with navy filigree pattern.  It's not too floral for a fella, I liked the blue with the blocks and I had more than enough yardage.  Score.


This top will leave Galway this week to live in Belfast.  Judith and Sarah, we love what you have created with Bee Blessed and we hope you can find a nice home for this quit.  

18 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Cindy! This is really beautiful! How it's so easy to MIX the rows even we take so much care - I do that too! x Teje

Quilter in the Gap said...

Regardless of row switching. (something we would have never known BTW), it's a gorgeous top! Thanks for sharing.

Annabella said...

I know we quilters like to avoid these things but actually I really like those two blocks together and as it's for a man - let's face it, he's unlikely to notice! Gorgeous finish my friend.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

it's lovely to see how the blocks made by different people suddenly all come together. This has made a lovely quilt.

Leanne said...

I really like the way it ended up being laid out, a bit of random added in to the plan. Your modern quilters did a beautiful job on the blocks too.

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

What a lovely quilt Cindy! I am particularly drawn to the castle block. What fun!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, lovely job :o)

Andee said...

It looks great, I especially love that castle block!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Looks very very nice! and yes so boy's quilt.

Judith, Belfast said...

Totally awesome C! Thank you so much ladies! Jxo

Ruth said...

Love how this turned out and with the two strong corners seems balanced to me!

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Oh I love it Cindy 😘

Canadian Abroad said...

It's a beautiful quilt and I love the castle block!

Sarah said...

It is brilliant! Be sure and thank everyone for us. I'm sure we will find it a new home shortly.

Naomi Collins said...

It looks fantastic Cindy! Well done you!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Bravo!

Tina said...

Love it!

dutchcomfort said...

A beautiful quilt!

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