I tried some English paper piecing. This pattern was purchased at a guild meeting and altered to fit my needs. Machine quilting rather than hand piecing. I decided to use some charm squares that had been patiently waiting in a basket and went shopping for a solid ombré fabric at my local quilt shop. It was a fun, quick project and the first to be completed in 2019!
July 3, 2018 was the anniversary day of cancer free for one year. I received a photo that afternoon of my friend, a cancer survivor, giving a gift to this young lady. Yes, it was the Bee Quilt I had finished. I was asked to make a quilt label saying “New” and the date. This year the the word for her journey is “New”. I was so proud to be a part of the celebration and I will get to meet her on the 15th of this month. Yes, my heart is full and more than ever I feel this is the reason I quilt.
I am so thrilled my high school friend from way back asked if she could purchase the Bee Quilt to give to a cancer survivor. She gave me so many compliments and told me the quilt spoke to her. We can't wait for this brave friend to receive the Bee Quilt!
We have a bee keeper in our family. I love receiving natural honey every time we visit. This Bee Project will hopefully be completed by Sunday. I love adding embroidery to outline the shapes. I looked at a photo and made it my own. I used the Half-Hexagon and Wacky Web Templates.
I inherited the medallions (flowers) from my mother, she had never quilted and was trying to do one before she passed away....having bags of these flowers (275) and several years passed, I decided i needed to have a quilt made and found that one of my friends quilted... I ask her to make the quilt and she refused, but added, I'll show you how to make one..so my oddessy began.....now I'm hooked and wondered why, all these years I had never tried quilting....this quilt took me two months to complete ...I entered it in the county fair and won a blue ribbon....I know my mother is smiling down on me and Happy her quilt was finished.....
My 7 yo old daughter and I made this together. She picked out the houses and matching roofs. She also helped iron on the doors and windows. I had some trouble figuring out how to sew the half hexies together, but I figured it out. It's a very cute pattern and we love the look.