Fun Friday: Something to Buzz About!

busy bees raffle quilt 2014

TGIF!  Are you feeling it too?  I don’t know if it’s this time of year, but I always feel like time goes by so slowly in the winter.  Maybe it’s those long, dark, cold nights!  Contrary to being dark and cold like winter, this quilt pictured above gives me hope that spring is just around the corner, and in no time I’ll be smelling the fragrant flowers and enjoying bright, warm, and sunny days!  And for those folks who may be enduring some cabin fever due to inclement weather, perhaps this beauty of a quilt will help inspire you to create!

Our lovely volunteers, Lorri & Gabe, who recently contributed recipes in the Soup of the Week Club– Week #11, and Week #10, were responsible for making this quilt happen.  Lorri & Gabe belong to a local quilt guild- Busy Bee Quilters Guild of Snohomish, WA, and as co-chairs of the raffle quilt committee, they coordinated the construction of this gorgeous quilt called ‘Pansy Garden’.  This quilt will be raffled off in November with proceeds going to raise funds to help promote quilting.  And my, my, my is it a large quilt.  Measuring in at 92″ x 105″, Lorri was telling me that she actually called up her local fire house for permission to hang the quilt on their wall so she could take that pic above.

Take a look below at some close-ups I snapped when Lorri & Gabe brought it in for Show & Tell the other day!  I love the white picket fence border- a design that Lorri worked diligently to engineer beautifully and with perfectly matching seams!

BB Raffle Quilt- Close Up of Border

Do you recognize some of that fabric?  Well, it’s Clothworks, of course!  The white in the picket fence border is some of the Impressions Moire and the green background is from Rose Cottage.  The yellow squares, used around the purple flower blocks, are from the Shades by Kinkame collection, too!  Great use of colors and fabrics, I must say!!

bb raffle quilting closeup

And that quilting is quite marvelous, too!!  Cindy Glancy, a local long arm quilter of Dancing Thread Long Arm Quilting, can take full credit for her talented craftsmanship here!

To find out more about Busy Bee Quilters Guild and their raffle, head on over to their website at this link.

Have a Happy Friday and a positively productive weekend!

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