Monday, April 15, 2019

The Keeping of Bees Quilt


When I sit down to write these posts, sometimes I am stunned by how much time passes between working on various projects. 
I finished the top for this quilt in July 2018!  (after receiving the blocks May 2017!)
 And didn't touch it again until February. 







Messy pile of trying to plan the backing.

Lots of supervising help here to make sure the back is done and big enough.  Cats, dogs and children!
As I was pin basting I found this mismatched corner.  I did unpin and fix it.  I was planning to enter it in a show, so couldn't have this in it!
All pinned and ready to quilt.
My new favorite way to mark straight quilting lines: A solid tracing wheel.
I found mine at a thrift store for $.50
At this point the center and the wings were done.  Time to do the bodies.

Finished quilting
Woot, and a finished quilt.  I really need to find a place to hang it.  It is too large for my quilt hanger that I have in my stairway, so I will have to find a new location in the house.  Still working on it.
Many thanks to my bee mates who helped make this possible!

Here it is hanging in the show.  No awards, which is fine, because there wouldn't be a quilt show with out quilts. 


2 comments:

Frédérique said...

Lovely quilt, it has a lot of helpers ;) Love the labels on the back too.

Needled Mom said...

It's a great finish! Your quilting looks so nice.