With 13 blocks returned by the bees I decided to make another 3 so that I can make the quilt up in a 4x4 layout. So, after all the fab blocks the girls sent me (see here), what did I decide to add to my own first ever bee quilt?
Firstly, I made a granny square because I've always wanted one for myself and the only one I made previously will be added to my MIL's birthday quilt.
Then, because I love the quatrefoil block, I decided to see what it would be like in just 3 fabrics (which was the remit of all my blocks - kona snow, one predominantly red fabric and one cream/red mix). It does look a little different in this limited fabric selection but I'm happy with how it turned out.
And then, I sat on the floor with the blocks all laid out and one remaining gap trying to decide what to fill it with. I sat ... and I sat ... and I sat and then I had a little light bulb moment and remembered Jenna's Peek-a-boo block from her SewHappyQuilt series which I had wanted to make before but never got around to.
Hey presto, empty space catered for! I love this one!
So, do you want to see all my blocks together? Here's a quick peek before I start to work on sashing and bordering -
|Bad pic but good blocks.|
And now for a quick bedroom decor update -
When I posted the finish of my hexie flower wallhanging I was apologetic for the discordant bedlinens (as I am for these green ones too). But, there is hope for my scheming to change the colours in my room to co-ordinate better with the Ruby fabrics I used in the mini-quilt.
What do you think of my new pillowcases? Better, no? It has taken me over a year to find new bedlinens that I like and that 'sort of' pass muster with my Mister. I may have asked him for an opinion on these when he was slightly distracted ;-) He may find himself surprised to be sleeping in something more floral that he usually finds acceptable, but I believe there were some noises of assent so the order is on its way!!!
I am now impatiently awaiting the arrival of the duvet cover and then, my next plan is to use all of my remaining Ruby and Marmalade fabrics to make a summer quilt and some pillowcases (for next summer obviously) to allow me to swap the linens around. Nothing like thinking big, is there?