I did make jewel squares for Theresa and a drunken square for Sharon! (Sadly, I no longer have access to a camera, so I can’t prove that I did this. But I will get those in the mail to you both tomorrow.)
Just need to get caught up on my other bee and THEN I can turn my attention to my lovely Quilter Bee quilt.
So I was massively disorganized as the first bee-sender. I didn’t even send emails out to thank people when I got my blocks! The blocks have been sitting patiently in a corner waiting for me, but this weekend I’m making that quilt top! Stay tuned. I may need advice…
September’s fabrics go out in the mail tomorrow! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
For the uninitiated. This one discusses how much fabric you should think about sending, how to ship blocks, etc.
[Ed. note: I moved Sorrel’s “about me” from a comments section to a main attraction. She deserves some limelight, no?]
I’m Sorrel. I live in Portland, Oregon. I’m a native Oregonian, but lived in Colorado, Arizona, Baltimore, and Northern California before settling in Portland 6 years ago. I had a crazy year last year that I thought was going to involve some professional soul searching, but I ended up finding quilting instead. I’m a Montessori school teacher. I taught at the elementary level for 7 years, but left last year and have been subbing and tutoring since. I married my sweetie, Chris, on a beach in Hawaii last February. When not in the classroom or at the sewing machine, I’m out in my garden, in the kitchen, or trying to keep myself otherwise active.
Quilting is a fairly new hobby for me. Most of the women in my family quilt, so I have many excellent mentors, but I’m still in the learning phase myself. I’m very excited to use this bee as an opportunity to get out of my rut and try new things with fabric and design, as dictated/suggested by all of you.
Hi yet again. September is my month, and I’m just a *teensy* excited to have an excuse to go fabric shopping for this.
I’m posting links below to some of the inspirations I’d like you to use. Please only use this as a loose guide–I want you to be creative and do your quilt block as you see fit. I’d like the square you send me to be 12.5 inches by 12.5 inches, but as for what is inside the square, think little squares. Here are some images that might help spur your imagination:
Basically, I’m just looking for little squares (no bigger than 3 inches squared) arranged in a block in some manner. Once I get the fabrics, I’ll post so you can see what’s on the way!
This might make it easier to keep track of which months are still open. Those in bold are still open. Unless someone wants to take September, I’ll take it to lead the way! I’ll go fabric shopping this weekend and get the fabric out to you asap.
- September: Meagan
- October: Anna
- November: Lisa
- December: Heidi
- January: Theresa
- February: Sharon
- March: Adrienne
- April: Angie
- May: Dorrie
- June: Sorrel
- July: Nichole