Monday, 9 March 2015

I WAS DETERMINED.....

.. that today I would SEW and write a BLOG POST!!... phew! AND... yes I did manage to sew .. and here is the post about it xx... sometimes plans do work out x lol xx

BE WARNED ....... this turned into a BIG blog .. and end of week update xx SO.. go get a cuppa to get you through to the end xx

I made my Brit Bee blocks ...



I have green in my stash .. but not so much .. it seems ...of the grey/green fabric Jo sent me. SO... a bit of a search commenced for fabric to co-ordinate with it .....not too bad an effort I think ... at least they came out the right size xx


Then I made this little beauty....



she is a request.. it is getting harder to part with them I MUST make one for ME!!! ... sometime x

While I was busy this beauty...



popped through the letterbox x.....




there is one more Brit Bee block to come ... if it doesn't arrive soon I will make another block to finish off the collection. As this was the February block the chances of it arriving are getting fewer.

I know what I want to do with the top....





and have begun to match up the blocks x

This last week I made 2 baby quilts ...



with fleece on the back to make them light .. but snuggly ...



Over the last month or so I have been hand quilting my 2013 Stash Bee Blocks ... I asked for a flower on a plain background... it has become a NINETY x NINTY quilt!!.. getting a picture proved a bit "tricky"! I put it on the bed ..



and you can see it .. sort of! Then I tried it on the wall... some climbing and WORDS were involved..



although SOME were not helping at all...


I was getting pictures ... and feeling good about it ...




when THIS...


happened! Sorry Gus .. but it cheered me up no end!!! lol x

PHEW!! That was quite a catch up... I seem to have done far more than I though xx Off for a cuppa xx

Diane x

11 comments:

JoZquilts said...

Wow, my oh my how productive you have been. So many lovely makes plus all the lovelies popping through the post. Well done. sometimes it just goes like this.
Jo x

JoZquilts said...

ps... hope my block has arrived safely as it's a few days now since DH posted it.
Jo x

mammafairy said...

lovely blocks for Jo- I only got the fabric today! so it will be a day or two..

and, as ever, you have been most productive, fabulous!

Just Sew Sue said...

You have been busy. It's only 9 March so don't give up hope yet on your last bee block.

kiwikid said...

Poor Gus!!! Bet he was surprised!! Lol!!
Your blocks are beautiful, you matched up the fabrics well. Hope the missing block turns up soon for you. Your big quilt is amazing. Love the block with the little stitchery in the middle. Great post!! Off to make a cuppa too!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Lots of projects! The purple blocks are so pretty!

Sharyn Baldwin said...

You have been just so busy!! I do love your 2013 stash blocks quilt 0 really colourful and nice. Where can I get a copy of your dog pattern? I just have to make some!! Let me know,soon, "cos our little great grand daughter needs one!!!!Thanks.

quiltmania said...

You certainly deserve a cuppa after all that!

Maggi said...

Such a productive time. I love your Brit Bee blocks, such a beautiful colour scheme. You are doing an amazing feat , hand quilting that very large quilt. Glad that Gus knows how to cheer you up.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Love the huge quilt, and the Brit bee blocks - I dont think I realised you were "that" Diane until I saw the green blocks!!!!!

Michele said...

Yes you certainly have gotten a bunch done lately. Good for you.