I keep thinking things will settle down somewhat with my life, but it doesn't seem to be happening. This month we've had a couple of evening trainings for my job and we held the Quilt Bee for the Community Outreach Committee of my local guild "The Royal City Quilter's Guild". We have a sub group of our committee (thank you Ann an Alyson) that does the bulk of the work for the Bee Day but there is a lot of prep work the rest of us have to do as well.
I love Bee Day! It's so much fun quilting with a group from the guild. Twenty six of us turned up and set to work making blocks and sewing kits together. I was able to spend time with quilting friends and to get to know some newer members a little better. Two of the quilt tops came home with me and I'd like to share them here with you.
Carol and I worked on putting this quilt together. This is the best shot I could get of it. It's in the shadows because the sun is so bright at this time of year that whites and yellows where washing out in the other pics. The pattern is Star Bright designed by Katie Blakesly and offered for free on her blog Swim Bike Quilt. This is the baby size with the blocks sized up to 7 1/2". I love this quilt for it's simplicity in construction and it's striking graphic design.
Wendy put this next quilt together.
This is the Akito pattern by Pat Fryer of Villa Rosa Designs, again adapted to fit our size requirements. Both of these quilts tops came together in a few hours. I'm always on the lookout for simple patterns that make up quickly into quilts, as we donate between 80 and 100 quilts a year.
I'm heading over to Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts to say hello to Beth and the other quilter's who have linked up there. I hope that you all found time to quilt this past weekend.