14 May 2011

bee friends

Hi! It's my birthday. We're gonna party...

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!


They are all so pretty in their best dresses!

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).

Can you see how they are all dressed up for a party?

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!

35 comments:

Andi said...

A gorgeous quilt, as always!!
Happy birthday Marit!
Andi x

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday Marit!

The Eurovision quiltbee quilt is gorgeous! Have fun tonight! We didn’t make it to the finals... again!

Kwilt Noob said...

This quilt puts a big smile on my face! Those girls are just adorable! Happy Birthday to ya!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Marit!! Your quilt is wonderful, it brings a smile to my face, I love it and it was a great idea for a swap.

Quiltefia said...

Gratulerer med dagen!! Du er mai barn du også!! Det var morsomt!! Jeg har opplevd flere ganger å få bra kommunikasjon med jenter som det viser seg at er født på samme tid som meg selv. Så det er dumt vi bor så langt unna hverandre, hvis ikke tror jeg at jeg hadde tatt sjansen på et lite blogg - venn treff!! Ha en kjempefin fødselsdag!! Skal sjekke ut vår quilt visningen!! Morsom quilt du har i dag forresten!! Annek:-))

pinsandneedles said...

What a fun quilt! I think I may try your jump rope girl tutorial :D

Happy Birthday!

Viviana said...

Oh!! Happy Birthday Marit.
In Argentina,we say FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS!! Your quilt is very cute.
Kisses.
Viviana

Nifty Quilts said...

Hippo birdy to you! I love this quilt. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Jolanda said...

Very pretty! Happy birthday too.

sewkatiedid said...

Such a happy quilt. Happy Birthday!

Teje said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate with the Festival and Eurovision song contest!
I love your quilt - it's beautiful, fun and I would like to make well dressed girls, too!
Sunny wishes from Finnish woman living in Crete!

stitchinpenny said...

I love the ladies all dressed up and the fact that you added the words - spectacular.

Allie said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I love your quilt - what a fun collaboration!

Karen S said...

What a fun and cute quilt! Happy birthday to you!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love love LOVE this quilt! I'm glad you chose this one for BQF. It is so fun to see it again!

Happy birthday!

Char said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marit! I hope you enjoy your day.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! I love the beautiful girls!

Helen in the UK said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday!! I was watching the Eurovision too, but I think I prefer your Euro girl quilt!! Great idea to get everyone to make the skipping girls - they make a wonderful quilt :)

Dee J. said...

You have such wonderful ideas throughout your blog. I was attracted by your ladies, but love lots of other things too. I've bookmarked it. THANKS! And Happy Birthday too.

Clare said...

Belated Happy Birthday. Gorgeous quilt.

Kriza said...

what a great way to celebrate! happy birthday! :-) lovely cheerful quilt, I love it!
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

Beautiful! Such a unique quilt, the girls are darling.

Jenny said...

I just love this quilt. what a successful bee quilt!

Ace said...

I love your quilt. It is beautiful. Happy Birthday and thanks for all you share. Hugs Ariane

Pattilou said...

Happy belated birthday! What a fun quilt entry! Just oodles of fun in a colorful quilt.

katielea said...

Oh I love this! And happy birthday! Just had mine yesterday (15th). Great weekend for birthdays! :)

KateKwiltz said...

Another happy quilt! Happy Birthday, Marit!

Mrs Moen said...

Happy belated bithday, Marit, what a lovely quilt! Enjoy the last few hours of 17. mai.-)

Karen said...

Your quilt is such good fun. What a great way to get variety in your blocks. It looks great- happy and vibrant.

quilthexle said...

guess you are jumping up and down with joy when you look at this wonderful quilt ;-)) sorry, couldn't resist the pun !!
Belated happy birthday, by the way!

Stephanie said...

Just wonderful!!! Love it. Happy birthday!

Eileen said...

happy birthday! what a fun, delightful and bright quilt. so cute how the jump ropes have their names--just love this. clever! thanks for sharing and have a great day

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is very cute. Happy belated birthday.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Super cute girlies!!! Love them!