Siblings Together Bee 2

Dog Gone Cute - a finished quilt

Hooray!

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As mentioned previously April was my month as bee "Mama". I requested dog blocks made using this great pattern from Sew Fresh Quilts. My only stipulation was that the background colour should be bright and that a narrow border be added to the top and bottom edges (so that the sashing could be eliminated). I received some really great dogs!

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This was my first experience of making a quilt from bee blocks and it hadn't occurred to me that there would be a discrepancy in the size of blocks (duh! In a block that has over 30 pieces!) and I can see why many people select blocks that can be trimmed to size. But I think it was worth the extra brain power it took to assemble,  it turned out better than I imagined and the dogs have so much more personality than if I have just made 12 blocks myself.

The quilt is bordered with steel grey Moda bella solid and bound with Moda dottie in black both purchased from Backstitch. The backing is an older Joel Dewberry print in orange and yellow.

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It finished up slightly wider than long... 58.5 x 60.5 inches.

Linking up to the Siblings Together quilt group blog...

Siblings Together Quilt Linky Party

 

...and YIPPEE this is one of my finish along finishes! I will be linking up at the end of the quarter :)

 

FAL 2016

Busy as a bee!

This year I joined a bee (my very first!) that makes quilts for the UK based charity Siblings Together. The charity help brothers and sisters who have been separated from one another by the care system maintain contact. You can read more about their work here, and find out about the quilting group here. More quilts are needed to reach our target of 100 for this years summer camps, so please do get involved if you can!

I have had fun trying out new-to-me techniques, and raiding the stash for appropriate fabrics each month. Here is a round-up of the blocks I have contributed so far...

January:

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February:

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March:

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April was my month as Mama, which I alluded to briefly here. The quilt top is complete, I'm hoping to get it quilted soon!

May:

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I look forward to seeing what my bee-mates have in store for me later on in the year!