Tuesday, 22 October 2013

hipBees blocks for Miss October


Reene has been our Queen Bee for hipBees this month.  Poor darling has been recovering from surgery and post-op infections and I'm sure that fabric parcels were really the last thing she wanted to be thinking about this month, but trooper that she is, little bundles of Denyse Schmidt scraps were duly delivered for us too ogle and drool over.



Of course, Reene naturally wanted blocks in return for the eye candy experience and she asked for some help finishing blocks on a project she started a while back.  We were each to make her eight 5" string blocks - 4 straight, 4 on the diagonal - with specified colourway instructions.  Once I had confirmed the placement of the solid strips in the blocks, these were really fun to stitch together.  The centre of the block remains empty as Reene had each of us write a siggy block which she is planning to piece into the centre square like this.

I am really looking forward to the reveal of this quilt in due course - I think it will be a feast for the eyes, especially is you are a DS lover!

Keep recovering Reene!

9 comments:

  1. wow! that is going to look wonderful .. I am sure getting the blocks in the post will cheer her up x

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  2. It really will be beautiful - hope she is feeling better!

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  4. They really are helping to cheer me up :) Thanks again Sarah, I love them!

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  5. It's going to be so lovely and really unusual. I am a huge DS fan and am a bit sad I'm not playing this round now!

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  6. this looks so great! Isn't the DS fabric just gorgeous I need to do mine asap! x

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  7. What a lovely choice of pretty fabrics to work with. Great idea too to put the siggy in the middle. jxo

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  8. this is certainly going to be a wow quilt,

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