Thursday, November 26, 2009

What is this?

The Nittany Block Party is an online quilting bee that is a spin off of the Block Party Quilt Along Flickr group. ( We are comprised of 12 quilters working together for a year to create quilts, stretch our quilting skills, laugh, make friends and enjoy one another's company doing the one thing we all love to do.

Just what is an online quilting bee you ask? Well two.more.seconds on the Quilting Bee Blocks Flickr group describes an online bee perfectly:

 "...the very basic Virtual Quilting Bee is made up of 12 people who are each assigned a separate month as their month to be the recipient of the blocks. The bee will run then for 12 months, with each person taking turns making blocks for 11 months for everyone else, and one month sending fabric out and receiving their own blocks back."

We are having an open bee where the member leading the month will choose what block everyone will make. Members can choose whether or not to have fabric added from other members' stashes to complete their blocks or just use the fabric that was sent to them by the month's leader.

Month Assignments

January - heidielliott
February - kristan.ellsworth
March - fabriclover2009
April - melissa.leray
May - katkeo
June - denawayne
July - Kim L
August - gretters_h
September - Miss Monny Quilts
October - sewtobed
November - peonybliss
December - sewmany

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Found Some Block Tutorials

***I will keep adding to this post as I find more

Allison Anderson: Strandz
Wonky Pinwheels or Whiligigs
Crazy Four Patch

    Modify Tradition:
    Bow Tie
    Skinny Nine Patch
    Churn Dash

      All Sorts:
      Crazy Nine Patch

      Quilter's Cache:
      Blocks by Size - 12"