Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Tis the Season...

Life has been busy, so once again I'm running a little late.  I do, however, have some warranted excuses...pink entered my life in the form of a new granddaughter (all the heart eyes), I've been organising my current sewing room in preparation for a swap into my husband's larger 'man cave'...and Christmas is coming.  I need say no more.  Santa - AKA hubby - decided I deserved a longarm and a bigger room to put it in - who am I to argue :))).

Back to business!  We met and made some more Wonky Log Cabin blocks.  All the relevant information is here, should you wish to make one.  The fab tutorial is by Quilt Dad and it's going to be a bright, cheery quilt.

These are the projects we worked on. Thanks for all your Wonky Cross blocks. The quilt top is on its road to completion and promises to be a stunner.  We have a couple of left over blocks which can be included in our next masculine quilt, when we have enough orphan blocks stockpiled. 

Speaking of which - we have sufficient orphan blocks for this quilt top.

There was some more progress made on our Batik Tumbler quilt.

Short work was made of a French General charm pack.

Recently Katy Cameron, the_littlest_thistle, ran a 'giveaway' on Instagram and this is one of her generous donations to Bee Blessed. It's very different from what we have used before, in that some of the motifs are appliqu├ęd on, and we're excited by how it's looking.  Big thanks to you Katy.  Motifs have been FMQ sketched on and blocks joined.  Just the borders to go now and then it will whizz off to its new home.  
(A lovely lady in the Netherlands has claimed the other donated fabric and has already completely finished a quilt. It will be making its way to us in the New Year, when we will be able to share it with you.  Many thanks FP!!!)

Big thanks also to Hilary, who not only longarms a quilt for us each month but also donated this pretty pink quilt.  The photograph doesn't do it justice.

The finished Woven Block quilt was handed over to a beautiful lady and our thoughts and prayers accompany it.  Thank you all for your input.

I've a few more projects to share but the lighting was poor so I'll leave them until next time.

It just remains to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thank you for all you have done to help in any way during 2016 and we hope to continue our connection in 2017.

Happy Sewing