Although I've been quilting for almost 20 years, I've never been involved in a quilting Bee. Yes, I've made countless friendship blocks, and I also received quite a number of blocks myself (they are still languishing somewhere in a cupboard, but let's not go there). I was therefore really excited when a friend asked me to join the "Around the World Quilting Bee". We are 12 quilter from six countries on 4 different continents (hence the name) and we follow the format the book "The Modern Quilting Bee Block Party" suggests.
Susan started off the bee with her blocks and she is going to call the quilt "Stack of Books". It's one of my favorite blocks in the book as well and I love the fabrics she's chosen.
It will make its way to New Zealand tomorrow. If you would like to see more blocks, go here. My turn is in November only, which gives me ample time to contemplate what blocks I want!
I've made a few bags with the leftovers from the leftovers from the leftovers (you get the picture?) of my silks and I have finally used up every little scrap, phew!! The bigger bags are for a special purpose; I will tell you about that a bit later on.