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 appliquéd 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


  1. I would like to point out that I made a complete (top-batting-back) quilt not just a quilt top from the fabric donated by Katy :-)

    1. whoops...sorry I wasn't clear about that Francis Paul. You most certainly did and we are most grateful. For those of you who want a preview, here it is https://www.instagram.com/p/BNY60lKhgs5/?taken-by=francispaul61 https://www.instagram.com/p/BNY67QsBA5-/?taken-by=francispaul61

  2. Thank you for the clarification :-)

  3. Your 2016 is ending on a high L! Congrats too on a great year in BB! Jxo

  4. Yay for pink interruptions!! And yay again for such a great Santa Claus - could he visit my house? You are right, of course, never, ever argue with Santa. Enjoy that longer when it arrives. You Bees have been busy again. I love the softness of the woven block quilt and the others are great too. What a brilliant, quilty 2016 you have all had.

  5. I hope the husband is not suffering from the lack of man cave. The woven quilt looks great, and the wonky crosses are coming together well too