Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jennifer's Quiltie

I joined a quilting block swap on Flickr way back in August 2010 - the 3 x 6 mini bee. The concept is that you commit for 1 quarter at a time (so you can jump in or out as your schedule permits), and each quarter you're paired with 6 other people. You commit to making a block for each of them, but the catch is that all of the blocks you make are identical in design and different in colour. We supply our chosen colours to the group and that's absolutely the only input we have in what we get back.

Anyway I joined knowing that what I wanted to make was a lap/nap quilt for Jennifer. Her favourite colour is purple, and I just don't have a lot of purple in my stash. I knew this would be a great way to get a variety of purples :) I chose purple, grey and white for my colours.

I completed 3 rounds of the bee and made a few extra blocks myself, and was able to deliver for her a sweet VERY PURPLE sampler quilt when we got together in New Hampshire for our yearly scrap, drink and gab session :)

I love it when a plan comes together ;)


Sandra from NC said...

The quilt is goregous!!! and a gift she will cherish forever!!!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful quilt, she's a lucky girl!

Amie (Jennifer's sister)

morgansmom2000 said...

There's someone missing from that picture...

I love my quilt so much. It makes my heart smile to know that you were thinking of me so far in advance.

It's so cuddly and soft and I just love it.