And what better way to celebrate than joining the fun of Blogger Quilt Festival :: Spring 2011?
Tonight is also the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. All of Europe gather in front of their TVs to cheer on their favorite songs, enjoying the show and the pretty dresses...
So here is the quilt i want to share with you:
In 2010 I participated in the Eurovision Quilters bee. August was my month, and I received blocks from Belgium, Germany, Finland, Luxembourg, UK, Sweden, The Netherlands, France and Norway!
It was both fun and challenging being part of the bee. Trying different techniques to meet each months challenge. Finding a theme and setting up guidelines for my month. I decided to plan on different block sizes and sash them to make them all come together in the end. And then I put up a tutorial on my blog on how to construct the girls. All the fabric was sent out for the bee members. The dresses are both Katie Jump Rope from Denyse Schmidt and Wee play by Sandy Klop.
My bee friends measures 48" * 65" and is quilted partly by machine and by hand. It has a soft and cosy flannell backing and uses Hobbs Heirloom batting ( 80% cotton / 20% polyester).
I hope you enjoyed your visit. Please check out the bee friends tutorial in the sidebar of my blog if you like. And have fun visiting the rest of Bloggers Quilt Festival, too!