June Queen - Bee Biased by Strandkorbtraum

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Thrifty
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-06-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-08-26T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

Well the titel says everything - here I will display the blocks that will start to fly in - and eventually show the quilt.

2013/06/08 Marsha's blocks arrived
2013/06/18 Margaret's blocks arrived
2013/06/22 Kathie's blocks arrived
2013/06/24 Mary's blocks arrived
2013/07/02 Cynthia's blocks arrived
2013/07/06 Rosemary's blocks arrived
2013/07/13 Lori's blocks arrived
2013/07/15 Chandra's blocks arrived
2013/07/15 Jody's blocks arrived
2013/07/17 Rebecca's blocks arrived

2013/09/13 - I decided not to wait any longer on the missing blocks of Chris I will start finishing the top on Monday and just make what's missing myself.

2013/09/17 - finished the top - thinking about a red border, then another purple and then red binding ...

2013/10/10 - added the first two sides of the border ... now I'm thinking if I should make the other two border strips a bit thinner or thicker than the ones already there

2014/07/09 - I started piecing the back!

2014/05/28 - took me a while but I finished the border and chose a backing ... now comes the difficult part: how to quilt it

2014/07/10 - finished the pin basting .... still not closer to a quitlign design

2014/07/28 - finished quilting

2014/09/10 - I finally took some "finished" shots, they turned out quite well ...

Pictures

the front
the back - you can't really see it in the picture, but I put all the names of you Bees on the white square
diagonal quilting
detail to show the differently coloured threads - and the wavey straight quilting
pin basted showing the back ...
that white square is to add the bee information, because so few signed their signature blocks ...
finished top + backing and signature blocks
first part of the border done
the finished top ..
I'm going to add purple squares - because the whole thing is a little too overwhelmingly scrappy ...
design wall update - July 19th
Rebecca's blocks
Jody's blocks
Chandra's blocks
Lori's blocks
July 14 - design wall
Rosemary's blocks
design wall update - July 6th (had to remove all the signature blocks)
Cynthia's blocks
design wall update
design wall update
Mary's blocks
Kathie's blocks
Margaret's blocks
Marsha's blocks
my pathetic excuse for a design wall
can you press the seams like that?
orange centre
purple centre
red centre
all 3 together

Loves

Mymble
Emmajb
Mducky
threadovmetal
cedacanthus
Laweigel

Comments

True

Leo the tutorial is gone!! And I had not printed it yet so I am clueless...help!!!

Skynme

I love the one with the little puppy prints. The color combination is really bright and cheery.

Mymble

Looks great leo- you design wall isn't pathetic at all! What is so interesting about your blocks is that even though the pattern is the same in every block- there are actually two patterns created depending on the fabric arrangements-one highlights the center cross, the other has a sort of second square image behind the center-looks like its when the center square is darker- if that makes sense- and it happens with all the fabric choices- I just think that is so cool! You are going to have an incredible quilt!

Strandkorbtraum

Mymble yeah now that you say it I can see it - the lighter fabrics pop out - and usually the oranges are the lightest. so wherever they are you see the fou big patches or you see the diagonal ...

Strandkorbtraum

Skynme that's one of my own .. and I would say the colour combination almost hurts. But yeah I'm loving all of them

Mymble

Yes- it's so interesting- will be great to see once they have all come in- you will have so many great secondary and I imagine even tertiary patterns formed when they are all put together!

Strandkorbtraum

Mymble ohh I guess I will go through hell deciding on the position for each block ...

Mymble

Strandkorbtraum No, not at all- you've got the wall- will be fun- just remember to take photos as you go, so you can look back and remember each attempt- I once did a nine patch layout and forgot to take a picture and it was so hard to get it back the way I had originally planned- I've learned and using photos is so much easier than trying to label each block and write down their position- which I would only do now if it was a set of blocks in patterns that wouldn't really be easily visible from a photo.

True

I love your design wall! And that is really cool how different shapes show depending on fabric/color!

Mymble

Looking good there Leo- great to see them all coming in:)

Capetowngirl

Wow. This is going to be a very striking quilt.

Jodyrose

Leo,

My blocks to you and Margaret both went out on July 5th, so yours should be there soon I hope! I am very worried about Margarets block since hers only had to go to Maryland and its not there yet. Are you going to set the blocks with sashing or have you decided that yet?

Mymble

Leo they all look great! You have a fabulous quilt in the making here!

Rebeccajeffsmith

Good grief, my blocks just now arrived? Well, for the record, I mailed your ninepatch/square-in-square block yesterday. Hopefully they'll get there before the end of August. Lol
This is going to be a cute quilt.

Strandkorbtraum

Hey Jodyrose - well I was more thinking of mixing in solid purple squares to make the whole thing bigger. A sort of irish chainish look. Ah well I think I will give Chris's blocks until the end of July and then start playign with the layout. I doubt a simple sashign will give me the size I would want it to be. I sort of like them big - so you can snuggle completely under the quilt ...

Strandkorbtraum

Rebeccajeffsmith well maybe you remember the "customs" post I wrote - your blocks went to the customs office in Taucha that's hmm roughly 500km (310 miles) away from my place ... to sum it up there is no need to worry if you are sill in the 4 weeks time frame.

True

Cannot wait to see this all together!

Mymble

This is going to be such a wonderful quilt Leo- love all the vibrant colors scattered about- do you plan to add a border?

Strandkorbtraum

Mymble I was thinking of solid dark purple squares - to calm the whole thing down a little - do a sort of chess-board setting with the solid and the scrappy blocks - but yeah probably a border too - then maybe in a dark red. Or turn them on point and have dark red setting triangles and an orange border ..ahh I will start experimenting with the layout on Monday ..

Mymble

Strandkorbtraum sounds like a good plan:)

Robynie

I love how even though the blocks have all sorts of different fabrics, the quilt has a very cohesive look about it. Nice work all around!

Stamdl

I love the solid purple... so dramatic yet calming all at once (somehow?).

Strandkorbtraum

Stamdl calming aye that's what I was looking for once again - the purple is actually a little "warmer" than the picture shows ...
I mean I did like the thing without the solids somewhat, but it was really scrappy and you couldn't really see the patterns of the blocks and well I just wanted the quilt to grow a little ...

Mymble

Purple squares are a great idea Leo- wow- looks great!

Laweigel

Strandkorbtraum
Leo, Love the solid purple blocks! This is going to be an amazing quilt!

Quilterinmotion

+Strandkortraum. I think a solid color is the way to go. Purple being your choice, go for it!!! It will help settle things down, I'm sure.

Mymble

Looking good:)

sisterhood

sisterhood . A bit bright and busy for me.

sisterhood

+Sisterhood--To bright and busy for me.

Laweigel

I love this quilt Strandkorbtraum !

Mymble

I think your border looks good Leo- keep going!

Mymble

Wow- it looks really wonderful- coming together beautifully- why not just do a nice easy random curvy quilting, or if you are ambitious, a variation on orange peel would look good- do larger orange peel for the grey blocks and then do smaller orange peel for the bee blocks on the solids...make sense????

Strandkorbtraum

Mymble hmm that's a good idea ... I was always thinking of doing something complicated in the purple squares, some sort of medaillon center and STD in the patches ... but the orange peel idea is appealing .. I guess I will have to do some sketches - I mean at some point I have to start planning instead of just goign with the flow

Mymble

Strandkorbtraum Yes- the purple squares are a great place to incorporate some design. I guess how much stopping and starting you want to do is an issue as well. For me, I am frequently trying to get something done and on to the recipient- so Orange Peel is great because I can keep going for a long line- but if you aren't under time restraints, something even more complicated would be awesome- or even a bit of both - whatever you do, this is going to be a really fun, happy quilt!

Strandkorbtraum

Mymble I'm not in any hurry .. temperatures are way high here now - summer really started and as the quilt is a selfish one I have time - so yes maybe a bit more rehearsing and I can FMQ some interessting centers .. sort of circle based designs ... I'm sure I will find inspiration online ..

cedacanthus

This is gorgeous! I love the purple squares and how the interact so beautifully with the busy blocks!

Strandkorbtraum

cedacanthus Thanks ...

True

This looks so rich and dramatic for lack of better word and lovely. Great quilting and wonderful pictures!

Strandkorbtraum

True Thank you! I am absolutely happy with the result ...

Mymble

Wow- beautiful beautiful finish Leo!

Strandkorbtraum

Mymble Thank you!

Quilterinmotion

Leo it's so great to see your finish. I finished my Bee quilt just a few weeks ago. What a great feeling. You did great quilting and the colors are so great together. Hurray for you!

Strandkorbtraum

Quilterinmotion Thanks Marsha - yeah I got some mixed reactions to my colours in the beginning and became a little bit doubtful ... but I stuck to my plan and it turned out to my liking. I learned a lot since I started quitling. As long as I like what I do everything is fine - and if I don't like it there is always someone out there who will.
Ohh and yes I feel ver hmm ?accomplished? it's my first bee quilt ever that I finished. I keep petting it ...

Quilterinmotion

Mymble ,
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