Saturday, 27 April 2013
Queen Bee Me!
Woohoo! It's my turn to be Queen Bee at hipBees in May. It's my first ever Queen Bee moment, can you tell that I'm excited?
Making my mind up about what task to see my friendly little worker bees has been tricky. I thought I had it all sussed several times and then changed my mind - again and again.
Fabric decisions were just as tricky. I thought that I might send out these Kaffe Fasset fabrics that I had gathered some time ago for an altogether different plan. I even went as far as cutting them into pairs ready to package and send, but then I got cold feet and decided to keep these fabrics for the original quilt plan. These Kaffe Fassets would not be fabrics that I would describe as my normal taste, in fact they are really quite out of character choices. However, they will (hopefully) work in the jewel-like scrappy quilt they were intended for.
So, what have I chosen instead?
Well, these ...
There's a story behind these fabrics too. I have been collecting red and white fabrics for the last two years in the hope of one day making a beautiful quilty creation. However, collecting these has been a little more tricky than you'd think. In my quest for true red and whites I occasionally order a wee fq online, or pick one up at a show only to discover when I get it home and into the light that it's not the right red or more often that it's cream and not white at all. (Yes, I'm fussy like that.) Anyway, as I result I have now got a gorgeous little subsidiary selection of red and creams and these are now winging their way in pieces to the bees with my royal decree for the month.
I can't wait to see what those wonderful ladies will create for my first hipBees quilt - do me proud, my lovelies!!