Coo-eee

Long time no speak. Thank you all for your get well wishes! I’m slowly starting to recover following my surgery and 2 post-op infections. I’m not back to sewing on the machine yet but I have managed to do a bit of tapestry and hexie stitching so it’s not all bad. My sick bed is rather welcoming so it’s not a chore to spend time on it. Hubby hung my Marcelle Medallion for me last weekend πŸ™‚

It’s my turn to be Queen bee in the HipBees. I foolishly thought it would be less stressful to have the other bees sewing for me this month, knowing that I wouldn’t be able to sew and not wanting to let anyone else down, what I didn’t consider was the amount of work involved in putting the fabrics together for 11 people…anyway, 3 weeks after starting to put packages together they are finally ready for posting and will be on their way to the other HipBees tomorrow πŸ™‚

I’ve asked the HipBees to make 8 small string blocks each for me so that I can finally finish a project that I started last year. Each package contains a lovely selection of Denyse Schmidt fabrics; Flea Market Fancy, Hope Valley, Florence and Shelburne Falls, some grey kona strips, a grey rectangle for writing their siggies and 8 – Β 5″ squares of paper for use as foundation templates.

Half the bees will have predominantly red/pink/orange/brown fabrics with half as many blue/green/grey fabrics and the other half will have the opposite. Each bee member will make 4 straightforward string blocks like so…

…and 4 diagonal string blocks like so…
When the blocks come back to me I’ll be constructing the larger finished blocks like so…
The centre of each block will house the siggie of the Bee member πŸ™‚ I’m really looking forward to this one being finished! I just know it’s going to be another family favourite.Β 
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Catch you soon x
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16 thoughts on “Coo-eee

  1. Isisjem says:

    Good to hear you're doing well. Love your idea for the HipBee's I'm sure everyone will have fun making them. And no stressing about being late sending out the fabrics. We do bee's for fun! πŸ™‚

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  2. pennydog says:

    That will be an awesome quilt when finished, great idea. I'm sad you're not well enough to come to the guild meeting today but glad you're feeling a bit more like you. Take care.

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  3. Di says:

    Love the MM quilt. Really pleased that you are feeling better and life is getting back to normal. I'm not sure if I will be able to send back any DS fabric as it is some of my favourites! Di x

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