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Last November 2009 at our Alpine Quilt Meeting Jina Barney previewed the block of the month sampler quilt we'll be making in 2010. I knew I wanted to participate as soon as I saw the quilt. And I've been determined not to fall behind this time as I tend to do with block of the month.
Here is my quilt so far. January was the snowflake block and February was the chain of hearts. Jina has added little pieced borders and strips here and there to add interest. I think this is going to turn out really cute. You are welcome to quilt along with us. You can find Jina's patterns here. I can't wait to add March's block.
Those of you that are regular readers of my blog know we have chickens and bees. It has been wonderful to have fresh eggs and now we have our first honey. A friend of ours has been helping us learn about the bees and how to take care of them. He says light honey is the best kind and ours is really light and delicious. It is exciting to have honey right from my own back yard. Pretty exciting for a born and raised city girl like me.

(posted ahead)

-nanette
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Sherri said...

Wow, Nanette...I love your blocks...this is going to be an amazing block of the month quilt! And congrats on the honey!!!

Stephanie said...

Great fabrics as usual!

SueWis said...

The honey is VERY cool. We had hives in our orchard when I was young and I still remember my dad extracting the honey on some kind of spinner.

I love your BOM quilt! I too am guilty of not keeping up with them. I have two BOMs that are buried in my closet somewhere that need to be completed.

Brandie said...

That wil be a very cute quilt.
The honey is a gorgeous color and you bottled it, haha.

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for sharing Jina's quilt and where to go to make it. I love it! I'll have to tell Jina the next time I see her.

Nedra said...

Your Alpine group always does wonderful things.
I have heard that eating local honey can help prevent alergies. Of course you need your own bees if your are going to be Freda's Hive!

jabeybaby said...

Love your blocks, your quilt is going to be great!

Jeanne said...

I love the BOM! Can you tell me about how big it's going to be? I'd like to gather up some fabrics and sew along :)
Thanks ~ Jeanne

julieQ said...

Thank you for sharing the quilts, they are just wonderful. I think honey is amazing! We have no bees here...can't remember when I have seen a bee!

PamKittyMorning said...

I love the quilt, and I love your first blocks! The fabric combinations are wonderful, as usual. And honey and eggs. Yum.

Julie said...

YUM!!! How much work is it to have beehives? I have thought about doing that, but don't really know what I would be getting myself into. Have a super day. Julie

Busty LaRue said...

That is so cool that you've got your own honey. Is it hard to collect or do the bees pretty much cooperate?

kpaints said...

Oh, my, honey from your back yard, I am so envious! It looks beautiful and yummy!
I love that you have two subjects here.

Jan said...

That's gonna be a lovely quilt Nanette and I had no idea you had chickens and bees! I'd love to see pics of both when you get a chance :)

Pat said...

I am the QUEEN of NOT finishing BOM's....so I wish you luck on keeping up with the new one you started in January! What fun to have your own eggs and honey, too.

Maggey and Jim said...

Wonderful,having you own bees.. I love honey and use it often..The quilt is so cute.. What a blessing to have fresh eggs too. I love chickens..
Maggey

Joy said...

LOVE your blocks!!
What fun to have home grown eggs and honey ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! I didn't know you could take honey from the bees in the winter -- I thought they had to have it all for themselves so that they could survive. I would LOVE it if we could have honey and chickens -- I think it would be SO fun!

Sandra said...

How wonderful to have such talent in the family and to have your own eggs and honey to use...I am a Cache Valley girl that has been transplanted in Arizona. I just found your blog...come say hi sometime! Sandra

Jen in NY said...

The quilt is gorgeous. I always wanted chickens too but I'm not sure if my town allows them. I guess I should find that out! Love the color of the eggs. The honey looks scrumptious!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

MMMM fresh honey!! It looks so good! Also, I love your fabric choices, it is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Asiyah said...

I like the quilts but I LOVE the honey. Just kidding...the quilts are exquisite!

I wish I could be a bee-keeper except I have this teensy fear of little, buzzing things with wings.

Jackie said...

Your version is going to be just gorgeous as usual!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that quilt. And the BOM your doing. I wanna do that too. Very cute.
Eggs and honey, how awesome.

Jandi said...

Yummy! I love honey. The new block for the BOM sampler that Jina showed last night is great. I think I should get started. I'm already two months behind.

Elaine said...

Bees and quilters must "go together" - quilt BEES - honey BEES! Jane and I have a quilting guru who has bees and she is very generous - sharing her honey with us! Yummy! Now for the eggs! She even made lip balm from the wax! Now about the eggs!

MichelleB said...

LOVE that BOM. Should I try to keep up? I would love to. Hopefully you'll keep posting your blocks so I don't forget! lol

Eggs and honey. Yum.

Muddling Through said...

Beautiful sewing from you and what beautiful honey from your bees. (And you know I appreciate eggs fresh from our very own chickens!) That is so awesome!

pratima said...

Beautiful pattern, Nanette. Love your color choices.
What could be sweeter than a home grown honey! So nice that you have eggs and honey at hand anytime :)

Lori Holt said...

Nanette,
I think Jina's quilt is so fun and your fabric choices are amazimg as usual. It's going to be another great quilt.
We always had our own honey(and eggs) growing up on our little farm. I can still taste it!
Sweeeeeet!
Congrats on becoming a "farm chick"
See you soon,
Lori