Virtual Quilting Bee – April and May

When Amanda Jean said she wanted a red and white quilt — only red and white — I thought, no problem. I have a ton of red fabric in my stash. Well, it turns out I didn’t have any of the right red and all the right reds had a little something else in them too — green, pink, tan. So I finally got myself to a fabric store last week and picked up a few red and white prints. I decided to make a star since Amanda Jean helped me begin to conquer my fear of triangles. I had to rip out the last seam about four times before I was satisfied with it. It is still not perfect but the points in the middle match so I’ll live with it.

Virtual Quilting Bee April

Courtney sent three solids and asked us to create a square that was bordered in the muslin color. Courtney said: feel free to tea dye, distress fabrics, or to pair them with things that appear just a little “off.” And if it’s a fabric that looks like it was your grandpa’s work shirt, or your grandma’s house dress even better. So I wanted my square to look like it was pieced together with little leftover or re-used scraps. I think I did it. Well, I hope I did.

Virtual Quilting Bee May
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9 Responses to “Virtual Quilting Bee – April and May”


  1. 1 Anina May 9, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    So very pretty! I still don’t have a clue what I want. Help!

  2. 2 erin May 9, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    you did great on both of them!

  3. 3 Courtney May 9, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    yay yay yay yay yay;)

  4. 4 amandajean May 9, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    they are both lovely! I am so excited!

  5. 5 Jacquie May 9, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    They are beautiful! Nice work. I’m sure they will love them.

  6. 6 martha May 10, 2008 at 7:06 am

    I like the brown and blue together on the second one. I bet that will be a stunning quilt, with the muslin around each square.

  7. 7 Kris May 10, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful blocks – you did a great job. And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my pillow!!!!

  8. 8 katie May 11, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    happy mothers day! your family is so sweet!

  9. 9 Make and Takes May 15, 2008 at 12:41 am

    I am loving this Virtual Bee. I need to start one or find one for myself. It would force me to step out of my Patchy Squares comfort zone. Thanks for sharing each month.


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