Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mail Order Quilting Bee {continued}

I have two more finished quilt squares here to show you!
This one belongs to my cousin Heidi.  For you new blog viewers out there, my amazing cousin Candice started a Quilting Bee by mail.  Crazy, huh?  12 people signed up.  When it was my turn, I picked out a quilt, divided the topper into 12 parts, then went out to buy my fabrics.  All the supplies were divide between the 12 people, mailed out with instructions and a return envelope.  Everyone has that month to sew it together and get it back to the sender.  
That means that once a month, I get a fabulous little surprise project delivered right to my mailbox!  The only problem is, I want to make one quilt of each style for me.

I so loved Heidi's square.  It was a little involved, but it was totally cute.  She sent a pile of hexagon paper pieces.  We were to cut them out, folded fabric over the shapes, then pin and iron the fabric in place.  Next, we layered the hexagons in any random order, pin them down and sew them in place.  

Here is the square I came up with.  No rhyme or reason to it, but I seriously LOVE this idea.  This is just another quilt that I have to add to my own list. 

Next, check this baby out!  Tamara was a total doll and pieced the 4-patches and the strip pieces together already so we had this block half-way done when it came.  It was super easy and fast to finish.  No one has an excuse for being late with this block!  I love this pattern too.  I am thinking I would love it in red and white.  There was some movie I watched years ago that had a red and white quilt like this.  I don't remember the movie, but I will never forget the quilt.  

I have to say, as much as I miss my Arizona friends, family really, I am so super excited for winter!!!  I went through a mini quilting depression when I first moved to AZ.  I love to make stuff, but usually have a need that spurs the project.  With no need for quilts, they fell to the bottom of my to-do list.  Now that we will be sub-zero soon, I guess I better get back on the band wagon ;0)

I just peek outside every once in a while hoping to see snowflakes fall!  Eeek!  I can't wait!!!

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