Saturday, December 8, 2012

2012 Tribute to Sew Beautiful Bee - I'll miss you ladies!

I finished up my last bee block of 2012 the other night. I'm kind of sad about it being my last bee block, but happy with how it turned out. Lee sent a gorgeous palette of solids to make these 16.5" unfinished blocks so she can make a quilt like Rita's Chicopee Giant Vintage Star Quilt.

Sew Beautiful Bee November Block for Lee

After making blocks comprised of half square triangles (HSTs), I always say I need a break from them. Without fail. But, in this block, there were only six HSTs, trimmed down to 4.5" - totally doable. And I didn't get sick of making them. I may need to make myself a quilt like this one of these days.

As I finished up Lee's block, I thought back over the year and put together this mosaic of blocks that I made and received in 2012 through the Sew Beautiful Bee. Several of us are not continuing on with the bee next year due to other commitments. I'm sad to see our group disband, but understand that all of us have full, busy lives. We plan to keep our connection alive though by having a swap sometime next year, and of course we'll all be keeping tabs on each other through blogs, Flickr, and Instagram.

It's been such a joy getting to know all of you girls over the last two years. I wish you all good luck in your future endeavors!

2012 Sew Beautiful Bee Tribute

I'm finishing up a couple quilts for Christmas and then I hope to finish up my Gradated Mod Mosaic quilt that these ladies helped me put together. It'd be pretty amazing if I finished a bee quilt in the same year that I started it!


Katie B. said...

Sad! It's been the best bee. I cannot wait to put my feather quilt together!!

Cherie said...

I agree with Katie--the best bee I have ever seen/been in. Crazy amazing talent! I feel sad, too, but know that we've created a fantastic group over the last 2 years! I am so happy I was a part of it!

Altax said...

This looks great!!!

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emedoodle said...

I agree with Katie and Cherie - I feel really blessed to have been a part of this group! I'll see you guys around though! :)


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