Monday, 23 June 2014

Strip Bees reveal all!

Almost a year ago I started an online bee. Six quilters from all over the UK and Jersey each made a patchwork strip which were then sent round the group with each member adding a strip until the quilt tops were complete.

This weekend we all met at Jen's for a wonderful get together where the big reveal took place. None of us had seen what had been added to our strips since we sent them off on their journeys a year ago.
Huge thanks go to Jen for hosting the weekend, as Fran put it on her blog, Jen turned her home into a five star hotel for the weekend.

First of all I must apologise to my bee mates for any photos of them which they may feel are less than flattering. I had limited photos to choose from as most of my pictures were out of focus. I'm told it was pilot error, it appears that in my exitement I didn't give the camera time to focus.

I started with a row of wonky houses.

 Here I am with my wonderful completed quilt top. I'm going to do a separate post detailing each row.

Here's Sarah from Quilt Candy about to see her quilt top for the first time.

Here's (a rather poor) of picture of it. 

I didn't manage to get even one vaguely in focus of Amy, from Cloud CouCou, with hers. She started with an improv. block which gave some of us quite a challenge when deciding what to add.
Didn't it turn out fantasically?

After the riot of colour of Sarah and Amy's quilts, Julie's (mackandmabel) was a more subtle, but just as beautiful quilt.
Here she is about to have her first look.

Our wonderful hostess, Jen of Glinda Quilts, was in competition with the sunshine when she revealed her quilt!

Last but certainly not least was Fran of Patchyrose. As with Amy I didn't manage to get one usable picture of her with her quilt.

Wow, what a riot of colour!

Thanks to all the ladies for agreeing to join me in the bee. I've enjoyed it so much and it was fantastic to meet you all at the weekend. Extra special thanks to Jen for opening up your home to us for the weekend.

I'll be back soon with more of we got up too.



Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is just too, too, much fun! Each one us so bright and fun. They are all so different but all seem to blend together. What a great idea.

Fran said...

Fabulous, you did felt great photos of the quilts! Roll on next time...

Catherine said...

They look totally brilliant - what a great result:-)

Rachel said...

Wonderful! And they look so fab all hanging up together too!

Glinda ♥ said...

Funny Maria, I think we were all very excited! Once again thanks for organising and for being such a fabby guest! Hope to do it again soon :)

Ruth said...

Wow they look fantastic together - really brilliant idea for a bee!

QuiltCandy said...

Thank you SO much for organising the bee, it's been so much fun, and our Big Reveal weekend really was the icing on the cake. Our quilts are so special, knowing that we all contributed to all of them. Bring on the next meet up!

Cloud CouCou said...

Great pics Maria, I'm always good at avoiding the camera!! Thanks so much for organising everything it's been great!

Mavi. said...

Son muy bonitos, muy diferentes, muy alegres, me gustan. Enhorabuena.