Virtual quilting bees are a nice way to connect with like-minded people and try new techniques. After this experience in bees, I have determined that I much prefer to work on my own projects, in my own time, and at my own pace. I hope that doesn’t come off sounding snooty because that is not how I intend it. Let me explain…
I am a stay-at-home-mom to three girls (ages 5, 3 and 1). My husband travels for work at least 50 percent of the time. Our extended family is a plane ride away. At this point in time, it is about prioritizing. My sewing time is precious to me and I want to spend it working on the many projects that I already have sketched out or digitally drafted. So many ideas, so little time!
My experience in VQBs went by without a lot of drama. There were a couple of drop outs, but aside from that, I think it went fairly smoothly. However… I am disappointed that I never received my block back from one bee member, despite requesting it back multiple times. I flickr mailed them (no response), left a comment on their blog (no response) and emailed them (no response). Why in the world can’t they just send my fabric back? I’ll make the block myself, I don’t care at this point. This person works hard to promote their blog/brand/sponsors but can’t fulfill a commitment they made or even reply to my communication attempts. I’m now regretting the two blocks I made for them. Oh well.
I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about any bee blocks I made. I do want to show just one, if you don’t mind.
This is the last bee block I made.
Erin sent out black & white FQs, asked us to incorporate an accent color from our stash (my choice: pink), and gave us “triangles” as a theme. I have been wanting to make “A Circle of Geese” block and figured this was a great time to do so (I used the free pattern from Piece by Number, but scaled it down to fit the block specs of 10″ finished). This block is a bit time consuming, but oh so fun to watch come together.