Sunday, February 26, 2012

Scrap Sunday - My Bee Beautiful Quilt

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Welcome to the second Scrap Sunday.  Every Sunday I'll be posting what I'm doing in scrapbooking... or what scrappy quilt I'm working on.  If you are working on Project Life, scrapbooking, or a scrappy quilt please link up at the end of this post.




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I had planned on showing you I'm using Project Life to catch up on scrapbooking, but instead I'm going to show you a scrappy quilt I worked on yesterday.

Back in June of 2010 I sent out the following piles of fabric to the members of Bee Beautiful along with directions on the type of drunk love inspired blocks I wanted.

I don't have a good reason for not finishing this quilt back in 2010.  I got busy... and it ended up being put neatly in a bin with all the additional scraps.  My Bee members made 22.5 blocks so I didn't have much left to do at all.  I was inspired yesterday to pull it out and finish it.  I made the additional 2.5 blocks. {Natalie made a half block with the scraps she had & I finished it.}

 I spent most of yesterday on this quilt.  I cut & added the sashing and borders.  I used Aqua Kona Crush.  Robert Kaufman isn't making Kona Crush any longer so I'm glad I saved enough for the quilt!  {I had put it away with the blocks... woo hoo for being organized!}


...and now the quilt top is done!

I'm SO happy with it.

 Since this quilt also matches my new room... I think I'm going to have to rotate using my new Come What May quilt with this one.

Each of the Bee members also made a siggy block.  I pieced them all together inside of navy quilter's linen.  This is the start of the back.  I'm not sure what my plan is for the rest of the back yet...

This is my leftover pile of Neptune scraps.  I might incorporate more of them into the backing, or I might just save them for another project.

I even have the binding ready.  It is made from leftover Jelly Roll strips & was actually a present from Allison.  Years ago we both were hooked on Neptune at the same time and she created way too much binding... close to double of what she needed for a Neptune quilt and decided to give it to me!  Thanks Allison! :-)  I miss you!!


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See you back here next week for another Scrap Sunday!


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Here's a button for you!



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If you want to show something scrappy you are working on leave a link in the comments.  I'm running late this morning & can't get the widget working... once I get it fixed I'll add your links.

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© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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19 comments:

ga447 said...

It came out beautiful, I just love the colors. I have siggys also, I just love them. Best of all you completed a project, that is the best feeling in the world.

badlandsquilts said...

Your bee quilt turned out great!

mascanlon said...

Lovely quilt, the aqua is the perfect background to show off all those fabulous blocks. Makes me almost think about swapping or "beeing" again. I am off to make a pink twirly skirt, a request from 3 (Nana I am almost 4!) yr old Annika.

natalie. beyond the reef said...

...just BEE-utiful! ...one of my favorite blocks.

Lisa Lisa said...

Very nice!!

Donna @ Snowbound said...

You know you turned me on to this fabric and I managed to find some on etsy, enough to make a quilt and maybe a bag. I totally love the fabric. Thanks. Great quilt. It's very inspiring.

Joanie's Quilts said...

I saw on facebook your post on Scrappy Sunday. You should be doing the happy dance and woohooing! Your quilt is beautiful. The aqua is such a soft color. I love it. The boxes in boxes are so pretty!

angela said...

I was thinking about pulling out my Neptune bento box quilt from 2009 as well.

Your quilt looks so awesome all put together - so glad you saved the Kona Crush. The sashing is such the perfect color!

Lisa C said...

I am passionate "like" with your Radio Way quilt (it's on my list of things to do!) but this one is wonderful also!

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful top, Julie.

Carol said...

This is beautiful, so fresh and springy. I love log cabins and the wonkiness sets them off and makes them more contemporary. What is a siggy block and what are Bee's?

Rachel said...

SO pretty and congrats on getting something finished! Love it when that happens!!

Nicole said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the color you used for the sashing and borders.

Carol Jordan said...

I love the quilt. I just came back from 4 days in Hampton, VA at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival sponsored by the Mancuso Brothers. In all those fabulous vendors I did not find any of your patterns. I know you went to the West Coast, but how can we get your patterns here? Carol Jordan

Tamie said...

I love this quilt. And congratulations to you for putting away the Crush and the binding.

M-R said...

Beautiful!

Mila@Rimbun said...

beautiful n lovely quilt. i love working with scrap... currently working with to finish off small scrap http://blogrimbun.blogspot.com/2012/02/another-scrap-tutorial-paper.html

Sandy said...

I also have loved Neptune. Love the finished front. Your back should be cool!

Cheryl said...

I just love, love, love your quilt top. The colors and design are great!! Wonderful job.