Thursday, July 8, 2021

Gridster Bee Rise Quilt

I finished putting together a long-awaited Gridster Bee project, and simply neglected to share until now. 😊 However belated, it's such a fun quilt; and I appreciate all the wonderful blocks my friends from afar contributed. I'm going a little backwards here, but I'm showing off the full reveal and then the components.

I used a solid white for sashing between the balloon blocks. I refrained from picking a blue background, as solid blues tend to vary; and I prefer a more synchronized look. I quilted with swirls. 

For the back I had a hot air balloon fabric, Suzy's Minis by Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman. I used for color inspiration. As for the binding, I chose a bright red blender with text pertaining to ballooning, Adventure Awaits by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics.

The balloon blocks I received follow. The block patterns are from Alli of Woodberry Way's Rise pattern.


  1. The backing is so perfect, and the swirls are the perfect choice for the quilting.

  2. Your hot air ballons are all so fun and colorful.