My Blocks for the Red & Aqua Bee
1. Pickle Dish blocks for Red & Aqua bee
, 2. Red and Aqua Bee March 2010
, 3. String pieced blocks for Lisa
, 4. Spiderweb block for Susan
, 5. Liberated Wedding Ring block for Corey
, 6. 2 Mondrian blocks for Suzy
, 7. Pinwheel block for Karen
, 8. Flying Geese for Karen
, 9. HST Star for Karen
, 10. Wonky Star for Karen
, 11. Asterisk blocks for Ryan
, 12. My sample block
It's been awhile since I've posted about my progress in the 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge
but I'd better get busy, because I have just one month left to complete my list! Today, I'm posting about my first virtual quilting bee, the Red and Aqua Bee
. It was definitely a learning experience and a challenge! We started off with several paper pieced blocks and I had a chance to refresh my rusty skills. I was often late with my blocks (I blame Canada Post!), but I managed to make them all in the end.
We made Mondrian-inspired improv blocks last summer and I was really pleased with how they came out. We had several people drop out for a variety of reasons and by the time my month came along, I
got blocks back from
seven people (after I wrote this post, I got one last block!). I had the last month in the bee (Feb 2011) and am planning to make a quilt for Ellie with my square in a square blocks.
- Canada Post takes forever and I often got blocks from the States with just days before the end of the month, leaving me perpetually behind the 8 ball.
- A stated colour theme got a little repetitive over the course of a year and it might be nice to have a more open-ended bee next time.
- Accountability and communication are key! It's more fun when everyone participates in the bee and posts to Flickr. I don't mind if someone's going to be late if they post about it.
- It's fun to make online friends and then meet them in real life (it turned out that Karen
and I joined this bee and then both became members of the new Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild!)
- Despite the hiccups, I'm excited to participate in another bee and looking forward to making more quilting friends!
Way to go Holly. I'm feeling a little daunted on your behalf knowing you've only got a month left. How many of the 101 have you managed to check off? I tried to make a "100 things to do before I die" list, but couldn't even think of 100 things!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Krista! I just checked and I've only completed 40 items! There are some on there that absolutely can't be completed by August 28th (eg 30. Visit Leavenworth, Washington in December (see a concert or A Christmas Carol)), but that's ok. The list inspired me to do a few new things and I feel like it's served its purpose.ReplyDelete
Wow cool! You got to make so many different style blocks, fun!! And way to go on your list!ReplyDelete