Sunday, January 23, 2011

A button, a button...

Hey there,
I thought that it would be fun to get a button together for our bee.... maybe a catchy name?? It would be fun to put a button on the main blog and then on our personal blogs. ALSO, I can add all you bee members as authors on this blog. Then you can post your inspiration pics and fabric pics and things like that. Leave comments here for name suggestions and/or button ideas. I am also going to put together an email list for the group and I will send out a note to you all so that we all have the same list.

If you do not want to post your own stuff here. Send the pictures and an email of what you want to post to me and I will plop it on here. (You might want to try blogging though, it is really fun!)


P. S.
Did every one (besides Stephanie get a fabric pack?? I have 2 extra, but I may have counted wrong initially.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January-- Jessica!!

1. scrappy hex crib quilt, 2. Gnomes for Matt and Jody, 3. odd fellows cross, 4. double nine-patch, 5. Shoo Fly Quilt - DQS8, 6. Placemat Quilt Swap 2 Sent, 7. the whole thing, 8. DQS5front, 9. DQS5 Quilt for ... ???, 10. Bee Quilt Out of the Box- October, 11. My row 10 quilt, 12. XOXO quilt, 13. flower pot quilt, 14. Black Bird's Chair, 15. Dorothy's Spools, 16. Gwenny's Baskets, 17. Inspired by Anna, 18. Vintage Spools Block for me!, 19. All Present & Accounted For, 20. Chair Quilt

So here are some quilts for inspiration... I am really in to traditional blocks in different colors right now. What I am thinking for this quilt is "chairs and spools" as a theme. That said, I think that I am going to make a big chair for the middle of the quilt and I would like all of you to explore making a spool type block or a quirky traditional type block. I love Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran and their collaborative quilting style. I also am a big fan of Tonya's letters and her new book.
The little packages are all waiting for you guys... you can have them tonight at the meeting!!
To challenge all of you I picked an eclectic mix of red and light blue with some black and whites mixed in. If you want to add some appropriate solids or neutrals (Black and whites are neutrals in my book!) from your own stash. I am going to put the quilt together very collaborative quilting style so I was thinking of blocks that will finish at 6", 9", or 12". Have fun!! Post here if you have any questions. See you tonight!