Here she is in all her glory, the BEST BEE QUILT EVER! I know I've posted about this quilt before, but I finally finished the binding so it's really, truly done now! I managed to get all the Good Folks line from fabric.com when it went on sale for $5/yard--I so wish I would have gotten more! I almost cried when I cut up all my 1/2 yard bundle to send to my quilting bee ladies, but I'm so happy I did! I received 25 of the best bee blocks from two of the best quilting bees, the VIBs and Twice Around the Block! I can't thank you ladies enough, especially those of you who made two blocks!
My dear friend Angela even made me a rainbow block because she knows what a sucker I am for a good rainbow!
Krista did an out-of-this-world custom quilting job for me! I never send quilts out to be quilted. I truly like having a hand in all the steps and really enjoy quilting, but sometimes the quilt demands more than I can give. This quilt was so special to me I knew it needed something unique and I trusted Krista completely.
I gave her no instructions on how to quilt it, just to do what she wanted. I'm so happy I had faith in her amazing artistic abilities because elements like this monogramed "K" took my breath away.
Even the back looks kick-ass with her quilting! :)
This is my favorite print from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study line! I thought the colors worked nicely with all the Good Folks and Kona Ash on the front of the quilt.
I decided to use Good Folks Buttoned Up in Ink for the binding (thanks to a sweet IG friend's destash!). Really, I couldn't have designed a better binding! I love when the binding gives a solid frame to the quilt--probably why I use black and white binding so much--but the hint of plum in there just ties the front and back together for me.
Yes, I actually hand stitched the binding down. Honestly, I do prefer this method of binding and enjoy doing it, but I make too many quilts to do it every time. I try to save it for extra special quilts--this being the most special quilt of all!
Thanks again to all the ladies who made this quilt possible! I will treasure it always!