Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Working through the list of sewing things!

 It's been very exciting recently, as in May I was queen bee in the hipbees, I asked for paper pieced stars.  These beauties have come back home to me, and I have now started to lay them out and work out how I am going to put the quilt together.  Moira had some good ideas for falling stars and negative space, and I did lay them out to try that kind of thing, but I think plain and simple might be the best for my Mum (the quilt will be for her 70th birthday), and so I think I will make up enough extra stars to make a square quilt.
There was some London hat sewing for Herbie.  Hope and I write to Herbie every week as he is currently in Great Ormond Street hospital after a bone marrow transplant, and when he lost his hair, we decided to send him a hat.  You can see him wearing it here, and also follow his Mum's inspiring blog if you want to know more about a very remarkable family

Then I tackled some flowers for Rachel’s hipbee blocks this month………  I loved making this vase of flowers, what fab colours she has chosen for us.

And then sadly I tried out a new technique (note to self, never try a new technique with someone else’s bee block fabric), to try using freezer paper to get neater edges for this block, which was meant to be modern lolly pop flowers…….  Well I think the bird is quite cute, but the flowers are dreadful, and I am gutted to be sending this block to Rachel.

And today (finally, only a year after I received all the blocks) I have basted my last year’s hipbee quilt which was meant for Eden’s birthday last December, and so I am determined she will get it for this year’s birthday instead!  I’m off to buy some white thread to quilt it with this afternoon, and then hopefully I will stop procrastinating and get on with it.

Also, last weekend was our local baking and handicraft show, and so I entered the quilt I made for my brother's girlfriend, Rachel.  I loved seeing it hanging here.


  1. Cant wait to see the finished quilt for eden.

  2. Excellent WIP's. I love Herbies hat. I've seen some of that blog as Leigh has shared links on Facebook. What a courageous family. Loving those hipbee quilts too of course!

  3. You've been a busy girl T! Love seeing our trees again, and the hat is so cute! Well done on all your brilliant makes. Jxo

  4. loving your work, T. Your mum's quilt is going to rock. Let me know if you need any help making stars x

  5. You have been busy. I'll get mine back to you ASAP. Do you need it to be a particular colour to make it fit in?