Typically, a bee has 12 members, and each member is assigned a month. They send out fabric and directions to the other participants when it's their month, and everyone makes blocks & sends them back. At the end of a year, every person has a whole quilt, made in part by everyone in the group. In this bee, we're sending each other a fat quarter when it's our month, and then we get to pull from our stash of fabric. Hence the name "Fat Stash".
March was our first month, and I just finished my block:
This is Rebecca's month, and she asked for a "neighborhood quilt". Every person was to use some of her orange fabric to make a block with a house, or other building. I made her a log cabin. =) She's expecting a baby, and mentioned that she wants to use the quilt in the nursery. How great is it that people all over the world (we have members in Canada & Germany too!) are helping to make something for her baby?
See that crocheted flower in the picture, too? I crocheted something! It's been a while since I've crocheted anything. I first saw this on Angela's blog, Fussy Cut, and have been wanting to make some since. It's supposed to be a potholder/trivet, but I think it'd make a great scrubber too (it is made of all-cotton yarn). Tutorial can be found here. Now I must go and binge on our impulse-purchased Easter candy, and cheer on my Buckeyes (even though I hate basketball). Go Bucks!