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 have been working on this quilt for at least 5 years. I saw it completed at a local quilt shop and wanted to make it for myself. The going was slow because I would burn out on doing the hexagons and it took forever to complete one row. I used several collections of Camille Roskelley and Thimbleberries fabrics.
This is one of four quilts made from one jellyroll of "Bliss" by Bonnie and Camille. I love this fabric! Actually any Bonnie and Camille fabric is pretty much my favorite! I used "Little Ruby" flannel on the back. (Remind me not to do scalloped borders again for a while, it isn't too conducive to speed finishes.) I started this quilt in August 2011 and finally got it finished in August 2016! It sat for years when I got busy with lots of other projects. I tend to start lots of projects at a time and I have to admit that I am way better at starting than finishing. But eventually they do usually get finished. This week I have been focusing on getting some WIPs off my plate because I am super anxious to start new quilts!
While taking my first quilting class in the spring 2015, the store I was taking the classes received some Gravity kits. I was in awe, and bought one immediately. My husband picked me up that day, and decided that he would also buy one to make. So we put our names down for a class (not yet scheduled) to each make our quilt. I have decided to make mine a king-size, since that's what we have, and he will make it the queen. I don't know how many more king-size quilts we can have for our bed, but there will be plenty to choose to gift when we are gone. hehe Update - there were 3 classes, 1 per month @ end of Sept. Oct and Nov. I put it aside, and finished putting together after Christmas. It is now off to the LAQ, as I decided it would be too challenging to manage.
This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/BusyHandsQuilts. I hosted a GRAVITY quilt along on my blog in 2015, http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com/. I pieced the quilt and had it professionally quilted by Christa of Cotton Berry Quilts in North Carolina.
I was up early. Wanted to make this little girl a quilt that will visit Saturday evening. I got out a bag of scraps and started to sew them together. No pAtern just an idea. I sewed quite a few together then laced on a larger piece of green cotton. Then I took some other pieces and appliqué them around. I finished nd quilt stich it. Finished it tonight. 15 hours later not bad for a days work.