Tuesday, 6 December 2011

So much sewing, not much cleaning!

If you're looking for the Japanese x and + block swap we're over here

I've been sewing up a storm this last 4 days Bee blocks, cushions and quilts have all been sewn into submission!

These are for Rick from the Sewn Together Bee. He's the only guy in any of the Bees and swaps I'm in, I loved using the screen printed fabric and having the freedom to play with them! 

This one is for Jenna in our Sew Bee It Bee. The poor soul has waited MONTHS for me to get rid of my sweaty palms and deal with flying geese. I don't know if when I was little a goose flew over and $hat on me but from the get go these things intimidate me. 4 trial runs and this was the best I could do. 

These ones are for Lindsey Over on Sew Bee it as well. We were asked to make up whatever we wanted aiming for a modern sampler look for her quilt.

After the blocks were sewn up for Bee's I started on Christmas cushions. I really wanted to play with all of the fancy stitches on The Beast...So I did :)

I appreciate not everyone loves rainbow vomit brights like I do so I ran off 3 creamy white and 2 bright green (frankly because I need to sew with colour!) 


And a more detailed picture of the embroidery on the Green ones

Then I made a quilt as you go cushion and backed it with some Amy Butler, I didn't sew the strips wonky (altho it wouldn't be the 1st time if I had!) they are from a Jelly roll and were cut like that :(

I had tried to line up the prints on the back but it wasn't to be, never mind - I'll live :)

So lots of cushions sewn up then I moved onto quilts, at this point I did look at my sewing room floor and wonder what colour my carpet was meant to be as it was utterly coated in threads and snippets of fabric!

I managed with the help of the ladies in Sew Modern Bee to put together this quilt

Some of the blocks are being put together to make a giant floor cushion for Madam :)

Then this one with the help of my Hive mates in the 3x6

and this from the Sew Bee It girlies

These ladies rock so much, I ended up receiving 2 3 and 4 blocks from some of them and have enough blocks left over from to make a second lap quilt :D Thank you all lots and lots! 

So the last 2 I've shown still need binding put on but unless someone can work out how to get more than 24 hours in a day they'll have to wait till the weekend!

Hope your all getting some time to relax on the mad rush to Christmas! 


  1. Whew, that was a HUGE amount of sewing, no wonder you can't recognise your carpet! Looks good though, well done :o)

  2. Cleaning is clearly overrated; just keep it up, you are doing a marvelous job.

  3. A lot of lovely pieces there.

  4. Wow, you've been busy, I don't know where to start! Love the bee blocks and the string blocks are fabulous. My favourites are the fancy stitch cushions - I may have to copy you *wink*

  5. wow - lots of sewing - outstanding!

  6. Oooh, lots of loveliness going on there. I love the blue/green and red/pink blocks

  7. I love all you stichings - what a wonderful beast it is! Your blocks and quilt tops are lovely too. I think the strings are my favourite :)

  8. Your blocks are all lovely! I noticed your kitty picture on another blog when I was commenting -- what kind of cat is she? I have a Himalayan Ragdoll cat that looks very similar! :)

  9. Oh my goodness, You have been so busy!! And making such awesome things. I laughed when you said a goose may have $hat on you, that goose must have flown over me too. :)


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