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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quilting Bee via The Post

My darling cousin, Candice, started a Quilting Bee via the Post Office.  Here's the deal, you get 12 quilters that want to participate.  Each month of the year one quilter takes a turn providing each other lady fabric and instructions for one block of the quilt she/he wants to make.  I decided to pre-cut the fabric, but I don't think that is a requirement.  You send the fabric and instructions to the other 11 quilters, then they have one month to complete the quilt block and send it back.  Sounds fun, huh?  In one month you get an entire quilt top made :0)
 Sad for my sweet cousin...and the other ladies in our group, I am the first person.  With our crazy, last minute trip over Christmas, the mass disaster awaiting me at home consisting of waiting orders, photos to edit, and migraines to be had, I am two weeks late getting my squares out.  I even considered not mailing them at all.  I ended up with not quite enough of the white fabric {bought out of state}, no envelopes, blah Blah BLAH.
I am hoping to soften the ladies up with chocolates.  
I will get to that later.

Here is my block arrangement.  I went ahead and sewed the 4-squares together.  All the ladies have to do is sew the blocks into rows, then sew the rows all together.  I suspect it should be a nice, easy block to start with.  I believe we have a couple beginners in the group so I was on the look-out for a pattern that would break them in easy.

The pattern I finally decided on was Yoyoville by Bunny Hill Designs.  The quilt is DARLING!!!
I am not sure I will do the houses along the boarder {so cute, but time consuming}, but the yo-yos are HAPPENING!  I love them.

I fell in LOVE with the Knock Knock fabric line by Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage.
I bought it at a quilt store in Utah, but you can get Here, Here, or Here if your local store doesn't carry it.

Here is the block sewn together.  Imagine yo-yos on all the larger white squares.  
DarLInG!

Here are my envelopes and my bribery {chocolates}.  I made the little labels for the chocolate bags.
Here is the printable.  You can print it like a photo on a picture, then cut it apart.  
As usual, you can email me at vanessa.cam5@gmail.com for the high quality file.  I also made them to be used with Avery shipping label 8164 {Sticker style-used that model just because that was the size I had in my filing cabinet}
Email me if you would like that one too.  

So, thank you cousin for being so very patient and even more understanding, of my delay.  
As for the rest of you, I will be back with pictures of my blocks when they return.  I figure if I post this, I will be obligated to finish the quilt.  These days I need all the motivation I can get!!!

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