Sew New to Me VQB : Map of the States

Map of the States VQB Feb

I’m so excited! February is my month in the Sew New to Me Virtual Quilting Bee. After a lot of going back and forth as to what type of block I wanted everyone to make, I settled on the Map of the States blocks, ala Oh Fransson. I’ve always thought these blocks were so cool, but I wasn’t sure I had it in me to make an entire quilt out of them.

As I started to cut into my fabric and organize piles for everyone, I started getting really excited. I decided to send everyone fabric from Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain line, as well as a couple solids. I had been saving the fabric for something special and I think this counts. I wasn’t really sure how much to send, so I made my block for the month to test my piles. I ended up having enough, but just barely, so I threw more in for good measure.

I’ll be posting the blocks I receive as they arrive. My month doesn’t officially begin for a few more days, but I know there’s one block already on it’s way to me!

Fabric selection:
Fabric for Sew New to Me VQB

Cut and ready to go:
Cut fabric for Sew New to Me VQB



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    January 26, 2010

    I love that block and have thought of using it for a Bee, also.

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    wishes, true and kind

    January 26, 2010

    Those Daisy Chain fabrics look great in the Map of the States block. I’ve been saving mine for something special, too.