Monday, August 4, 2014

A Modern Block Party

My schedule never allows time to attend my local quilt guild meetings
I am so grateful for my online quilting community.

We are not limited to our small communities for friendships and coming together to share our crafts.

Hello world!


I was recently invited to join a group of 12 people for 1 year for a modern quilting bee.
The idea is to duplicate the modern quilting bee described in the book, "Block Party" by Alissa Carlton and Kristen Lejnieks.
There are some great modern ideas and inspiration for quilting and coming together to share in the book.

What a great road trip this would make.  This shows the 12 locations of our bee members.
I'm D, for you inquiring minds. 

This is our first month and I have finished my 2 blocks for the Queen of August.

I just love her fabrics and the pattern was so fun to do.
It's a string block with a paper pieced method.

I have so much more to share, but I have a Dodge City Days hangover right now. lol
(no, not an alcohol one, just too much fun)
silly readers...

I'm sorry if you have been missing me...hugs

PS.  Connecting Threads is having a $1000.00 gift card giveaway.
Update:  Giveaway is over


Carla said...

Hi Carla. Isn't that a great book? I just love being in my quilting bee's online : )

Mdm Samm said...

no doubt you will make them proud...congrats on your new adventure to MODERN quilting...

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Vickie said...

That's very pretty fabric...have fun in your new adventure !

Scrapatches said...

Pretty blocks. Looks like fun. My online quilty friends are my sewing circle, too. Looking forward to seeing more blocks ... :) Pat

Linda said...

what a great idea for a bee! You will be such a great addition to the group!