I decided a while ago that I wanted my next turn to contribute to quilts for the girls. They have been nagging for big quilts backed in bobble fleece for ages, and I have been seriously remiss with my mañana attitude, so it really is time to put that right.
In my pinning frenzy last week, I kept coming back to the freebie Amsterdam quilt from Cloud9. I knew with a bit of tweaking, it would make a great Bee quilt.
To get the quilt up to a respectable c.60" square, (to match the minky backing), each quilt will require 15 blocks, so I started the ball rolling already by making up my 8 blocks…
These are super easy and quick blocks to make, oh don't get me wrong, I did ponder some bloody complicated blocks, the ones you couldn't possibly make 24 of yourself, but in the end I figured if I actually wanted to get the blocks back sooner rather than never, I should be a bit more friendly!
The pattern calls for white sashing, and knowing the multitude of whites out there, I thought a single low volume per block would work well instead, and I will sash all the blocks with another print to tie them all together.
|8 1/2" x 16 1/2" unfinished, in case you were wondering.|
I am hoping that my Bee friends will send a lovely bunch of bright, jewel-like flowers, with as many different prints as possible.
The girls have seen these and are in love with them already, so they are going to stalking the postman until they have all come through the door!
Stitch Tease ladies, I will email you with a bit more detail, measurements etc at a quiet point over half-term, but if you want to forge ahead using the pattern and my pics here for reference, please do.
All I'll add here is that please could you make your two blocks the same colour, ie. 2 purple, or 2 pink etc, so I can put one in each quilt and keep the colours balanced, and to also make them both from totally different fabrics (not a matching pair), ie. you will need 4 of your chosen colour, 2 greens and 2 low volume backgrounds. Email me if that's as clear as mud and you want to jump the gun.
Thanking you, from us all, in advance xxx