Monday, October 6, 2008

Virtual Quilting Bee(s)

It's virtual quilting bee time again. These are my blocks for Carissa. It's her month in the Common Threads virtual quilting bee. Carissa is making a quilt for her car and she sent some wonderful fabrics. I added the green Flea Market Fancy. The first block was inspired by the handwriting fabric. It reminded me so much of the little slates that I used to use in my classroom. So, 4 little slates with perfect handwriting practice for Carissa.






















The second block was inspired by the "car quilt" idea. Jenny made this really cool "road" (you can see her block here) and I was thinking road too. Mine is more 8 lane interstate highway with a "veer" or maybe it could be an exit ramp? I hope Carissa likes them. You can read about her inspiration here.






















I'm having so much fun with Common Threads that when John asked me to join another group, I really didn't hesitate. Thanks John! "Sew Connected" is another group of really talented folks. Rita is first and she has sent fabulous fabrics and darling embroidery. Several in the group have finished their first block. Check out the flickr group and prepare to be impressed. Rita, I'm working on your block now. Can't wait to show it to you.

Oh, and John...thanks so much for your idea about using pant/skirt hangers to hang mini quilts. Didn't get a picture yet, but they look so cute! Inspired idea.

Lastly, you all are the best. My Radio Flyer quilt is no longer lonely. I'm overwhelmed and touched by your support. Thank you.

19 comments:

Jackie said...

Love your cute new quilts! Is the polka dot like fabric also flea market fancy? I just love that print. Beautiful stuff on Sew Connected too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is really darling. It is so fun to do things with other quilters!

belinda said...

oh my gosh...i love the black hand-writing fabric....reminds me of the "big chief" writing tablets i used in grade school...do you remember these?.....or do you know what i'm talking about! oh wow...this is great!

Alissa said...

Such nice blocks! Those virtual quilting bees seems like so much fun!!

Lori said...

I love the writing tablet fabric. Wow, does it bring back memories from my childhood!

John said...

wow, so did you use the hanger idea? i can't wait to see it!

ellen said...

This is just a bit overwhelming for me. I am not sure that I understand a virtual quilting bee, but what I do understand and totally get, is that this spot, this place, this world of bloggers, is just incredible. I have learned so much and have been connected with such wonderful, caring people... men and women alike. It is a joy and a privilege to see what you and others create. It inspires me, sustains me and gives me hope in this otherwise confusing world. Thank you.

Tine said...

Those quilting bees look like so much fun! It is such a great idea. Your blocks are beautiful, I like the blackboard fabric :-)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your blocks! I follow the CT blog too so I have enjoyed watching all the blocks - I love seeing individual creativity!

MichelleB said...

Cute blocks! Love that chalkboard fabric.

em's scrapbag said...

Your block is great. I love the handwriting fabric with the dots. What fun you must be having with your virtual quilting bee.

Doris said...

Love these blocks! I need to get in on some of these swaps! And BTW, ditto on your political rant. Un-American would probably be more appropriately applied to not taking part in the process.

Julie said...

I read your past couple of posts. By the time I saw Radio Flyer you had so many stars that I kept on going. Yea!!!! Great quilt. I appreciate your post about politics. I really like your highway intersection block and your school slate block. Thanks for posting a few days back about the free motion quilting. I don't think I can lower the feed dogs on mine... Christmas present? (sigh).

Dawn said...

How terrific to use that chalkboard fabric. You did a fabulous job -- reminds me of trying to keep sentences straight while writing on a chalkboard....*grin*

Rita said...

The handwriting fabric is way cute and I definitely see how your blocks look like chalkboard slates and roads! awesome! I can't wait to see what you're working on next! :D

Rebekah said...

love your blocks! Can't wait to get started on mine this weekend.Your other swap looks like a ton of funtoo :)

MightyMom said...

oh cute, when I saw the pic I too thought oooo chaldboard slates!

amandajean said...

your blocks are great. I love that handwriting fabric so much!

Philigry said...

ia chance today to sit and read more of your blog. Everything you make is stunning! i am so impressed and so very inspired1