Friday, February 12, 2010

The Maple Leaf Bee

February is my month for shipping out fabric and receiving blocks back. This is my first time and I'm really enjoying it. The blocks being made for me are really great and it is so much fun to anticipate and check the flckr group pool every day to see if anyone else has posted there.

This week has been a bit quiet there, but I have been receiving blocks in the mail all week. Such fun mail! Nice to open these packages rather than just bills all the time! Here is a cute video on how I've been feeling when I open my mail this week! Just click on the title Merci, Krista!

In late January I sent out 4 green packages, 4 pink packages, and 4 pink and green packages to my fellow bee people, who are all from Canada, along with instructions to use the large print for an outer border and a small Kona charcoal strip for a narrow inner border on the 15.5 inch block. For the centre I suggested using the Oh, Fransson "Map of the States" tutorial.


While waiting for more blocks to appear on the pool, I have been using the scraps that were sent back to make a few extra blocks, since I will need about 20 for a nice sized quilt. (My blocks, 2 above and 1 below)

Here is a group photo of the 3  I made and together with the blocks that were sent back to me this past week.
Such fun! Thanks to all the amazing Canadian women in this awesome group!


  1. That looks like great fun Marianne and you will have a beautiful quilt!

  2. Wow -- that IS an awesome group! That quilt is going to be fantastic!

  3. I love these blocks. They look wonderful!!!