Sunday 22 June 2014

Finally a finish!

I have finished my Hipbee quilt, and I love it

Back in November it was my turn to be queen bee and I didn't really have a plan in mind, or  fabrics that I really wanted turning in to a quilt

I remembered the rainbow  charm squares that I had from a swap organised by Cindy, and it seemed like the perfect way to use them and some of my stash
The pattern came from Quiltville (again!) and my bees made an awesome job of putting the blocks together
I used backing from Last Sew and Sew, from a £5 per metre sale they had and the binding is non quilting fabric from my lqs

I hand quilted it using lots if different colours of thread and I love how that has worked out and how it reflects the different patterns within the pattern

It isn't completely finished, I still need to sew my siggy blocks into a label and get it sewn on to the quilt, I will probably be doing that in the sunshine today

A massive thank you to my Hipbee ladies for their input into this quilt.  Linking up with Katy over at the finish along

Saturday 14 June 2014

Jubilant June

I seem to be sewing less and therefore blogging less at the moment (not that I was a prolific blogger anyway!)
I have managed to sew Collettes Bee a Brit Stingy blocks

I did wonder if I might struggle with these are Collette wanted solids or fabric with a very small pattern - turns out I had a lot more than I realised!

I have also managed a couple of bee blessed blocks: these were nice and easy

I have my Hipbee blocks to get on with this weekend.

Life, I think, is about to change very significantly. If you follow me on IG you will know that Beccy secured an apprenticeship with Arcadia, working for their Topshop brand, as a garment technologist (this involves testing of fabrics, fittings on models, etc). She starts on Wednesday and will be working in Oxford Street. An apprentice wage is £100 a week and the train fare is £115 (£6000pa!!!).  The opportunity is amazing, fashion is all she ever wanted to do and to get this on her first ever interview out of so many applications is amazing.  I am so proud of her and excited for her too. Apprenticeships are such a great idea.