Saturday, October 26, 2013

Flying Geese... the Redbird Bee... Bloggers Quilt Festival...

I'm so excited to share my Redbird Bee quilt for 2013 in this Fall's Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Not only do I love this quilt, but it was made by one of the nicest group of quilters and ladies I've ever met. Our Bee started 2 years ago within the St Louis Modern Quilt Guild. I'd never participated in a Bee before and joined pretty much to make friends within the larger group. You see, I'm introverted by nature and always feel more comfortable in a smaller group. And did I hit the jackpot. Couldn't love hanging out with these girls more!

Our theme for this year was different techniques. My assignment was to incorporate triangles into my design. And did I ever. Eleven Flying Geese in each block.


The quilt was inspired by this one made by Lotje. It was a challenge to break the design down into a block for each Bee member. I shared my tutorial here.


The color inspiration came from Madrona Road by Violet Craft. The backing is a composition of most of the leftovers.


As I usually do ~ lots of fabrics added from the stash...


The perfect binding turned out to be this dot from Florence.


I'm entering my quilt in the Group/Bee quilts. Be sure to hop on over to all the different categories and vote for your favorites!



29 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. Love the colours and the design.

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  2. Beautiful! It came together very nicely

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  3. I love this quilt! I've had your block design pinned for quite some time, so I guess I should actually make up a block, huh?

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  4. I do love me some Madrona Road, and this is a great use of it :o)

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  5. This turned out GREAT! Good work, Ladies! And, so special to have been created with the help of so many friends.

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  6. I love this design! and really want to copy. :)

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  7. This is stunning. Bee quilts always end up so amazing. The color scheme and design are perfection. Good idea to make yourself get involved more with the guild to overcome introversion. I did the same in my guild and ended up in leadership for nearly 3 years! It definitely helped me get to know others.

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  8. I really love this block! How do I make one?

    You get my vote. A gorgeous quilt!

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  9. Beautiful. You'd have no idea this was a bee quilt as everything merges so beautifully together

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  10. Gorgeous colours! Love the layout.

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  11. I love this so much! I have pinned your block tutorial to my bee block inspiration board - it's my month in November and this is just what I have been looking for!

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  12. Love this! Love Madronna Road and to have it all come together so beautifully from bee blocks - just gorgeous!

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  13. I agree that we've "hit the jackpot" with our bee. The quilt turned out more beautifully than I imagined.

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  14. Oh wow! I am visiting from the Festival. This is wonderful !!

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  15. This is gorgeous Cindy! What a treasure from a bee quilt.

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  16. Your Redbird quilt is beautiful. How did you know back in July that our Cardinals would be in the World Series in October?!

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  17. I think this might be my favorite quilt in the festival! Beautiful colors and design!!

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  18. Hi Cindy, very special wat you did for this design, love your quilt!

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  19. This is a really REALLY beautiful quilt--everything--the design, fabric choices, color palette. Love it.

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  20. Echoing all the above comments, but I love the colors and the design. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Gorgeous quilt! I have your book Simply Modern Christmas and I love it!

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  22. This is an absolute beauty. I saw it on IG and loved it! So glad to be able to see full pictures of it. Love everything about it - the colours, the scrappy look, the design and the backing.

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  23. Gorgeous!!! Such a fun design and the colors all work so beautifully together. The backing is totally snazzy too! :)

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  24. Just fabulous, Cindy! I love the design, colours and fabric choices but also especially the backing composition and variation.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!