Friday, April 22, 2011
Do. Good Stitches April Bee Blocks
I am super excited to have joined the Love circle of the do. Good stitches charity quilting bee! I had been thinking about joining a quilting bee because it seems like a great way to meet other quilters and to try out new techniques and color schemes that I might not otherwise try... but I was not sure I wanted to join a full-on bee where I would have responsibility for designing and quilting one month. So I am thrilled to have joined this bee as a stitcher, where I get to sew fun new blocks each month and don't have to worry about being the designer/quilter at any point (at least not yet, maybe later I will be ready to be a quilter in this bee!). I also love that the quilts are all made for charity, and are given to kids in need of a special quilt. Plus, the quilts that the different circles in this bee have been making are just gorgeous - check out the Flickr pool if you are looking for some inspiration!
I was also excited to see that Natalie from Greenleaf Goods was the quilter designing the blocks for my first month with the bee! I have enjoyed reading Natalie's blog and getting to know her a bit online, so it was wonderful to be starting with someone who is already a friend. She has a great sense of color and design so I wasn't surprised that the block design and colors she picked were just beautiful. Someone in the group described them as sherbet colors with all the greens, yellows, oranges and pinks and I agree.
I had fun sorting through my scraps and fabrics in my stash to find ones that fit the bill. I can't wait to see how the whole quilt looks together and what the blocks are for next month!