Sew New to Me VQB : First Block Received and the "Vision"

Jessica Block - twinfibers

I’m so excited, I received my first quilting bee block in the mail this week! It arrived from Jessica over at Twin Fibers, and it is just beautiful! She threw in some great turquoise and blue fabrics, including one of my favorites by Denyse Schmidt. Thanks Jessica!

Of course, as soon as I got the block I couldn’t resist getting started on my vision for the quilt. And since a picture is worth a thousand words….enjoy!

Top Row VQB

MoS Block 3

MoS Block 2

MoS Block 1

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