So here's how an internet quilt bee works:
1) A few weeks before your month you decide on a pattern, make a few test blocks, and decide on your fabrics.
2) You cut up your fabrics and package them up so that you have a package to send to each member (minus yourself)
3) You send off each package with instructions to each of your members and hopefully they get them in a timely manner towards the beginning of your month so that they can have all month to
4) Your buddies get to work and each make your block or blocks and mail them back to you at the end of the month!
5) You eagerly watch the mailbox and ooh and aah over each block and think how awesome it is to get a quilt top assembled without a ton of work on your part!
Here is a the block my fellow bees will be making for me:
Which I will then turn unto this:
Hopefully I will have this quilt finished by my 30th birthday next year!
The fabrics are Hunky Dory by Chez Moi for Moda and I love them! It's a very Springy color palette. The background fabric is Kona Cotton in Snow which is an off white. I really wanted to try a light gray background but since my color card has gone missing I didn't want to risk ordering fabric online and getting something completely different!
I was inspired by the traditional tulip blocks set on point as seen here:
by MICHELE CRAWFORD as seen in The Quilter Magazine May 09
But it wasn't until I saw this one that I knew that this was the basic construction I wanted for the tulips: