Bee Blessed Gets Started!


By Judith on August 23, 2011
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The introductory blog about Bee Blessed and what it’s all about is here, just in case you missed it during the holidays.
My good friend Sarah and I would love it if you could join our charity bee – making blocks & projects that will be pieced and quilted and donated to needy families in Belfast.
This is an actual group that will meet in homes, starting in September (for dates see the Bee Blessed page), but also supported by this wonderful online community.
The flickr group is here.  Please become a member and post your pics of the things you make.  We will in turn be posting pics of the finished projects & keeping you informed about who they are gifted to.
Our first block for September is the Wonky Star block (again check out the introductory post to see Susan’s inspirational quilt).  
We will be piecing these blocks to make cot quilts.  If you can make 1 block that will be great.  However, please don’t feel you can only make one!
This one is for a baby girl quilt
Blocks Criteria:

* Blocks will be 10.5″ finished (once they are all sewn together) using 4″ squares.  When you have made a single block it should measure approx. 11″.

* Please use cotton fabrics in either pinks, blues or yellows, and using a white (or white on white) background.
  
* Feel free to mix and match patterns whichever way you like, as long as the finished block looks girly, boyish or neutral.  The finished quilts will be washed in non-bio washing powder before being donated.
There is a really good tutorial here on making wonky star blocks.  As there is no point in reinventing the wheel, I’m going to ask you to use this tutorial, using 4″ blocks instead of the stated 4.5″.
I would rather not give out my postal address here, so when you have finished your block, please email me (ragstobags@hotmail.co.uk) and I will send you my postal address.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries.

Thank you so much in advance of your support to this new venture.

“We make a living by what we get.

We make a life by what we give.”  Winston Churchill