Friday, 30 May 2014

Brenda's Big Bee Birthday Bee finished!

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More than three years ago,
I asked my blogging and local quilting friends to make me a B.
A big one, or at least a capital one.
Many of you did this for me,
to celebrate my big (50th) birthday.

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Today, on my 53rd birthday,
I can finally show you what I did with those big Bs.
After three years of collecting, musing, pondering, and puzzling,
I got it together.
Thanks to all of you who sent me a B
and then waited patiently for me to do something with it.
It's a beauty in its variety of Bs and its scrappiness.

I pieced it in three vertical panels
and then free motioned different motifs in each letter block
and joined them together
and then bound it in a hot pink Kaffe print.

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I learned a lot from making this quilt.
I learned about the generosity of bloggers, who sent me a birthday B
and often a card or note with birthday wishes.
I learned that you are all very creative and competent.
And I also learned that size matters.
Although I love the variety and sizes of the letters,
next time I will include a maximum size.

Thanks again for helping me make the B quilt!
It's been a blast!

I'm linking up with  GIFF, Sarah, and Amanda.


Heidi said...

This is an awesome finish! My favorite quilts are those that many quilter's contribute to. Love love love it!

Nifty Quilts said...

It's wonderful!! Sorry I missed participating. Happy birthday!!

Gill said...

Happy Birthday!
I love all your B's !!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I was so concerned that the bright green blah blah blah fabric would not fit in . . . SO happy to see how much fun your top contains!!

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Birthday! Love your B quilt!

Julie said...

Fun quilt! What a great idea.

Janet said...

It looks great! I wish I could remember which B I made... :)

Barb said...

Happy Birthday it looks so great!!! enjoy your quilt and have a wonderful year!!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday Brenda!!! You will love this quilt forever.

Tonya Ricucci said...

it's so great as it is - would be sad to not have that large B front and center!

Browndirtcottage said...

Just too darn cute Brenda!! Certainly a great birthday quilt!!


Purple Pam said...

Love your B Block Birthday Quilt. It turned out great.

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