Friday, December 11, 2009

Block Tutorials

***I will keep adding to this post as I find more

Allison Anderson: Strandz
Wonky Pinwheels or Whiligigs
Crazy Four Patch

Modify Tradition:
Bow Tie
Starflower
Skinny Nine Patch
Churn Dash

All Sorts:
Crazy Nine Patch

Quilter's Cache:
Blocks by Size - 12"

How to calculate yardage

Crazymomquilts just posted today some examples of how to calculate yardage. It is a great post to reference if you are new to figuring out how much fabric to purchase or transforming an existing pattern into a larger (or smaller) quilt.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blog Button

To the members of the Beatnik Bee:

Feel free to add this button to the sidebar of your blog.

To add the button right click on it and Save As to your pictures, then add it to your sidebar as a picture and be sure to add the link to our flckr group.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Month Assignments

2010 Monthly Assignments
Jan - heidielliott
Feb - bellaandmolly
Mar - adelaidelemonade
Apr - hardypartyof5
May - maripenquiltmom
Jun - highway.cottage
Jul - Lara's Theme
Aug - friedazzzzz
Sep - mrsvandergrijn
Oct - inwcohen
Nov - indigolimeblog
Dec - Be13cc

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What is this?

This is an online quilting bee where 12 members work over a year to make quilting blocks for one another. We wanted to stretch our design skills a little with this bee by taking traditional blocks and changing them to a little more modern in flavor. For example,
  • stretching traditional blocks to make them rectangles instead of perfectly square
  • or making them a bit larger, like a single block for the whole quilt.
  • or taking a modern painter and thinking up a way to design a block that is inspired by one of their paintings, like Franz_Kline. 
  • or using modern fabrics for a traditional block.

Like I said, stretching our design hats. We are an off shoot of the Block Party Quilt Along group.