The super talented Amy of Diary of a Quilter is hosting this awesome quilting bee. I was asked to contribute a block design for this virtual quilting bee and I am so happy to be a part of this. She has had several other contributors before me - you can see all of the blocks here. It was fun drawing up an 8 inch block design and I really loved how mine turned out. If wishes were fishes right now, I would have made a whole quilt out of this block. I will show you at the end of this post just what it would look like. But, don't get distracted by my block - go and join the quilting bee's Flickr group here and start on your blocks now. It is going to be an awesome quilt with all the different blocks.
Here is my block in Camille and Bonnie's Happy Go Lucky fabric. I love the yellow, white and red together - pretty sure I am going to make a quilt out of this color combo, I just love it!
Here is my block in yellows, Kona solids are awesome to work with. Fun, fun! Since I still don't have my camera, and since all the pictures I took of the step-by-step instructions with the first block were on the memory card of my missing camera - I worked out the design in illustrator for you. So, here is my tutorial for the block starting with what you will need:
Hopefully that all made sense!
So this is what my block would look like in a quilt - I think it is pretty awesome. Oh, the quilting I could do on this! Anyway - go and check out Amy's blog, I happen to be giving away a beautiful stack of fabric over there as well.
I hope you enjoy my block, happy quilting bee!
Side note, we have eleven, yes 11 new lines of fabric in the shop. Check them out here.