Every year, my other quilt bee, picks a fabric at the beginning of the year and we have a year to make a project, then at our Christmas party we show them. This years fabric is the big flower print shown in the purse above. Mary (the over achiever) made this Ying/yang purse in addition to the wallhanging below.
Mary designed, pieced and appliqued this exciting piece.
This was my piece, I showed it before with my hand batiked pieces. I didn't plan on using my batik fabric with the challenge piece but they happen to lay next to each other and they went together wonderfully. It was a great opportuntiy to show comercial fabrics with my hand batiked fabrics. The batik mask panel was a piece my friend brought home from Africa for me. In all of our fabric challenges I have used my own hand-dyed fabrics, except for the 30s fabric challenge.
Kay pieced this quilt, she still has to put on the binding. Two of the bee members weren't able to be at the party, hopefully I'll get their quilt pictures. It's fun to see how the same fabric looks so different when put with other fabrics.
This is a wonderful bag Lillian made us. The black is a sturdy nylon mesh, with a fun quilters print fabric and a zipper. I'm packing it up with my hand projects to take to Florida over the holidays. We spend to weeks there with our children, grandchildren and my parents.