Last spring, I joined up with two quilting bees. One, a bee with my KBC gals. The other, a whack of Twitter pals who all wanted to Bee it up.
Basically the way an online quilting bee works is that each person is assigned a month. When it’s your month, you pick a quilting block that everyone will make and then you mail each person in the group a bundle of your chosen fabrics to work up a couple blocks. (usually two, KBeeC does three.) Each person then has a month to make your blocks and mail them back to you along with any scraps. At the end of your month, you have 24+ blocks lovingly made by your friends to sew into a quilt top. Repeat until the year is finished.
This is all well and good when you’re at the top of your time management game, but with the book coming out last fall, I fell behind. Like, 4 months behind. In 2 bees. By the end of December I was about 17 blocks behind. Ay yi yi! I’m almost caught up now, but I thought I’d share some of the ones that I worked up for the gang.
It’s been so fun to do these blocks and learn some new techniques. I just wish I had more time to devote to bee’ing. Lesson learned, I’ll only do one bee at a time going forward. Make me stick to that promise!