Thursday, 23 August 2012

A lovely little swap

I've finished my insane blocks! I really enjoyed making these and stayed up until 2am stitching those appliqué petals down, because I just didn't want to stop stitching!


The first one is a Honey Bee block. I fell in love with this gorgeous little block on Flickr and just had to make one. I added a little frame in turquoise and then decided to keep framing :)



The second is a postage stamp block. I can't believe I was crazy enough to sew 144 little squares together, but I really really enjoyed making it. Both blocks finished slightly bigger than planned at 13"

I made them for the lovely Jan. We decided to do a little block swap when we both discovered that we were planning very similar quilts. The plan was to make a couple blocks, each with a bright 6" traditional block on a soft and pretty low volume background.





These are the blocks Jan made me. Aren't they beautiful?! (Sorry Jan, I should have given them a quick press before I took a photo!)


My lovely Brit Bee girls have been busy making me blocks like these. Hopefully I'll have a whole quilt to show off soon!

Fiona x

22 comments:

  1. These are lovely blocks. I especially like the Honey Bee one. You must have had a fun school run this morning if you were up at 2am last night!

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  2. 2am!! But totally worth it-its a fabulous block and all those other blocks are looking great too

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  3. What a gorgeous block indeed. If I stayed up until 2 am I'd be useless for days.... you must be able to get by with little sleep. I am jealous.

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  4. That Honey Bee block is gorgeous, might have to make one now, although there's no chance of me staying awake till 2am at the moment! :-)

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  5. I love them!! (I haven't seen 2am in years!!)

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  6. Love, love, love that applique block. It is gorgeous! But thankful you didn't ask us all to make two each for you.

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  7. Both so lovely, and Jan did you proud too. Gorgeous :-)

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  8. I love them all! Great fabrics.

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  9. Fab swaps both ways, love the top block especially :o)

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  10. I love your honey bee block - such a lovely choice of fabrics, and the framing is great!

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  11. Gorgeous blocks all round! I love your Honey Bee block!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Your Honey Bee block is fabulous! Not sure how you are going to give it away!!The turquoise border is perfect!

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  13. I love your blocks Fiona. You are such a talented wee lassie. Judith kept me up with her non stop chatter till an hour before you went to bed, we could have joined you! Jans blocks will be right at home with ours. X

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  14. Love that little honeybee block - it is just gorgeous! Great fabric choices!

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  15. Wow! These are amazing blocks Fi! Hope you got a lie-in after all that late night sewing! Jxo

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  16. Gorgeous blocks Fiona! I know just how you feel staying up and stitching - I do the same thing! And yes you are a little crazy with all those tiny squares ;)

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  17. Oh wow - how great to come back from holiday and see these and that they're mine! OVER.THE.MOON. Love them! Thank you so much - it's been a great swap!

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  18. Your blocks are just beautiful!

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  19. Oh my goodness you crazy woman, I so love that postage stamp block! I think I'd have cheated and used the interfacing method if I was going to sew so many diddy squares together, so hats off to you! x

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