Due to a range of reason, some personal some not, I have decided to stop taking part in the Christmas Quilt Bee. The main reason being that my quilt stayed for 3 months with the same person and despite prompting from the host it did not move!
However time was given to other swaps etc but clearly not to my quilt. I do not agree with naming and shameing but there was always a get out clause of if passing the quilt on without a new block would help to keep it all moving then do so and no one would think less of them. this is not happen. Due to personal reasons the host has had to drop out so I have decided to do the same. Ironically, my quilt has since moved on to the next person and I now need to try and get in touch with the new person and ask them to send it to me with or without their block.
It is a big disappointment but the first Bee took 14 months and this one was meant to be done before Christmas, we started in March/May time. I have learnt so much and if it was not for these Bee's I would not have tried the blocks that I have tried, it has taken me out of my comfort zone and for that I am grateful for taking part.
So the above block is now on its way to the USA and I hope Jane likes it.