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!