If you have never been in an online quilting bee, you should definitely join one. Last January I joined my first (the New Newbie Bee) and we had a blast. You really get to push your creativity and making blocks for other people is so rewarding.
Also, checking the mail takes on a new exciting twist.
Everyone in the bee gets a month where they get to decide what kind of block they want and the color scheme that they prefer. Some people send out fabric, others just tell you to wing it. In the end, not only have you contributed to 11 beautiful quilts, but you have your own quilt that has input from 11 other incredibly talented people.
This bee should really challenge us all since the blocks from this book are so non-traditional. By that I don't mean you have to be at an expert sewing level (I definitely am not, haha), it will just be more thinking outside the box than your traditional star block or flying geese. Currently we are still looking for people to join, so if you are interested, check us out on Flickr (We Bee Modern)!
Here is a taste of the quilt I am currently working on. This is this is the first one I have completely out of solids so I am pretty pumped!
|My pile of strips waiting to be sewn together. It was a rather sunny morning if you can't tell.|