Thursday, 24 September 2015

Friendship Star block

Time has come for us to set our first block and we thought the ‘Friendship Star block’ was appropriate for a few reasons; we’re friends meeting and sewing together once a month, we hope to make some new friends as others join us and also we look forward to becoming acquainted with anyone out there in blogland (and elsewhere) who wishes to participate.

This is the block and you can find the tutorial over at Sarah's blog

For this block Sarah chose one bright print for the friendship star and two other prints for pairs of opposite corner triangles, as well as a solid white cotton as the background to the block. Bright colours are definitely the way to go with this block. We love it and can't wait to see it in a quilt.

Many thanks to those of you who have contributed to Bee Blessed in the past and to those who have encouraged us to keep going. We hope you enjoy making this pretty block

If you the need the postal address for the blocks please send an email to and I'll forward it to you. 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Great to be back...even though it means summer's over

Summer's over, such as it was here in Belfast boohoo, and we met for the first time last Saturday. It was good to be back and we're excited to be continuing with Bee Blessed. Sewing is such fun but sewing with like-minded people takes it to a whole new level, so if you're in the area or not too far away why not give it a try!!!  We meet monthly in Christian Fellowship Church, Belfast and our contact details are here .

It was a day of putting the finishing touches to these beauties before they go off to their new homes, as well as familiarising ourselves with the things we've ignored until now...until now we just turned up to sew and left the nitty-gritty to Sarah and Judith.  

Here are the beauties...

Double Four Patch Quilt

 Strip Step Quilt

Sailing Boats Quilt

and finally...

Orphan sampler - Snails and Sails

We'll be whizzing them off to their new homes asap.

Many thanks to all who contributed by sending in either blocks or fabric. We appreciate your support and your encouragement to keep going and we hope to connect with you again, pretty soon.

Keep your eyes out for our next'll be on this blog in a week or so.