Saturday, 17 November 2012

It's Hip to be Square!

This month in Hipbees, the lovely Catherine set us the LynneBob Squarepants Block.

Lynnebob block for Hipbees Nov12


Now I've made this block before, my very first ever Bee block for Trudi in Brit Bee (April 2011 I think?). (Note to Trudi: Still waiting to see the finished quilt - hint, hint!!)

It was invented by the uber talented Lynne Goldsworthy in 2011 and was popularised through the Brit Quilt Flickr group.

I didn't achieve perfect points back then, and sadly it would seem not much has changed!  Despite accurate cutting and painstaking trimming, I still have one or 2 points that just refuse to meet up!

In my opinion, half square triangles are the rebels of the quilting world!  Try as you might to bend them to your will, sometimes they just won't conform!

But the important thing here is that Catherine is happy with this block.  And going by the others that are popping up on the flickr group, this is going to be one superb quilt.

Let me leave you with some fine finishes from my Friday morning class.

Stack n Whack Cushion Class Nov12

These are Stack n Whack floor cushions.  Aren't they fab!!  All quilted and squishy and just waiting to be jumped on and snuggled up to!  Well done ladies!

The pattern for the Stack n Whack Floor cushion is now available in my Etsy Shop.

Have a great weekend!



18 comments:

  1. it looks beautiful to me ... I would be MORE than happy to recieve it .. and so, by the sound of it , is Catherine xx well done x the folks who have time to make perfect points every time are NOT happy xx lol x

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  2. Looks pretty good to me Jude! Perfection is overrated in my book - live life instead!

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  3. As I always tell my students - "there are different levels of perfection". Great seeing Lynnebob again.x

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  4. Well if mine turns out as well it will be good enough for me! Your class have produced some fab floor cushions. Di x

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  5. Catherine is going to have a gorgeous quilt! Great squidy cushions - I'm allowed a favourite as I'm not the teacher and I think it's second from right!

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  6. Well done to your ladies!
    Nice LBSP - keep practising those HSTs - my BB month is January and I have plans (again!)...just saying!

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  7. Bet Hadley's comment re HSTs for January has given you something to look forward to over Christmas! I found those wee blighters tricky for Catherine's LBSP too. You and I have also managed to have the exact same corner placement fabrics - (cue twilight zone music). Love the stack and whack cushions too. Some gorgeous fabric choice there!

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  8. Your block is fab. I haven't attempted mine yet - I have a Christmas table runner I need to get making!!!

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  9. I totally agree and for me the un-matching points are what make it handmade but when I am making for others it really bugs me. This month we were to make HST for Cindy's block and I have one to redo. I'm just not happy with it...not good enough! Ugh!

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  10. It's wonderful! Catherine's chosen such great colours - they really sing against that rich background and her quilt is going to be amazing! The floor cushions look marvellous, well done to all the ladies!

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  11. Darn HST's. I always miss the point. (geddit?!)

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  12. HSTs are definitely my nemesis! Love the cushions :o)

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  13. It's perfect for me. I can't wait to get started on this:I have it pencil led in to do over the Christmas break

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  14. The block is beautiful and look at your students go! I think HSTs just try to remind us that once the block is quilted and washed those tiny point issues are irrelevant.

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  15. I love this block.
    I absolutely must add it to my to do list asap.

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  16. I've been working on it today! But I think swoon is first, then LBSP :)

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