Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Quilting Bee!





I am so excited about being able to participate in my very first quilting bee! It's such a wonderful group...I truly feel honored to be able to take part! And we have the absolute cutest button and blog design by Shari! Even though I'm brand-new to this...I got to go first!



I cut into my precious stack of Happy Mochi Yum Yum and sent everyone two fat eighths and some background fabric. I've been wanting to make a fun sampler quilt with these fabrics since last spring, so this seemed like the perfect time to use it!


I gave a few ideas for inspiration...and have received my first two blocks! (Did I mention how fun it is to get quilt blocks in the mail?)! The first block I received was from Nedra who made a beautiful Greek Cross block...love this!


Next I received Trish's block, also a Greek Cross.  Trish added in some Lakehouse gingham which I love! And...she sent the cutest tissue holder made with some of the left-overs!


I love both of these blocks...and I've seen a third one on-line already that I can't wait to share with you!

I know I'm going to love this Bee!


12 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

How fun!! Love the blocks. Have a happy day!

Beth said...

Those are great. How fun that you got involved in a bee. Ever since I read Block Party, I've been fascinated with the thought of joining (or starting) one.

Siobhán said...

That is going to be such a fun quilt!

notes of sincerity said...

What a happy quilt this will be! I can hardly wait to see all the blocks together. :o)

Patti said...

Love the blocks and those above me are so right it is going to be a fun quilt.
Love
Patti xxx

Kelli said...

I'm in my first bee right now too, and it is so much fun! You are right about getting quilt blocks in the mail. :o) Yours are gorgeous, can't wait to see the rest. xo

Tracy said...

Those blocks are gorgeous.

W. Latane Barton said...

That sounds like a bushel of fun!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how exciting! Your new blocks are so bright and happy. I know you're going to have a fantastic time with this Bee!!!

Mama Pea said...

That is fun! I am doing my first bee ever this year, too. I am really loving it. This is my month and I just got two sets of blocks back. I'll be posting more soon. I will enjoy watching you on this!

Pothys said...

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.Bridal silks

Talin's Corner said...

It looks like you are going to have fun with this bee. Can't wait to see all your blocks together.