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Monday, January 23, 2012

My Little Forest

I had a couple small finishes last night, so I was thinking about what to show today when it dawned on me that I haven't shown you the blocks that I have gotten from my bee-mates over the past few months. 

In my bee, each member hosts the group at her house one month per year (we meet twice each month). When it is your month to host, the other bee members make you a block of your choosing. Technically, you're supposed to make a sample block to show what you want, but we've really gotten away from that in the last few years. If you do make a sample block, then you wind up with 12 blocks (yours + 11 from the other bee members). 

When I hosted last fall, I didn't have a specific quilt in mind to work on and I really didn't want to start another UFO, but I knew that I did need to work on the quilt for my college roommate and her husband. I don't have a full plan for that yet, but it will be a snowman quilt and I plan to put trees between the snowmen, so I asked the bee to make me trees. I asked them to make blocks that 1)really look like trees, 2) have a blue background, and 3) are 6", 9", or 12" finished. I have gotten most of the blocks in and thought you'd all enjoy a picture of them. 
In November, our hostess asked us to do the same for her, so I got to try my hand at making one of my own tree blocks. I got this put together last night and it was really easy. I may have to make a few more for the quilt I am making.  
Next up is starting to make the snowmen. I have the pattern for this month picked out and I plan to work on it tonight. I am really looking forward to having this quilt come together - it should be fun to see what happens since I have only a very loose plan! 


Cathy Tomm said...

I love the trees you got. It will make a great quilt. I have a UFO that may need a few more blocks someday and the tree idea may help me. Some day I will dig it out for design wall Monday. I want to work on it this year.

Kate said...

Very pretty blocks, some really fancy trees in that set.

kwiltnkats said...

Surprises me that nearly everyone found a different tree pattern. I really like the one in the top row on the far right with the rich blue background. Very unusual...not to mention the one you've made. The snowball blue background fabric on the bottom row would be great as the overall background when you put your project together with the snowmen. Sandi

Regina said...

Oh how fun!

Reenie said...

Oh, those trees are wonderful!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!