Thursday, June 2, 2016

Winged Block Bee Quilt

There is an immense sense of accomplishment as I work my way through my WIP list. I cannot describe the satisfaction of emptying a box with a half completed quilt and stacking the finished quilt on the shelf, ready to be used at any time.

This is my very first bee quilt from a bee that I participated with the Central New Jersey Modern Quilt Guild. Inspired by this tutorial on Amy Friend's  blog During Quiet Time, I had given each bee member a fussy cut floral center and matching scraps to construct the block. The finished block size is 12" x 12". For the background I picked Quilter's Linen in Sand by Robert Kaufman. I love the texture of the fabric.

I got back 11 blocks and had to make 5 more for a 4 x 4 square quilt. Three years later I got to the task and finally put the blocks together.

Since the quilt top is really busy I kept the quilting simple and just echoed the blocks. This gives it the perfect texture for daily use.

Once again a scrappy quilt needs scrappy binding, here is to using up binding scraps! For the backing I used a green polka dot flannel I had been hoarding for a while now. Glad to finally put it to use.

This is one of the few quilts I have made that photographs well and I went a bit crazy with the pictures. Oh well here goes.

Even my trusty sidekick wanted to get in on the action and did not loose much time getting comfortable.

I love how this quilt turned out and it will be a great reminder of friends who were instrumental in initiating me to modern quilting. I am ever so grateful!


  1. This turned out beautifully! I've made this block for bees before and it makes a stunning quilt. Yay for another wip completed!

  2. Ahhh, I'm glad you took so many pictures!! It's amazing and a great feeling of closure, I bet. You've inspired me to *think* about putting my bee quilt together. Lol!

  3. Love this quilt!! It's gorgeous :)

  4. This is a beautiful quilt! Glad you could finish another WIP. And the photography is fun, especially love the cat pic :) BTW I think you can not go overboard with too many quilt pics...

  5. This is really beautiful. Your color/fabric choices really make this special. I'm so glad Jessica linked to it today.

  6. Just let me tell you how much I love your quilt. it is such an interesting pattern and your take on it has turned out beautiful! Congratulations!


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