Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bee sampler

So as I've been settling back into life on the ground, making friends with my sewing machine again, I've been catching up on my quilting bee squares that I've been behind on... And while I was doing research on those, i realized that all the partners in my bee are making a quilt-along sampler - where each months blocks get sent to the gal whose they are, but then they make one out of their own fabrics to keep as a reminder of the year. At first I thought that was too much extra work, but then I realized that i would love a keepsake of this experience, so today I decided to catch up on the previous 4 months' blocks. I picked fabrics I knew I would never otherwise use - that's kind of a fun game for me.. (can i use a bunch of fabrics I don't love and make something I do love?)... And here we go.

The next question that i have to figure out is once I run out of these scraps, what will the next blocks bs made of that will coordinate? For me, these are fun challenges that stretch my creative muscles. (and they're great at "busting my stash"!)


Alison Marie said...

I love your self-challenge to love the unloved fabrics! They look great.

Melissa said...

Haha! I have to laugh at myself. You said you caught up on all your sampler blocks in one day -- it would take me a day (or three!) to just do one! Yes, I'm making a sampler quilt, too...but I've only actually done Abi's block. :o) I stalled on Leslie's because I already knew how to do a wonky log cabin, and I thought it was most important to actually get Alison's block DONE before I made one for me. :o) Next up, Blossom. Then Lori. Then I get a break because it's my month! Whew! :o)
I am excited, though, for the sampler quilt. I know I'll love having it and having the memory of helping to make 12 quilts. :o)



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