When I first started quilting, I joined lots of bees and NuBees was one of the original ones. You would request a particular color scheme and then each bee member would make 6 blocks (of their choosing) but in your color scheme. I always chose rainbow and I did the bee for 4 or 5 months so I received a good number of blocks.
What do you do with blocks? Put them together in a quilt of course, so...this is my quilt, unoriginally called "Colors".
Some thoughts about this one:
- Although I specified white, not all white is the same. When you see the quilt in person the variation of shades of white are not as obvious as in the photo.
- A couple of the blocks were too small but my quilter quilted them anyway. This was a good lesson to me of what happens when you don't square them up and how that throws the whole thing off. It was ugly but I'll never do it again. I even stitched the binding on thinking it wouldn't matter. It did, I took it off and added a strip before replacing. It looks ten times better now.
- I still don't care for sampler quilts, they look too thrown together for my liking.
- The feeling of finishing a quilt is still good for the soul!