Things have started to slow down with this Around The World Quilt Bee II.
It is very frustrating as some blocks have stalled completely while others are whizzing around the world and not far from returning home....
This lovely quilt is for Lynne, who asked that her blocks all stay within the same colour family. Her starter block had the frog face in the centre, so I decided to play on that with the toes in the bottom sections!!
Diane's quilt is chasing the stars, so I decided to try the Lone Star paper pieced block. It was fun to make and I love all her blocks together. It will be an awesome quilt!!
Well..............as if I have not enough sewing projects on the go, I couldn't resist joining in this one!!!
Having learnt the art of paper piecing in the process of doing my Dear Jane quilt, I thought it would be fun to try paper piecing something different! On Flickr, I was invited to join in the 'Dr.Who.Along' Each 2 weeks a paper pieced 'Dr Who' themed block pattern is posted and everyone involved makes their version and uploads a photo to share with the group. (Link to it on the button on right hand side of my blog) Here is the first block - Tardis.
I have been very busy working on my DJ triangles. I forgot to photograph them before I joined them all together as I was so excited to have completed the top!! So, here they all are and you can see which fabrics I used to join them all up.
I have been very lazy with my blog posts, especially of my Around the World Quilt Bee. We are making slow but steady progress, and have made only 6 blocks since I last posted back in October!! So, here are a few, all done before Christmas.....
Beth, in UK, asked for blocks with wildflowers. I chose our state flower, the 'Common Heath' to add to her collection. By the time her quilt arrives home she will have a gorgeous set of beautiful blocks to make into a very special quilt..
All Beth's blocks so far...
Phuong, from NY, wanted blocks that remind her of summer (her starter block is top left), so I used the same colours and lots of half square triangles.
Phuong's blocks so far...
The next two went missing for 2 months somewhere between Horsham and Melbourne!!! Just when we had given up hope of them ever arriving, they mysteriously turned up.......!!!
Courtney, from New Jersey, wanted a 'Youtastic' quilt block, that says something about you. As I worked in hospitality for over 10 years and enjoyed teaching Beverage Service, I thought a few cocktails was appropriate!! She had also requested a 'siggy' block, so another recipe was included!!
Here are all Courtney's together - should be a fun quilt when finished!!
Leona, from Florida, requested a Christmas theme, with bright modern fabrics. I made a wonky star to add, and hope they make it home in time for her to complete the quilt before next Christmas!!!
Leona's Christmas blocks.
Betty, in Ohio, is after a green and pink theme for her quilt. I have added the last of my favourite pink and yellow stripe fabric so I hope she doesn't mind a touch of yellow, but I think it works in quite well.
Betty's stunning collection of beautiful blocks.......
Heather, also in Ohio, is making a mosaic quilt. The blocks can be any size as they will be floating on a white background when finished.