Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Buzzy, Buzzy Bees.

The Siblings Together quilting bee's August bee was Collette. She sent us all strips of fabric from the Road 15 range by Sweetwater, as always donated by Moda, with which we were asked to make a Woven ribbons block. 

Collette has since finished the quilt which is fabulous. You can take a look at it here. It will make such a wonderful gift for a child in care who has been seperated from his or her siblings. The children are presented with the quilts at Summer camps arranged by the Siblings Together charity.

September is my month! The fabric I'm using is a super cute range called S'more Love by Cosmo cricket for Moda. I debated for ages on what block to ask for. As there's quite a lot of directional fabric in the range such as the rows of owls and campers and cars I went for a block with simple rectangles and squares which wouldn't need turning. The block is called Stepping Stairs by John Q Adams from the book Shape Workshop for Quilters by Fat Quarterly. The block in the book uses solid fabric for the squares so I picked out some of the less patterned fabrics and used those as a replacement for the solids.

The wadding for the quilt, and the other eleven quilts being made by the bee,  is being donated by Lady Sew and Sew and the backing for 'my' quilt by Sew Fresh Fabrics. Once I've received those and the blocks from the other bees then it's time to put the quilt together. These aren't just adverts below, they're all the generous companies who've donated the fabrics and wadding for to the bee.




Work has been going on on the Strip Bees quilts. The quilt tops have all had two strips added now and we're all about to add the third. I've just added to Julie's strip and have now sent it to Fran for her to add a strip. We agreed to not show what we've added but sneak peeks are allowed so here is a peek at what I've added to Julie's quilt top. I don't think that gives too much away.



Susan Owenby said...

Very nice! I love the owl print!

Glinda ♥ said...

Thanks again, Maria for organising the Strip Bee! So exciting to see how they're all coming along :)

Cloud CouCou said...

It's great to see how the siblings together quilts are getting on. Your block is very cute especially the owls! Nice sneak peak too ...definitely keeping us guessing :)

Jo said...

Have been looking through your blog and just love all your fabric choices!