Friday, 22 March 2013

It is a wonder


that I've accomplished anything with all my ill children (who are doing better now). I have finally managed to finish a couple of bee blocks that I have been working on for two weeks! Seriously. They aren't hard at all but there were many interruptions to my sewing, I have been cross stitching and I had to finish the May quilt top, which is done but I can't show it yet!

So first up I made these two summer inspired blocks for Jan in Bee A Brit Stingy, using this tutorial:



And this one for Debra in Scrappy? Sew Bee It!, using this tutorial (I added a couple of sails!)

the background is white - crappy night time picture!

I really like both of these quilts and it makes me long for a Summer holiday! It seems to be a theme because these gorgeous Glamping fabrics just arrived from Charise after I won her giveaway:


I already have a plan for some of them. If it works I will have one very happy daughter.

I am kind of feeling bad that I'm separating the fabrics. Does anyone else feel oddly guilty when they take fabrics from a collection rather than using them together?? I like mixing it up but then I think the designers have gone to all that trouble of coordinating a line... oh well. I shall just do as I please, better to make something I love!

**make sure you visit Christa's blog - she's giving away 2 vouchers to spend at ChristaQuilts - just go and grab the button!**

Christa's Quilt Along

Linking up:


at Sew, Love, Live this week (she is having a lovely giveaway for linkers!)
and finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


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30 comments:

  1. Nice bee blocks. The Tennessee ones take a lot of time so don't be hard on yourself. The glamping fabric is just so cheerful and bright. I look forward to seeing how you mix them up and what you make with them. Di x

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  2. The blocks are lovely and so are the fabrics. I sometimes have trouble separating a line because they just go together so well, but mixing them is often more interesting and effective.

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  3. Wow...you did accomplish a lot in all of the sickness. They look great too.

    I, too, feel guilty when I break up the fabrics.

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  4. Oh my that fabric with the caravans on is adorable ... Sarah x

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  5. Those little caravans are adorable! I love mixing up prints from different lines. I actually prefer it to using only fabrics from a single collection in a project.

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  6. Muchas gracias por este tutorial, tengo muchos retales y me vendra muy bien

    Besos

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  7. So glad everyone is getting better. It's here too! Your blocks are very fun

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  8. Oh fab blocks, beautiful fabrics, and i totally get it about the fabric lines, i have a few i want to use but feel bad about splitting them up, as if they'll notice! :o)

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  9. Great blocks! That adorable sailboat is making me antsy for summer! Breaking up fabric lines makes me feel guilty too. I have to break up the bundles and store them by color for a few days, before I can get used to the idea :D.

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  10. Yes I feel the same way, I'm probably going to do the same with my Timber and Leaf FQ pack, I thought I might make a quilt from them together but the urge to use them in smaller projects now is too strong!

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  11. Summer would be nice... Those blocks sure are summery! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  12. What adorable fabric you won! Love it. I don't like to break up fabric either. :)

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  13. Don't tell anyone, but I think highly coordinated fabric lines are very overrated! I nearly always break them up to make my own combinations! It's much more fun that way! Your bee blocks are great!

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  14. Great blocks and well done for finding the time! Don't know how you do it

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  15. Great blocks! Well done for finishing on time!

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  16. Jan is going to have such a gorgeous quilt! So glad the kiddos are feeling better :)

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  17. Great blocks - and I am loathed to separate collections - I have an OCD need to make something with the whole lot, then once there are 'scraps' I can happily separate them. Yep I am a mental!

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  18. Your blocks are lovely - so Summery! I think it's nicer to separate fabric lines. Much more satisfying to make something with an original fabric combination :)

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  19. I'm always astounded by the amount of things you get done with three little ones...

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  20. Love your blocks!
    And I recently bought a FQ bundle of Glamping and I'm so excited about it! Love that fabric and can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  21. Well really, don't they know you have things to do rather than tend their fevered brows? Most inconvenient... And god no, absolutely no guilt about separating stuff, I even don't buy whole lines *gasp*

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  22. Loving your blocks for Jan. They're beautiful! I say split 'em up. I love finding little fabrics where they "shouldn't" be.

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  23. Love your blocks! I almost always split collections too, I sometimes feel I haven't had a proper input to the quilt if I don't, and I rarely like every single print in a collection.

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  24. I LOVE the bee blocks. Especially the one's for me :-) As for splitting collections. I go both ways. I use whole collections (or as much of them as I have.) But most times I get more fun from splitting them up and mixing and matching.

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  25. And my lovely blocks have arrived today! Thank you :-)

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  26. Love all the blocks Lucy! You are making for me next month! Yeah!

    Rarely buy a collection and either split them or add more in - love a good mix up!

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