04 May The Bee’s Knees Finished!
While I was on my retreat what seems like months ago (really two weeks), I quilted my Bee’s Knees quilt. This poor quilt has been waiting for me to get it quilted for WAY too long. I pinned it last June, thinking I would quilt it while my daughter and I were on our East Coast college tour. Well, that didn’t happen 🙂 It is hard to see the quilting in this photo but I echo quilted inside the houses and quilted diagonal lines in the background. In the first three columns of blocks, the lines go from upper left to lower right, the next two columns go from lower left to upper right, and then back to upper left/lower right for the last three columns.
I love the way the quilt turned out! The black and white houses and background and all the different doors to the houses contributed by my fellow Bee’s Knees group give me the feeling of a cheerful, snug community on a snowy night. I still need to make a good label to be sure I can remember who made which blocks for me, but I can’t really do that until I decide what to call this quilt.
I cannot come up with a good name for this lovely quilt! It is driving me a little nuts. Everything I think of sounds either hokey or snarky. I’d love a name that incorporates the community nature of a bee quilt, the winter night idea and the fun of so many nearly identical houses with different doors. Any ideas?