Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bee... bee.... busy

I have finally got some of my bee blocks finished.
Yesterday was much more productive than I thought.
I joined the Bee a Brit Stingy Bee this year.   I think it was that Nicky knew that I had soooo much fabric that needed to be used up before it pushes through the cupboard door and escapes, that it was time to use some of them.
The first month was January and Lucy from Charm About You requested the Feather block from Anna Maria Horner  
 I did fall in love with it but, when I read through Lucy's instructions she did say not to start it if you were tired....ah that's me all the time these days Lucy!  So I put it off and put it off and procrastinated a bit more and before I knew it, it was the end of February and still no block completed.

Anyone that loves this block....get someone else to make them for you.  It's a perfect block for a bee.  I don't think I could have made loads of these myself.  I would have gone a bit batty.

Lucy had requested a LV background and you may not see it but at the moment this is a favourite of mine, so much so that I have returned twice to Celtic Fabric Store to restock it.  Another one of my favourite fabrics was a Japanese fabric that I bought from Pippa Blue when I was in Galway.  Eva I do not know if you have any left of this fabric but I love it and am now wishing that I bought another FQ of each colour (Blue and green).
Emily at Strawberry Patch got us to do the x block...I do love these and was thinking of changing my block idea for the Modern Irish Bee to this one. 
I decided to be a bit stingy....(as the bee members are meant to be) and use bits from the leftovers from Lucy's block.

The second block is a bundle from Fabric Worm that I bought last year... Not what I would normally buy but it caught my eye and I fell for it.
Once again both have a LV background (so the rage isn't it)

Now off to organise my blocks for March....
Happy Sewing


  1. Wow Erin, productive lady! Well done, they all look lovely, the feathers are great, I am itching to do x blocks! What's LV? fI

  2. All your blocks look lovely. Lucy should have quite a few blocks at the end because we girls from the Scrappy sew bee it made them for her as well. Smart cookie she is ; )

  3. Love those feather blocks and they would make a great bee block.

  4. I love my blocks and Emily's too!
    You are right that the feathers are fun but I couldn't imagine making loads - get two bees involved and it's even better ;)

  5. Gosh! You have really caught up. I struggled with knuckling down to the feather block but it was fine when I got to it however the + & x blocks were so addictive. Beautiful blocks Mrs BB. Di x

  6. I'm sorry I don't know what LV is either. But these are great blocks!

  7. You need to tell everyone what LV means Erin - well done for catching up! They are all beautiful blocks and well worth waiting for!

  8. Lovely blocks! Can't wait to see which one you chose for the Modern Irish Bee

  9. Fabulous blocks and I'm with you on the feathers

  10. Gorgeous! I had to giggle about your take on the feathers - almost word for word what I said about them :oD

  11. You've gone bee crazy! Keep stitching, my friend!

  12. Congrats on catching up, the feather blocks are lovely!

  13. Some nice blocks there, well done on catching up with such aplomb!


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