Saturday, January 12, 2013

Let The Quilting Begin

 The final, fabulous, Free Bee Block was placed in my hot little hands by Leanne from she can quilt, this week....and it's a beauty!!! 
Leanne based her block on a photo of City Hall, in our city, which makes it all the more special to me.  Thank you so much, Leanne.... I love it!!
Now that I have all these seriously spectacular blocks in my possession.......LET THE QUILTING BEGIN!!! 

So, just how does one go about putting together and quilting  such an exquisite collection of blocks?

Here's my thought process:
  • I'm going to treat each block as a separate piece of art.
  • Since I have no idea of the block placement yet, I've decided to use Quilt-As-You-Go, and save that lovely challenge for later.
  • I chose a grey/taupe thread colour, in keeping with the industrial theme.
  • There are so many lovely angles in the blocks, that  I want to emphasize them with fairly simple, straight, quilting lines.
  • I'm hoping to add some depth and movement to the blocks.
I started with John's (Quilt Dad) Block....
And I'll see from there.


  1. Leannne’s block is amazing and so is your City Hall. I was wondering if I could use the quilt-as-you method for my Free Bee blocks, so thank you for sharing your progress! I’m curious to see how this quilt will come together!

  2. they are all quite magnificent....piece of art indeed

  3. ohhh love this! the composition of each block is so interesting you just want to keep looking at it and looking at it. I would love for you to share it on "Off the Wall Friday" - a link party on my blog especially aimed at art quilters. We find it encouraging, motivating and educational!

  4. Wow! You got a seriously cool set of blocks from them! I love that you're focused on spotlighting each one. Can't wait to see how this progresses into the whole. :D

  5. Ooh exciting! Cant wait to see how you do each of them, they are such cool blocks.

  6. They all look good together, I am pleased my soo late block fits and that you are inspired to put them together. I love the quilting on John's block! It will be fun seeing where you go with this.

  7. Love how you quilted John's block! It will be quite a challenge to put such fantastic blocks together into one quilt, but I know you'll work it out beautifully :)

  8. I would not even know where to begin!! This is going to look amazing.

  9. Good plan and I like how you've thought it through, yet will maintain spontaneity for assembly. The first block is looking good.


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