Friday 1 July 2011

Brit Bee News

I am a member of the Brit Bee that started some three months ago and it is my first Bee ! You see I am not somebody who willingly joins into clubs and things. Two years ago I thought that I should not be running by myself all the time so I joined a running club in nearby Richmond. I did this for about a half year and then sort of fled because I just couldn't bear the constant talking and comparing and obsessing about times anymore.
I know clubs of any shape or form are all about shared interest but sooner or later they all turn to intense for me. 

So you can imagine that I would not be so keen to join a Bee but on the other hand I love the idea of helping to create 12 quilts throughout a year. So I joined the Brit Bee and am loving it (phew.....)

The first month we made blocks for Trudi who wanted us to make 2 blocks each of the LynneBobSquarepants.

Trudi meanwhile received most of the blocks and put the layout together which looks truly stunning.

Next on for the month of June was Fiona who asked us to to make here disappearing 9-patches and this is what I came up with:

A little bold with the white square but I think it brightens the finished quilt up and Fiona wanted us all to make different versions.

And now for the months of July it is my turn. I have requested the lovely Brit Bee ladies to make me a red and white sampler quilt with my favorite shot cotton from Oakshotts.
I am asking for two different blocks each using both colors and other than that give the Ladies creative Freedom. I already found out that this kind of brief is bliss for some and torture for others. Oh dear !!! My inspiration comes from this stunning quilt which also happens to be a Bee quilt.

I can't wait to receive the blocks back. This is so exciting.

Happy sewing everybody.



  1. Blocks look brill! And I'm so looking forward to fondling the oakshot stuffs :-)

  2. Lovely blocks, and I'm looking forward to thinking up what I'm going to do with that Oakshott! Thanks :-)

  3. Just headed over to look at the red & white, it is outstanding - I am sure yours will be just as stunning.

  4. I can see why you would love a quilt like that, it's stunning - how would you know if they all made the same block?? I'm sure it will turn out to be a stunner and I can't wait to see the finished result. Equally I am desperate to join a bee and hope to get involved with the next round.


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