Sunday, January 6, 2013

Quilt Bee catch up

Yay I'm finally up to date with my quilt Bee "Bee Europa" blocks after Christmas crept up too quickly and I fell behind and felt very guilty but now even January's block is done and in the post!!
For any newbies to quilting I would definitely suggest joining a Quilt Bee! Here are a few of my own personal reasons that will hopefully encourage some of you out there to join in the fun!!
  • It's a great way to get know other talented and like minded people, you may even get the chance to meet them in person as I did at the Fat Quarterly retreat which was so much fun!
  • It really has helped develop my quilting knowledge and skill by making blocks that I would have otherwise not have tried.
  • I have discovered an amazing array of wonderful blogs and tutorial sites that have inspired me greatly.
  • I have been able to work with some wonderful fabrics that I never get to see in the shops near me and from actually seeing these in person I felt more comfortable when buying them on line without being to see and feel them first!  
  • Finally when it is your month and all your blocks are back you have a wonderful range of blocks ready to be made into a quilt!! (As yet mine are still blocks - a quilt/s is on my to do list for 2013!) For the few years that I have been taking part in quilt bees I usually went with a set block so each finished block is the same but I have loved it when we have been given a bit more free choice and the recipient gets back a range of personal blocks, something I think I might try in the future!
So go on what are you waiting for!? Best place to start is Flickr, that is where I found my Bee.
Here are my recent blocks:
October block, paper piecing letters, great video tutorial here:
November block, mini bow tie, great tutorial here:
December block, Wonky Star, really easy to follow tutorial here:
January block, Mod Mosaic, great tutorial with really helpful photos here:
That's it for the Quilt Bee catch up, also linking up with:
 Plum and June


Beth said...

I love that last block!

heart of charnwood said...

Those are all great reasons to join a Bee and i agree with you, it is lots of fun! Visiting from P&J Monday Link Up. Ange : )