Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I just emailed an updated address list. It seems like a couple people have had my emails get caught by their spam filters, so if you don't have an email from me check there.
I wanted to let people know who's blocks have arrived. I have been remiss at individually emailing. I have blocks from Katie, Linda, Shelly and Balinda. They look fantastic, ladies. Thank you! I'll post a picture soon so you can see how they look together.
Will be putting these in the mail this week! Thanks to a couple snow days I finished them much sooner than I anticipated! Yay for snow days!
They were a little challenging for me, but fun! I love Margaret's choice of colors for these blocks. I decided to leave them at the 16 in.(or thereabout) and let you trim them down to 14.5, Margaret! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!
Hi ladies! I'm Minna's daughter, Ruth and will be taking her place in this bee. I'm so excited to be part of it. My mom is sending me Margaret's fabric today so I should be able to get crackin' right away. Can't wait!
A little about me...
I live in New York City (to my parents' delight, since she and my dad grew up here and they LOVE being able to come back) with my boyfriend and our adorable Westie, Louie. I recently finished a master's degree in International Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and am currently job hunting here in the Big Apple. I'm also working part-time in retail and spend a nice amount of time crafting. I've been knitting for over 10 years and learned to sew (after getting a sewing machine as a graduation present from G-town last spring) and quilt less than a year ago. I also love to read, watch movies, and explore New York. I love to travel and I've been fortunate enough to live in many great cities (including my first stint here after college) including Philadelphia, DC, London, and Cape Town, South Africa (the most beautiful place ever!) so I love the busy urban life.
I've made four quilts and am constantly cutting/sewing/piecing/etc. I'm drawn to the more modern quilts but also can appreciate the beauty of the traditional designs. My mom bought a Denyse Schmidt quilt for me and my boyfriend as a housewarming present so even he has learned to appreciate the craft too (not to mention, the quilt is mostly blue and orange, his favorite colors)!
I'm very excited to be part of your bee - can't wait to start sewing!
Here are the blocks I made for Margaret. (Sorry, I didn't realize how bad the photos were until I uploaded them just now. Oh well, you get the idea.)
I added a few of my own fabrics as Margaret suggested.
I enjoyed making the wonky but not too wonky log cabins. Margaret, you're quilt's going to be really cool!
I'm so excited about how far ahead of schedule we are! We weren't even supposed to start until February, and many of us are already done. If you're not, no pressure, you still have until the end of the month. I already can't wait to see what Rachel comes up with for March.
Also, if you're not necessarily following along with all the blog comments, you may not know that Minna has had to back of the bee. Thankfully, her daughter Ruth has agreed to take her place and will make Margaret's block as well as the blocks for the rest of the months and of course be the May queen. I'm so appreciative that Minna found a replacement for us. Thanks, Minna! We'll miss you. Welcome, Ruth!