I bet you're wondering what happened to the quilting bee I was in. I blogged the blocks for Feb, March, April and May. June was my month, and I sent out fabric and posted up a tutorial for my block. July was Joy's month, but as happens sometimes, life got in the way for Joy and it was August before she could manage to send out her fabric. Hot its heels was fabric from Mands, the August Bee girl proper.
Joy sent robot fabric and matching tone on tones in bright fabrics. This quilt will be for her son, who is 5(?).
The block looks deceptively simple, but there is a pattern to the layout of the block components, which adds some order to an otherwise busy block.
I think she is planning on sashing the blocks to break them up a bit. Cant wait to see her finished quilt.
Mands send some hot pink fabrics and asked for Whirly gigs.
What I really like is that Mands has used a background with a subtle pink spot on it. Its my favourite kind of background fabric at the moment (despite this I still keep using kona solids or plain homespun).
She only sent 2 pinks, but there was enough background fabric for a 3rd, so I raided my stash for some hot pink and whipped it up.
I love that this block has movement and is interesting, despite being so simple to sew.
I don't think I've actually talked about the blocks I have been receiving back from my month in June. These are blocks I received back this week. I have others that arrived back in June, but are safely stashed for now. When they are all back I will pull them all out and piece the quilt together. This is my first quilt bee and I really want to have a quilt to show off within a few months of the bee finishing.