As I was gabbing to my dear friend today about a new quilting bee that I am participating in, her response was, "Why haven't you blogged about it yet?" Good question! Well, my only excuse, apart for being in England for two weeks is that I've been a little under weather since we returned and I'm not sure that I've actually sat down at the computer for more than a few minutes at a time...until now. So, here goes!
Back in March, I decided to face my fear of participating in an online quilting bee. I joined a new bee that is comprised of 12 "newbies." Sounded like a good safe place to start, and with one block down, I'm so glad that I did!
April's block was to be a "Mondrian" inspired quilt block. When I returned from England I had a lovely bundle of fabric waiting for me and I couldn't wait to get started. First of all, I love seeing other people's fabric selections. Especially when I really like all of the fabrics individually, but never would have put them together on my own. My bundle included two shades of gray, a brown/metallic print, orange monotone, blue dots, stripe, green wonky blocks, and a green floral.
And here's the final product...
I had so much fun putting this block together and even more fun seeing all of the other bee member's contributions! I can't wait to see the final product!
So, if you've never stepped out of your comfort zone and tried an online quilting bee, I highly recommend it!