These are all the bee blocks from my month as Queen Bee in Bee a Brit Stingy. Doesn't it look fab?! The brief was to make Road to Tennessee blocks in a summery theme/colour. I wanted the blocks to shout Summer. As when I was asking for them back at the end of February we'd had such horrible cold weather for about
ten years six months that I really wanted to bring some summer into my world. I asked that the small negative space bits in each block were made from white or a white on white fabric. I was really hoping everyone would do a mix of both so the quilt had some little extra touches of detail that gave it an obviously hand made finish. The group did me proud on all counts.
This really does shout Summer doesn't it? Although I do need some advice and I appreciate that advice would be easier to give if I'd actually done the sensible thing and measured the quilt.
The blocks are 12" finished - or there abouts and I've assembled the in rows of four blocks, six rows deep. However, it may just be a trick of the block but I think it's making the quilt look long and thin. As much as I love this block I'm not sure I want to make another six blocks to add another row along the length and adding borders down the long sides and not the short might just look weird and I'm not sure I'm a borders sort of person anyway. However, this is only going to be a lap sized quilt. My question is does the quilt look ok to you as is, or do I need to...widen it?
Not the greatest pictures as it's hard to photograph quilts horizontally and I have no where to hang it vertically. Even my washing line is not man enough for that job!
Today has been a no sew day so far as I've been busy in the garden. Mainly tidying jobs and also starting plant up the veg beds. I managed a trip to a large garden centre first thing and didn't buy a thing! Chief told me that tomorrow should be a 'no work' day and I should make the most of a rare day off and do something that doesn't involve work or chores of any kind. Better still go out. So me and my camera will be off out and about of course that's meant lots of chores and jobs today!
I hope you're all enjoying the weekend too.