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Month: March 2011 (page 1 of 2)

The quilting bee world…

In the past, I have had all wonderful experiences in quilting bees I have participated in. Until now.

I have heard of this “seedy underbelly” of the quilting world, and fortunately primarily been able to avoid it. Bee after bee, you have to consider when you are signing up that you may be making a block or two that you are not particularly partial to or makes you step out of your comfort zone.

I have arrived at both destinations. I have made blocks I personally highly dislike and would never make myself and I have made blocks that have scared me to death (and even required help with). You must remember however, that these blocks are not for you. Someone may hate your block as much as you hated theirs.

I guess it comes down to one’s who will publicly announce that they hate your block and don’t want to make it and one’s who do the right thing and suck it up and make the damn (sorry) block!

Of course you are not going to love everything everyone is doing and there are multiple definitions for “modern,” “traditional,” “wonky,” etc. Unfortunately I ultimately decided to resign from a bee I just started in last month. When the snarkiness starts in the beginning, it can only go down hill from there and I am NOT willing to put up with it! It not only hurts people’s feelings, but it leaves a bad taste in everyone elses mouth in regards to you.

Are my feelings too harsh?

The quilting bee world…

In the past, I have had all wonderful experiences in quilting bees I have participated in. Until now.

I have heard of this “seedy underbelly” of the quilting world, and fortunately primarily been able to avoid it. Bee after bee, you have to consider when you are signing up that you may be making a block or two that you are not particularly partial to or makes you step out of your comfort zone.

I have arrived at both destinations. I have made blocks I personally highly dislike and would never make myself and I have made blocks that have scared me to death (and even required help with). You must remember however, that these blocks are not for you. Someone may hate your block as much as you hated theirs.

I guess it comes down to one’s who will publicly announce that they hate your block and don’t want to make it and one’s who do the right thing and suck it up and make the damn (sorry) block!

Of course you are not going to love everything everyone is doing and there are multiple definitions for “modern,” “traditional,” “wonky,” etc. Unfortunately I ultimately decided to resign from a bee I just started in last month. When the snarkiness starts in the beginning, it can only go down hill from there and I am NOT willing to put up with it! It not only hurts people’s feelings, but it leaves a bad taste in everyone elses mouth in regards to you.

Are my feelings too harsh?

Yum Yum Dresden Plates!!

Why yes, I do have an obsession with Dresden Plates. My month was November for Pieced Together Quilting Bee. I decided because Dresden Plates can sometimes be a tedious process that I would use that as my block and ultimately be able to have a quilt much quicker than myself making all the blocks. I have now received all the blocks, minus 1 person who is MIA.
I was trying to wait for all the blocks to get a picture, but this is what I have so far.

PTQB
I have to say they are looking awfully awesome together!!! I am wanting to make it into a lap quilt so I will be adding at least one more row if not two to add some length. It has gotten so darn cold again here! I am wishing I had it finished to wrap up in right now. The colors are so warm and reminiscent of spring and the summer sun!
PTQB ladies, you are sooo awesome!! You guys did such a wonderful job!! I know this can be a scary block for your first time, but all of you hit the nail on the head! Thanks a million!

Yum Yum Dresden Plates!!

Why yes, I do have an obsession with Dresden Plates. My month was November for Pieced Together Quilting Bee. I decided because Dresden Plates can sometimes be a tedious process that I would use that as my block and ultimately be able to have a quilt much quicker than myself making all the blocks. I have now received all the blocks, minus 1 person who is MIA.
I was trying to wait for all the blocks to get a picture, but this is what I have so far.

PTQB
I have to say they are looking awfully awesome together!!! I am wanting to make it into a lap quilt so I will be adding at least one more row if not two to add some length. It has gotten so darn cold again here! I am wishing I had it finished to wrap up in right now. The colors are so warm and reminiscent of spring and the summer sun!
PTQB ladies, you are sooo awesome!! You guys did such a wonderful job!! I know this can be a scary block for your first time, but all of you hit the nail on the head! Thanks a million!

Guess what!!!!!!

I got my {Urban} HOME Goods Swap!!!! Nanny nanny boo boo! And it is totally awesome!

Who doesn't like a quickie
Yet again I guessed my swap! Woop woop! I love it! I love echino! Terri did such an awesome job!! I can’t thank her enough!!
UHG round 3 swap
Stole this picture from Terri!
On that note, I was waiting to post about what I sent in the UHG swap until I received mine. Here is what I sent:
UHG

UHG
I had Anna of Noodlehead as my partner! Now most likely a lot of you, including me, follow her blog regularly because of her cool creations! I was super excited to get her as a partner, but then began realizing…Dude…she has EVERYTHING!!! And on top of that, its all AWESOME! 
I was stumped for the longest time as to what to make her, but finally decided on a unique mini quilt and matching mug rug. She said she wanted something “out of the box,” so I did my best to do that! I think she was pretty happy with it so I consider it a successful swap!!!
I am so ready for next round!!!

Guess what!!!!!!

I got my {Urban} HOME Goods Swap!!!! Nanny nanny boo boo! And it is totally awesome!

Who doesn't like a quickie
Yet again I guessed my swap! Woop woop! I love it! I love echino! Terri did such an awesome job!! I can’t thank her enough!!
UHG round 3 swap
Stole this picture from Terri!
On that note, I was waiting to post about what I sent in the UHG swap until I received mine. Here is what I sent:
UHG

UHG
I had Anna of Noodlehead as my partner! Now most likely a lot of you, including me, follow her blog regularly because of her cool creations! I was super excited to get her as a partner, but then began realizing…Dude…she has EVERYTHING!!! And on top of that, its all AWESOME! 
I was stumped for the longest time as to what to make her, but finally decided on a unique mini quilt and matching mug rug. She said she wanted something “out of the box,” so I did my best to do that! I think she was pretty happy with it so I consider it a successful swap!!!
I am so ready for next round!!!

Destah

Yeah yeah, add me in on the Destash bandwagon! I’ll be adding items throughout the day and posting the destash on Flickr later. Here are a few sneak peaks:

Check them out in The Shop

Destah

Yeah yeah, add me in on the Destash bandwagon! I’ll be adding items throughout the day and posting the destash on Flickr later. Here are a few sneak peaks:

Check them out in The Shop

3×6 Mini Sampler Bee

I also just wanted to remind everyone that the 2nd quarter of the [3×6] Sampler Mini Bee is starting April 1!!
3 x 6 Bee Button For Your Blog
Come by and check us out!! This next round is going to be a blast! We are also adding some REALLY fun subgroups. It is a great bee to hop in on if you don’t have time to commit to a full year bee. You have the opportunity to hop in and out of the bee through out the year and change your color selections every round. This round we will be seriously cracking down on deadlines so there will be no worries about you not receiving your blocks on time and we are weening out the flakes!
So come on by and have some fun with us!!!

3×6 Mini Sampler Bee

I also just wanted to remind everyone that the 2nd quarter of the [3×6] Sampler Mini Bee is starting April 1!!
3 x 6 Bee Button For Your Blog
Come by and check us out!! This next round is going to be a blast! We are also adding some REALLY fun subgroups. It is a great bee to hop in on if you don’t have time to commit to a full year bee. You have the opportunity to hop in and out of the bee through out the year and change your color selections every round. This round we will be seriously cracking down on deadlines so there will be no worries about you not receiving your blocks on time and we are weening out the flakes!
So come on by and have some fun with us!!!

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