Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Quilt Around the World Bee II

I haven't updated on my Around the World Quilt Bee for a while.
2 of the 25 girls have had all their 25 blocks return home, some are nearly there and a couple of us have our blocks stalled in New York!! Obviously they are having a great time, but think it is time they headed home to mamma!!!
 I have recently added blocks for 4 of the girls in the group. 

Here is the one I made for Mary. I was a bit worried about the colours in this one as I made it before I saw the rest of the blocks and thought my pinks might not work.
However, once I placed all the blocks together I think it works in quite well.

All 16 of Mary's blocks together.

Next was Anita's block. Anita is making a 'neighbourhood' quilt and asked us to make something representing where we live. As there are only 3 of us living in Australia, I decided to include a kangaroo, which is a bit of artistic licence - we don't really have a pet one. (We actually have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel!!!!) Anyway, the house and the fountain are really there.

All 18 of Anita's blocks, making up a fabulous neighbourhood.

Marian's quilt is focusing on yellow, aqua, white and grey. The blocks can be any design. I saw this block on Flickr and thought it would be fun to add one to this group in blue and yellow.

Marian's 20 blocks look very pretty with all the different designs.

This block is for Monica, who asked for stars or pinwheels in bright colours. I just had to use this chevron fabric and added the white star in the centre.

21 blocks for Monica looking really bright and cheerful.

Only 3 more coming my way before mine (hopefully) return home.


  1. Great blocks here. I love the one looking like a laying diamond, what a fantastic pattern. By the wa, you should put your neighbor hood block in our big city girl qal ;-)

    1. Thanks Nilya for your comment!! Didn't think anyone was looking!!! I was thinking I should do a Melbourne block.......I will see if I can come up with anything!! My house block is a bit boring!!