Finished! Cristin's gorgeous green & gray quilt

>> Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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One of my favorite things about Virtual Quilting Bees is to see the full quilt come together -- after all the blocks have been sent home and they're sashed together (or not), basted, quilted and bound ... stick it in the washer and dryer and a little bit later this AMAZING quilt comes out that's been put together by 12 (if not more) people from all over the place. How cool is that?

One thing I'll be doing weekly is featuring a finished quilt that's been put together with blocks from different VQB's. Do you all know about our sister Flickr group, Quilting Bee Quilts, run by the lovely Rachel of PS I Quilt? If you've got a finished quilt made with quilting bee blocks, make sure you get your pictures in that group and maybe you'll find your quilt featured here next.

Cristin (HazelnutDesigns) is in the Sew New to Me Virtual Quilting bee, and January was her month. She put together this beautiful selection of green and gray fabrics and asked her bee members to make a block using squares and rectangles.

This is a great way to get a really personalized quilt as it allows each bee member to create and make a block especially for you. And you're pretty much guaranteed to have no block be exactly the same!

Here's a few of the blocks her bee members started making for her:

squares and rectangles~ for cristin
block made by sewdeerlyloved

Sew New to Me Virtual Quilting Bee January
block made by Little Miss Shabby

Sew New To Me Virtual Quilting Bee * Cristin *
block made by alamodefabric

Sew New To Me VQB January
block made by Fresh Lemons : Faith

Sew New to Me VQB - from *Lpinette*
block made by Lpinette

block made by kimwoolf

block made by gretchen891

block made by SophiaAster

And a few pictures of the quilt in progress:

And finally, the finished project! Isn't it gorgeous!?  It measures 80"x80" and has a scrappy binding.  Love that.

The back is a mixture of a bunch of prints used on the front.

And a picture of the quilt all folded snug. (Did you know there's a Flickr group for that too? Quilts: Folded Edges and Rolls)

Thanks so much, Cristin, for letting me use your quilt as our first feature on a finished quilt! You guys all need to go visit Cristin's blog, Sew This is my Life and congratulate her on the adorable little baby boy she just had 4 days ago. Yes, she was putting this quilt together when she was 8 & 9 months pregnant!

So what do you think of this quilt? And of this idea to feature finished quilts? Let me know what you're thinking.  Can't wait to read your comments!

If you've got an idea for an article for or want your finished quilt featured, send me an email!  


Sarah April 7, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

Cristin's quilt is awesome and although we have never met, she only lives a few miles away from me!

Heather April 7, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

That was a very cool quilt to be a part of!! ;) I even won her blog give-a-way for her scraps to make a little treat for myself with ( which has yet to happen ) :( but, hopefully soon!!

Kelli April 7, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

Oh wow - I love this! Me thinks I need to get into a quilting bee!!!

Amy Sp April 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM  

Love, love, lub the idea of showing finished quilts! And the one Cristin did is great. :)

Bethany April 8, 2010 at 5:04 AM  

Wow! Cristin is one lucky girl! The quilt is beautiful.

Kritta22 April 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

Wow! i really love that line of fabric!! The green is just awesome!

JoonToons April 9, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

i love those greens!

Cristin April 9, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

Thanks Erin! I love this quilt, and its now on our bed and we love it :-)
Yes, I finished it just a few days before I went into labor! Crazy, what was I thinking? haha

rachel griffith April 13, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

this quilt is cooler than cool.

Anonymous September 23, 2010 at 10:22 PM  

Great blog post, been looking for that...

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