Twice a year, Amy at Amy’s Creative Side hosts a Blogger’s Quilt Festival where bloggers from all over the world share their amazing quilting creativity. She has lots of categories for quilts this year so you can peruse a little easier without being completely overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of beautiful quilts on display. Think of this as your local quilt show magnified by maybe 100!!
I am entering one of the Santa Barbara Modern Quilt Guild’s group project quilts this year into the Group or Bee Quilt Cateogry because I think this is a fabulous quilt. It is going this week as a donation quilt to a local organization that helps kids coming out of foster care.
I challenged the gals in the Santa Barbara Modern Quilt Guild to make log cabin or square in a square blocks, either traditional or wonky using the fabric I provided from my stash. The print fabric was a Kaffer Fasset print that I had used on the back of another quilt.
I then pulled solids from my stash that coordinated with the many colors in this focal fabric and cut everything into wide strips and put them into zip lock bags to distribute to the group. They could add one more neutral solid to make their block but no prints. I love the creativity of this group! No two blocks are alike and yet they work really well together!
I assembled the blocks with no sashing and found a plaid in my stash for the back that coordinated well with the colors on the front. I inserted a strip of some of the leftovers from the front to add some interest and quilted it with a circular pattern. The quilt measures 56″ x 72″.
This was a great group project and our SBMQG plans many more for the next 12 months as we continue to support Fostering Friends in providing handmade quilts for the teenagers leaving the foster care program in our county.
I hope you like this Group or Bee Quilt for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
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