Tuesday, 21 June 2011


There's been a slight delay in posting the May Brit Bee blocks.

You may remember, we are a group of 12, and each month, someone sends out their fabric and pattern to the other 11, to make a block (or 2) and then post them back to the originator.

Trudi started us off in May with the Lynne Bob Square Pants block and the lovely Giddy fabrics.

I can now reveal what my blocks for Trudi turned out like:

Lots of HSTs and endless trimming ..............

Laid out ready for sewing together ................

Completed block number 1

Completed block number 2

I can't wait to see what Trudi's finished quilt looks like when all the blocks are put together.

For June, Fiona sent us some Dream On fabrics to make disappearing 9 patch blocks.  These were literally a dream to make, and I'll show you pics of them once we are into July.

Another first for me yesterday was making a skirt.  I've been threatening to make one for a while now and decided to park all the other WIPs (works in progress) and just attack attempt the instructions.

I bought myself an early birthday present in the form of this book, which is described as 'suitable for those happy to take risks'.  

 Well, I'm certainly not a risk taker in life, but I seem to grow more courageous in my quilting (go figure!).

I followed the instructions on how to measure myself and create a bespoke pattern for an A-line skirt.  Then I made a practise one (from an IKEA duvet cover!).

I was so pleased with how quickly I turned this out that I got stuck straight into my vintage curtains.

And ta da ...................

.............. one summer skirt, complete with side zip!

It's by no means perfect, but I'm chuffed with it as my first attempt.  I can't wait to have a really summery day to be able to wear it (the fact that I have absolutely nothing to go with it is irrelevant!).  

It's much too cold today to get my legs out (that's my excuse anyway!).

Bring on the sunshine!


  1. Your blocks are wonderful and those are great skirts! I hope it warms up for you soon.

  2. Great blocks - I must post about mine too. The skirt is gorgeous!! White t-shirt and flip-flops, what are you waiting for!!

  3. Nice job on your blocks :-) I love your skirt, the print is fab - brilliant use of old curtains! x

  4. Oh wow, about the skirt. Made without a pattern. I am impressed. And I love the Ikea practice one as well as the 'proper' one. And needless to say your bee blocks are perfect too. Suppose I will have to find out where I filed those photos now and blog mine. Hmmmmm?!

  5. Love those blocks!
    And the skirts look great!

  6. Brilliant! The skirt is brilliant!

  7. The skirts and the blocks are wonderful!! What a wonderful pre-birthday present for yourself. Good for you for taking a risk!

  8. Also like your new profile photo :0)


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