Yes! A Finish! Some time ago I joined a bee group online that consists of many of the same people who were involved with the Louisiana Traveling Quilt. We added a few more folks and in no time we began building blocks for the Queen Bee.
You've heard of queen for a day? I was Queen for a whole month in February. (On a side note: being queen is cool--I understand why real queens don't give up the crown.)
So, I got several blocks that I designed (sort of) and requested. One of the fun parts of being in a group is reporting back to everyone on your progress. They loved it when I told them the quilting was finished...oh, that was a while ago, but everyone said, "you're what?!" and other such nice things so I felt special all over again.
I have a post about the "X Block" here, but if you read that post, you know there were a few surprises.
Surprise 1: I gave directions that allowed each quilter to choose her own size, so the blocks are all sorts of sizes. Okay, I figured that is something I can handle with, what else? fabric!
Surprise 2: The X strips could be wonky, straight, or angular. That means the blocks also are not square. Heavens, I didn't see that coming. I also didn't see just how wonky they really are....my sweet husband (the man who sees every problem) politely pointed that out. He wasn't so polite with the smirk, or the laugh. And I didn't appreciate that shaking head too much, either.
Surprise 3: I figured it out all on my own, thank you! (Take that, negative husband man.)
And when we take the challenges for what they are and handle them, well, it's even more fun.
Imagine how special I'll feel when the bee hive finds out that the quilt is on the bed in the new camper.
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