Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Catherine's Wheel

Well I don't know what she's going to call her quilt but it definitely is starting to look like a Catherine Wheel to me! Here are the bee blocks I made for Catherine:

This is the Fireworks Block by Marcia Hohn, the pattern can be found here. I have to say I struggled with it a little bit - it made more sense when I read each page and the fabric requirements are at the end! I also had a hard time printing out the templates for the larger triangles, I'm not sure if it was my printer or A4 paper?! Anyway I got there in the end. I used fabrics from my scraps, Catherine asked for jewel toned colours and my first pull was more of a rainbow but I was drawn to these firey colours and I think it evokes a firework really well.

Next was a simple triangle using 2.5" strips of grey and 1.5" strips of colour. They are so effective when you start to put them all together, I think this quilt is going to be incredible!

Tomorrow is my birthday so I'm looking forward to a night out with my husband. I really like birthdays and I'm thinking that 37 will be excellent. Having my age go along with the years is so helpful (if I can remember the year!) ;)

Hope you're all having a good week!


  1. Happy Birthday! My daughter turns 37 on Friday (13th).

  2. Hope you have a fabulous birthday ... we are fellow Capricorns! My birthday is on Monday ... but I'm 3 years ahead of you (gulp!) I hope 37 rocks for you!

  3. Happy Birthday!! Enjoy yourself and have a great time tonight!!!

  4. Happy Birthday. Enjoy the date with your husband. Love that quilt that's coming together.