One phenomenon you will find in the online quilting community is the opportunity to sew along with others in a virtual quilting bee. I am often tempted by these new projects (such as the Star Light Star Bright quilt here). Last year, I found the Women of the Bible Quilt and convinced a friend to start the project and corresponding Bible Study. (The pattern is HERE and the yahoo group is HERE)
Since my friend is a beginning quilter, and she lives in Europe, I started a different blog that has all my tutorials for the Women of the Bible quilt: True Blue Quilters. There are 52 blocks in the quilt, and we just finished block 49 – Mary Magdelene.
Here are the most recent blocks:
And the first half:
Each block is 6″ finished. Since we are nearing the end, I am thinking of layout options. The original is longer and narrower that I like, so I am thinking of a 6×8 grid, with last 4 blocks in the corners. Some quilters have put the name of each block in the sashing…I don’t have an embroidery machine, maybe I will stitch the names as I am quilting.
Do you join quilt-alongs? I am a solitary quilter most of the time so I love hearing about projects from my online circle of quilting buddies.