Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Queen Bee Finish!

I joined my first ever quilting bee this year, with a bunch of lovely ladies from Quilt Club Australia.  Our official name is QCA Bee #5 - very technical!  But that just goes to show how many people are involved in Bee's from the Mother QCA group!  Anywho - March was declared my month as Queen Bee!  It took me what I thought was forever to decide on which block I would like made for me, but once the decision was made - it was onwards and upwards!  I chose the Scrapbuster blocks which you can find HERE.

I debated whether to go with a white background or grey - and in the end, grey won out!  So without further ado, here is my latest finish - my Queen Bee quilt!


QCA Bee #5 Finished quilt

I was sitting upstairs this afternoon and looked out to see amazing afternoon sunlight so ran downstairs and grabbed my new camera (loving. it. sick.) and threw the quilt on the grass!  Sensational!

QCA Bee #5 Finished Quilt

As you can see - I took the whole scrappy look right to the end!  I grabbed a whole bunch of left over binding from previous quilts, as well as long pieces of scrap fabric to make up the scrappy borders.  LOVE the end result!

QCA Bee #5 Finished Quilt

The blocks were to be 12.5" finished, however half of them were closer to 12" so I made the hard decision to cut them all down to 12".  It make some of the teeny little pieces even teenier, but still oh so pretty.
QCA Bee #5 Finished Quilt

I sat out on my lounge last night watching tv with this beauty on my lap.  Yep - this quilt is for me!  One of the great things is looking at all the tiny little pieces of fabric and wondering how they came to be other people's scraps.  There's one whole block of batiks - nice bright ones!  Then there's a block made all from one range of fabrics. But mostly, they are all a bit of a hodge-podge of fabrics, united to form beautiful little pieces of art.
QCA Bee #5 Finished Quilt

The backing I chose a while ago.  It's an Anna Maria Horner print and is a divine pinky/red.  What I didn't realise was that it was a directional print of trees.  So I have it running sideways!  Which you can't really see in the photo below.
QCA Bee #5 Finished Quilt

I actually took the time to try and join the print so that you couldn't notice it was joined.  And I was very pleased with myself!  It's only when you look really closely that you can see the join.
QCA Bee #5 Finished Quilt

I used my trusty Aurifil silver/grey to do a simple loopy pattern.  I didn't want to take away from the actual blocks.
QCA Bee #5 Finished Quilt

And this is where it now lives.  Draped over the lounge.  It will be the most loved and used quilt in our home.  For now anyway!

So that would be finish number eight for this year!

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9 comments:

  1. this is simply stunning! i love everything - the block choice, the background, the scrappy border! wow. what a treat to have! beautiful quilt!

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  2. what a fantastic quilt! your choice of gray over white makes it a little more chic, I think. so, bravo for that! I LOVE the backing fabric, and would never have noticed that it was sideways had you not pointed it out. :)

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  3. what?? 8 quilts in less than 6 months...you are amazing!! (not to mention a million cushions!) i love the colors in this quilt. Great photos too!!

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    1. I totally agree Gina! How have you done this all in six months? And I love the scrap buster blocks.

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    2. I just re counted because you had me questioning myself! But yes, it seems to be 8! I have no idea how I've managed it but I think it's because I can't stand having wip's hanging around!?! Lol

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  4. This is a wonderful quilt! Congrats to you and your bee :)

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  5. You are really on a roll! Congratulations on finishing such a bee beauty! I like the all over loops you quilted.

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