Saturday, July 23, 2011

Around the Block Wrapped Up!

Look what I found lying on my front verge in the sunlight! No, not really, I did place it there! It is time for an Around the Block 2 update.

I recently received my last block back from Rachel. Thanks Rachel! I can't believe its my last one back though....

So I lay them out on the floor very excitedly and very randomly.

Then made two more blocks with the scraps I had been collecting as each block returned home. Block one....

... and block two. And then sewed it all together!

Then I sashed it with a 2.5 inch border. More to hold it all together until it was time to be quilted, but it does frame it nicely. I absolutely love it! I am very pleased with how it turned out. Thanks to all the lovely ladies who sewed a block for me.

23 comments:

rachelmp said...

Wow Helen. Congratulations on getting it finished. Your quilt looks fantastic

carol said...

Wow! What a beauty! And what a wonderful treasure of remembered friendships too. Gorgeous!

María Cristina said...

MARAVILLOSO!!!!!
Me gustan mucho los colores empleados y el resultado final.

Jackie said...

You should be pleased - it's a gorgeous quilt! I love the little blocks with the bigger one. Cute!

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous! I love the colors and all that movement. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

AJ said...

LOVE IT!!!! Sending out to quilt??

Jana said...

I love all the pretty blues in it. What a great quilt.

Jana said...

What a fun quilt! Love the colors.

upstateLisa said...

gorgeous Helen!

Melanie said...

Fabulous quilt! Love all those squares!

Kelly said...

Fantastic quilt!

DianeY said...

Wow! Really beautiful!

chaletgirl said...

Stunning!! This might be my favourite quilting bee quilt EVER!

Leah said...

Looks great - fab swap!

Sarah Craig said...

Helen, that is a gorgeous quilt! Somehow you've taken two cool colors and made it look warm and luxurious! I love it!!

Poppyprint said...

That is all kinds of excellent. What a satisfying bee quilt!!!

Bec Clarke said...

Gorgeous, I love the colours, it looks amazing

Quilter Kathy said...

I found your blog on the spun sugar blog.
LOVE your new quilt top...it's fabulous!

felicity said...

If my bee quilt (for which I shamelessly stole the idea from you, Helen) ends up looking HALF this great, I'll be delighted.

Andi said...

I adore these collaborative quilts!!

KateKwiltz said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm in love with this, and may have to make something like it! Beautiful!

JaNeanne said...

This quilt is beautiful. I love the colors!!

mennikelly said...

I keep coming back to this quilt because I love your design and how you got all the squares and blocks to fit together logically. I'd love to use your idea and design for my bee quilt. May I please? Bethany