Monday, April 30, 2018

Picnic in July...a Stash Sewciety Bee Quilt

Last Summer, when it was my turn to be queen in the Stash Sewciety Bee, I chose a random theme of stars and asked my bee mates to make one 12 inch star block and then four of any other block they wanted to make; it didn't have to be a star. My color palette was made from this photo I saw on Design Seeds. 

I pulled a great selection of fabrics from my stash.

Here are some of the blocks I made as starters so my bee mates would know what I was after.

The women of my bee made so many beautiful blocks. I had fun arranging all of them.

bee quilt

Here's the finished quilt. I'm excited to be taking it with me to Wisconsin this week. I'll be with a lot of the women who contributed to making this quilt as we retreat at our annual Stitch Supply Retreat. I can't wait.

diane stanley sews

stash sewciety bee quilt

I sent the quilt top to Crinklelove so she could work her magic on the quilt. I chose Summer Buzz for an all over motif and it's so cute. It has flowers, leaves and bees buzzing all over the quilt.

picnic quilt

My friend, Melissa, sent me a fat quarter of the most perfect fabric. It has all the right colors that I had asked for so I ordered it for the backing for the quilt. A mini stripe by Riley Blake makes the perfect binding to bring the whole quilt together. 

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Name: Picnic in July
Quilt Pattern: A variety and beautiful assortment of stars and random blocks
Fabric: from stash and bee mates
Backing: Sevenberry print
Batting: Warm and White
Binding: Riley Blake Stripes in Navy
Size: after laundering 56" x 78"


Chookyblue...... said...

Wow looks great......

Lisa C said...

Your bee mates did a great job!

Debbie said...

oh this is lovely! I'm so impressed with how you puzzled your blocks together. And that background - perfect. Gotta say, I also love your photos! What a terrific finish.

dutchcomfort said...

All ingredients present! Wonderful colours, blocks, backing, quilting and scenery! I had to leave a comment, this quilt has brought me sunshine on a drizzly grey morning!

Charlotte M. said...

Wonderful colors and movement in that quilt. I love it!