I feel so very fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of Ringo Pie. Ayumi and I dreamt the bee up last fall and asked 10 others to be join in and every single one of them said yes!
We wanted to have a bee that featured patchwork, and since the Japanese are the masters at patchwork, we decided on naming the group Ringo Pie. Ringo is Japanese for the word "apple", and since we both love food, we thought the name was very fitting!
Each month, one bee member chooses a theme. The other members pick fabrics from their stash and patchwork together something that fits the theme. I love that each member has total creative license to use whatever fabrics they wish, and design to their hearts content. No limits! That excites me.
Today, I'd like to introduce you to the Ringo Pie members and show you one of my favorite blocks each of them have made. They are one creative bunch and I am inspired by each and every one of them!
Firstly, there's Ayumi. Hmmm, what to say about Ayumi? Kind, creative, inspiring and encouraging. Her work totally speaks for itself!
Then there's Kerry. What a treasure she is! Each month I have been completely blown away by her creativity!
Then Anna, who is so very humble and a fantastic seamstress who is great with teaching/tutorials. She turned out this amazing block and acted like it was effortless.
Next up, is Lisa. Lisa is a machine! She is constantly posting new projects and I am drawn to everything she makes. How do you do it, Lisa?
Then Erica. Erica has fantastic taste in fabric and her projects are completely droolworthy! I can't wait to see her blocks start rolling in!
Then Marit. Marit is a whiz at improv piecing and I just love her style!
And then Lynne. Almost every time she makes something it makes my knees buckle. I'm not even kidding.
And Corey. I love Corey's sense of style and the fabrics she uses. Doesn't this Nicey Jane just make the siding look sooooo real on her block?
And Amber. I can't tell you enough how inspiring her designs and fabric choices are to me!
And lastly, but definitely not leastly, Amy. Amy's work is impeccable. Bright. Creative. Inspiring. I want to be just.like.her when I grow up!
So there you have it, Ringo Pie in a nutshell. I hope you are just as inspired as I am!