January 4, 2010

The Bee Beautiful Virtual Quilting Bee

A couple months ago, I received an email from Julie about starting a quilting bee with her. I didn't have much to think about... the answer was YES!

So Bee Beautiful was born, and we went about making a list of like-minded quilters whose work we admired and wanted to work with. I was delighted that it didn't take us too long at all to get ten people to agree to join us :)

January is our first month, and brave Rebekah stepped up to the plate and volunteered for it. I just received her fabric today and I do believe I squealed when I opened the package!

I'm so excited to begin because she chose a fantastic block from one of my favourite books, Patchwork Style by Suzuko Koseki (I believe it's known by another name in Japanese). I've wanted to make this quilt for my own bed for a while, so perhaps after making this block, I'll finally muster up the strength to start it.

My month is April and I've already changed my mind half a dozen times about what block I'd like to have everyone make. Yeah, I'm a dork.

So over the course of this year, I'll share the blocks I'll be making for the wonderful quilters in this little bee of ours. Let the block-making begin! :)


Stephanie said...

I also got Rebekah's package over the weekend and can't wait to make my blocks, and seeing what everyone else comes up with! That is a very pretty quilt she chose for her inspiration, I can see why you'd also want to make one, I'm really liking it a lot myself!

Rebekah said...

So glad the fabric seems to be arriving safe and sound! Thanks for inviting me to join in the fun!

Chelsea said...

Jealous. Next time you start a bee you better let me know! I've always wanted to do one

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

don't make me blush! ;-)

Vicki said...

I am excited to make my blocks for Rebekah! And I have an idea for my month... even though it's not till September. (check out my flickr for a hint) :)


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