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5.13.2010

All around the world

If you ever visit my blog outside of GoogleReader, you've probably noticed those little icon's on the right side of my page that relate to sewing. See the one that says Fussy Cut Bee? Well, that little icon has been getting me all kinds of excited lately!
Let me give you the one paragraph explanation of a quilting bee. Basically, there are 12 people from all over the states (sometimes out of the country) and each person gets a month. When it's your month you send out fabric to the other 11 and they will sew you a block or two and send it back. Then you can sew them into a quilt, make pillows, do whatever you want with them. Comprende? 
 Well May is my month, so the end of April I sent out a little bit of these fabrics to the other 11 people. One package even went all the way to London. This quilt I had seen online was the inspiration (created by Alissa)
 And I'm starting to get blocks back in the mail. I am in LOVE with them, and can't wait until I get enough to put it all together! Here are a few that my lovely bee members have created for me

Aren't they gorgeous!? The first two were made by Jane over at Fancy Two she has two adorable little girls that keep her busy! The other four (I know, FOUR, wow! Thank you!!) were made by Lynette, you can visit her Etsy store here. Two very talented ladies! I will be sure to share once I get my blocks from all 11!

The modern quilting community is gaining quite a presence online... it's amazing how far quilting has come since the days of our grandma's and great grandma's! I urge those of you who aren't crafty to check it out next time you're in the market for a new blanket or baby gift, there's a lot of gorgeous handmade pieces all over Etsy!

8 comments:

Mateya said...

Seriously that is so cool! I know nothing about sewing, but if I did I would totally do this too...what a great idea! The quilt is going to be awesome! I want one!!!

Caroline said...

That is awesome. Those pieces are so pretty! I can't wait to see the final product.

Kristen said...

Very Cool! I can't wait to see the quilt when you have it finished.

I need to learn how to sew....

Katie said...

how much FUN! i wish i knew how to sew :) i can't wait to see the finished product!!! the squares you have now are GORGEOUS!!!

Domesticated-Bliss said...

This is so awesome! It really makes me wish I knew how to sew!

Lexilooo said...

I've never done a quilting bee, but would like to! I've done a few swaps here and there, most recently sending to/from The Netherlands.

I also did a "no-sew" block swap where we had to pick a 12x12 pattern, and cut the pieces for it, but not sew it, and then send ten sets of it off to the person in charge, and she sent back ten different sets of block pieces! They were all pinks/greens, but of course, don't match, so I am not sure exactly what I am going to do with them yet!

I'll be anxious to see the rest of the squares, and should look into taking part in a bee...

Brittany said...

What an incredible idea! I am in love with this! How awesome! Can't wait to see the finish product!

Tara said...

that is such a cool idea! i really wish i knew how to sew!