Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Beehive quilt top

My fellow Beehivers have come through for my month so amazingly!!


(Please excuse the crappy photos. My new 'baby' will be with me at the end of the week and all things photographic on this blog are sure to improve).

I asked everyone in the bee to make string blocks using a gorgeous green Kaffe shot cotton through the centres and loads of my scraps everywhere else.



I also requested each person to contribute a scrap or 2 from her own stash to make it a truly communal quilt.


I'm still considering adding to the border with more scraps. (I've run out of the green and I'm not allowed to buy any more!) What do you think? It is currently 53 inches square(ish).


Either way, I'm so excited to get this one quilted and bound.
This has been my first quilting bee and I have so enjoyed the process of creating these beautiful communal quilts.

Hope you are having a great week.

Andi :-)

25 comments:

Wendy . . . said...

Love the green!
Scrappy binding would suit!
Cheers

Kate said...

I love that green too! And agree on the scrappy binding - that is a great quilt.

Liesl said...

Its fabulous!

In Awe of Applique said...

absolutely love the green shot cotton...it really makes all the other colors pop!!!

Jen said...

<3 it!

Bellgirl said...

Glorious green! What were you thinking for the border, string strips?

Clair said...

Wow....simply, wow!

Maria said...

The green makes it look so cool.
Great scrappy quilt.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Looks lovely Andi - and a lot like my monster that is still waiting to be quilted.

It also has green middle-strings, but it is even larger. It is going on a wall eventually, and is 100" x 60". Each block is 10" square.

I got scraps of fabrics from my friends at my Quilting Guild, so apart from containing lots of bits from my stash, it has scraps from others' stashes as well. Such a great way to capture memories.

Any idea how you will quilt it - I've spent months putting it off, and need to make a start.

You can see it here

http://www.matchingpegs.com/2010/01/29/catch-my-fabric-love-disease/

Marit said...

Oh, Andi - it's so pretty! I would never have guessed that it is made as a joint effort. What a great idea for a bee block!
I think it is a nice size, too! You are tempting me to try this pattern again...
; )

Miranda said...

Love it! you never cease to inspire me with your amazingly colourful quilts! Well done :)

Annie said...

Love these style of quilts. Just beautiful.

Polka Dot Daze said...

That is so cool!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Love the blocks Andi - and the green is fabulous!

Cass said...

I love it Andi the colours are fantastic

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

It's amazing, Andi!! I so want one!

katrina said...

Andi! You are my HERO for getting this together so quickly!!! Plus, it looks amazing. :)

The Calico Cat said...

Since you asked, 53 inches squares seems to be a tad small. I can see a scrappy piano key border... & That addition could easily add 10-ish inches without making it clunky...

Now as for the green - I would really want it for the binding - with out with the addition of my border...

The Calico Cat said...

That was supposed to be "with or without the addition of my border." at the end.

I can't type & it is rather obvious...

jeri bonser said...

This is so beautiful. Makes me want to join a swap!

Lorraine said...

It is wonderful ,the green is perfect !

Krafty KJ said...

I LOVE the green! I've been meaning to have a go at this pattern for a while... life is just busy... Looking forward to seeing it quilted too.

Gina said...

What a superb quilt. Definitely keen to try something similar with my scraps!

Dragonfly said...

This is just wonderful! I absolutely love the green.

Tonya R said...

it's wonderful! I can see a border made out of a wide piece of solid - would really set it off and make those inner blocks shine.