The definition is "where people gather together to make a quilt."
Well, I recently participated in a Virtual Quilting Bee hosted by Amy Smart over at Diary of a Quilter. So instead of gathering together to learn to make new and different blocks, I just logged onto her blog every two weeks and made a new one from there. I used a fat quarter set that I already owned for the project, Oh, Deer! by Moda.
You can still get the fat quarters at a few places, one that I know of is Lily Bella Fabrics.
The Bee just finished the 16th, and final block. It has been so much fun to participate!!! Now in a few weeks Amy is gonna come back and tell use how to put the blocks together to make a quilt. Though I have some idea how it will look because of a previous quilt she made from a different quilt-along.
Here are my blocks:
There are three blocks where I used a cream solid (towards the beginning of the bee), but I think I will still use the cream for a sashing - those three may just pop out more. Then I'm thinking a red and blue for my squares and borders (if we really put it together just like the one Amy made). Thoughts???
I decided to go back to the same color scheme for my last block that I used in my first block...tie it all in for me:
|Block 15 - Paper Piecing|
And fussy cutting:
I just can't believe that its almost over. It has been so much fun!!