144 Quilt Blocks
Visit the flickr group.
Alicia :: mayfly — flickr
Anina :: twiddletails — flickr
Amanda Jean :: Crazy Mom Quilts — flickr
Courtney :: two straight lines — flickr
Eren :: This Vintage Chica — flickr
Erin :: house on hill road — flickr
Grace :: uncommon grace — flickr
Jennifer :: Mama Urchin — flickr
Kathy :: Pink Chalk Studio — flickr
Melissa :: all buttoned up — flickr
Morgan :: One More Moore — flickr
Sarah :: Sara + h: Sara With An H — flickr
Do you mind if I start my own virtual quilting bee?
No, I don’t mind at all. I knew this group would stretch the creativity of it’s members and who doesn’t need a good stretch sometimes.
Okay, so how does it work?
Each month one of the members (that month’s designer) sends me the fabric(s) for their quilt. I asked everyone to send at least one fat quarter but often they send two pieces. I then distribute the fabrics into envelopes and send them on to the other members, keeping one set of fabric for myself. Members then have until the end of the month to create a block that fits in the design idea of the designing member for that month and send it back to me. I gather all 11 blocks together and send them to the designing member who sews them into a quilt, two quilts, twelve pillows, or shoves them in a closet.
How big are your blocks?
Everyone creates a 12.5″x12.5″ block so that it will finish to 12″x12″ when sewn together.
Why haven’t I seen any finished quilts?
At this point not everyone has 12 finished blocks even if they designed their quilts months ago. We’re all busy moms and occasionally one of us gets behind. I think you’ll start to see finished quilts soon.
Why can’t I join the flickr group?
Membership in the group is limited to the 12 women participating but please check back to see the photos of our progress. If you are interested in following our progress please subscribe to the group’s RSS feed.
What’s your schedule?
Feb 2008 :: Jennifer
Mar 2008 :: Kathy
Apr 2008 :: Amanda Jean
May 2008 :: Courtney
Jun 2008 :: Anina
Jul 2008 :: Erin
Aug 2008 :: Eren
Sep 2008 :: Melissa
Oct 2008 :: Morgan
Nov 2008 :: Alicia
Jan 2009 :: Sarah
Feb 2009 :: Grace