50 by 60 inches
machine pieced and machine quilted
with blocks from
15 minutes play Quilt Bee members
I'd like to share a quilt that began here more than two years ago.
From Oct. 2010 to Sept. 2011, I was part of Victoria's 15 minute play bee.
Each month a player set a challenge in made fabric and we sent her blocks.
I had the last month and asked for 6 by 12 (or longer) blocks
moving from orange to blue in a made fabric fashion.
You can see the guidelines here.
They sat on my wall for a long time.
I finally set them together without any sashing,
and freemotion quilted a design in each of the columns.
Here's the back, with the lime green print that I had originally intended as sashing,
with wonky log cabin blocks inset.
Several of the quilts resulting from that Bee made it into Victoria's book.
Obviously, those quilters move a bit faster than me!
I named it "Transitions" because of the transition from orange to blue in the blocks,
and because I intended this to be a quilt to give away.
I find I often give quilts to people at a transitional time in their lives.
Here's a closer look at the label, with the recipient's name blocked.
The really important detail to know about the recipient is
that she recently painted her bedroom lime green, with splashes of yellow, and
decorated it with blue furniture.
So it seems Transitions has found exactly the right home,
two years after I chose the colours!
Here's another shot on my lawn, with the book open to two of the other quilts made by bee members.
Thanks so much to Victoria for starting the bee, and encouraging me to be in it,
and to Margaret, LeeAnn, Glenda, Sujata, Shelly, Charlotte, Mary, Helen, Beth, and Lynn
for contributing blocks,
as well as a year of inspiration and challenges!