Modern Tradition quilt bee was March (hence the working title of this quilt). I had to make six additional blocks, besides the four I started with, to complete this quilt top. And isn't it stunning? I am just thrilled to pieces with it, since it's my first experience making a quilt with the help of others. Let me tell you, the ladies in our bee are talented and hard-working, and they really pulled out all the stops to think up creative ways to action this block. I could never pick a favourite - each one is unique and so, so pretty! The background is Essex linen/cotton blend in putty, and I really like the extra heft it gives to the quilt. It's going to be big enough for our bed, at 70 x 84". I just ordered the backing fabric this morning. Fabric.com is having a Westminster sale, and I got this Treetop Fancy for $2.98/yard. Updated to add: This block was adapted in general principles from the traditional block Granny's Flower Garden, as featured at Quilter's Cache. I asked the bee members to use their creativity to construct the blocks, so there is no more specific pattern for it.
And let's not forget my little assistant, who was, as usual, the best helper in the world (no, she is not unionized):
Updated to link to Amy's Sew-n-Tell Friday. Head on over and see what all has been finished this week!