Thursday, September 12, 2013

Calling all honey bees


And it's finished. I was the bee mama for the FQR honey bees in July 2012, not all blocks came in immediately but I have had sufficient blocks made for about six months. I managed to get it quilted in the few days before leaving for the 2013 Fat Quarterly Retreat and zig zagged the edges of the quilt to take it with me.


It is now bound and has one hanging sleeves, one of which incorporated the siggie squares I received.


As I can't count I had some extra blocks and bits which I pieced into the backing. I also hand stitched the writing on a block to make a label.

 
 I love all of the blocks, here you can see the quilting in a design called Japanese clouds.

 
One daughter dropped off at the ferry this morning for a school band trip to Paris and Euro Disney. Unfortunately I have a sick husband at home who is missing a free lunch and the Battle of Britain air display. So I guess he must really be ill. Eight of us are meeting here for a few games of canasta tonight and Lizzie ahs left us some nutella cup cakes.
 
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13 comments:

Rose said...

What a beautiful quilt! Just thought I'd hop over and say hello as part of Brit Sewing Thursday linky (am just getting the hang of all this!)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful! The quilting is so pretty! Enjoy your evening and i hope hubbie is better soon!

Would Like To Be a Yummy Mummy said...

Popping over through the linky. Lovely quilt :-)

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous love everything about it especially the colour theme.

Gertie Pye said...

Love this quilt! Well done Honey Bees and well done to you for quilting it so beautifully. It is a real treasure x

the running hare said...

Oh, Sue it's fabulous! I saw your beautiful quilting at the retreat and thought it was perfect. I love everything about it especially the fabric line that you chose

Liz DandeliondD said...

Sue, it is very lovely.
Your quilting is gorgeous and I think your Honey Bees did good.

Ruth Procter said...

Popping over from the Brit Sewing linky! I love the quilt - it's beautiful!

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Camille said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anne said...

It looks fantastic! And it reminds me that I really really really have to finish mine...

quiltswithpersonality said...

Fabulous quilt ...love it.Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Brit Sew. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Sarah said...

The quilt is gorgeous. It looks huge! How big did it end up? And Camille commented on your blog!! Industry superstar!