Sunday, 24 July 2011

Bee Blocks and quilts

So first off the bat is Singings tree block for our Sewn together bee. We were given free creative control :)

I promis it will be ironed again before it goes in the post!

This is really an embroidery pattern that I tweaked into applique :) Hope it goes well in her quilt!

Next up are blocks for  Say Yes Juliet she has had the fun of going first in our new Sew Bee It group. I had rather a lot of fabric left over so I ran off another block "buy one get one free" style :)

I've also finished off 3, yes thats right 3! lap quilts since my last post (This either means I quilt fast or blog slowly - I have my own theory on which it is lol)
The first one up is a photographic disappointment I'm afraid, I don't really know what happened, story of my life there,  but all the pics I have of the full quilt are utterly out of focus so here is a  snippet shot instead

Lots of stripes in Kaffe Fassett's Mitered boxes pattern with a strip boarder. At least the photo shows off the quilting :) If it gets out sunny tomorrow I'll try for another picture of the whole thing.

Next I had a bit of a prompt to use some of my Modern Meadow fabric, it seemed no matter where on the internet I went I kept bumping into This quilt So I thought well why not give it a try and heres the outcome 

Its backed in a fab shirting cotton I was given last year, its just soooo soft!

Last but not least I gave in and played with some of my Bento blocks! I'm sorry I couldn't resist! They were calling my name...singing it in fact!

I had great fun quilting all 3 of these quilts, not one quilting pattern was used, they were all freehand "drawn" with thread - They may not be the most complicated designs or the best quilting in the world but I had a blast making them!

Hope you guys have a fun week ahead of you with loads of free time for sewing!

Edited to add
Sorry for some reason the links I put in my posts only sometimes come up in a different colour, I have no idea why this is, it's starting to annoy me as I link all the time but they aren't showing unless you hover the curser over them. Grrr.


  1. I love Kaffe Fassett stripes they are so fun. Thanks for the sweet tree. I'm sure it will get along well with the others. And don't worry about ironing it. I'll take care of that later on. :)

  2. So many pretties! I especially love the appliqued tree and the circles quilt! I love the look of circle quilts but I have found I just don't have the patience for most applique projects, so kudos to you for not only doing it, but doing it so well!!!

  3. The applique was pretty straight forward if I'm honest, I just stuck some interfacing on, pinned the buggers down and sewed them on :D I like raw edges! - what was not so much fun was sewing circles on my machine with a quilt surface this big as I didn't do them as blocks.

  4. Oooo, so many lovely things to look at! My favourites are the Mitred Boxes (can we get a full quilt picture please?) and Bento Boxes. Gorgeous work.

  5. Ooops! I forgot about taking a picture of the full quilt the following day! I will rectify this soon!

  6. those kaffe fassett blocks are fabulous! i love the pattern to show off the stripes.


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