Oh what to enter??
If you are not a regular follower of this little corner of the interweb, please don't look back at the last couple of days and judge me - I've been having a bit of a week; poorly husband and one child out of 3, extra-curricular school activities, a busy work schedule and an AWOL sewing mojo, which resulted in me venting my frustrations on a Staple Dress last night; angry-sewing never looks nice!
Anyway, back to business, I looked back over the last 6 month's makes, before plumping for the one I knew I would end up entering anyway!
I love this quilt; this is my Brit Bee II quilt, Diamond Nipples, (yes, nipples). I am one of the lucky dozen who are part of the best bee in the world; I am also in the second best bee in the world too, as proven here by my friend Di. I have just joined my third bee, which is shaping up to being the 3rd best bee in the world... go figure!
|Brit Bee at last year's Fat Quarterly Retreat.|
The block I chose for my month (January 2013) was Diamond Ripples by Lara Finlayson from 99 Modern Blocks; I super-sized my request up to 24" blocks. OK, for the record, this is not a stash bee, I provided the fabric, and I also cut all the HSTs by Sizzix, so no trimming was required; as if I would exploit the goodwill of the group (again)!
The ladies did me proud, as I knew they would...
This quilt resides on our bed, it makes me smile, a lot; it will remind me of all those who made it forever. There's a lot of deep 'n' meaningful sewn into this quilt. The last year has been a hard one for me and all in the Bee, and the strength of friendship we have forged over the last two years cannot be beaten, so don't even try!
The deets for those that like that sort of thing...
Name: Diamond Nipples
Made by: Brit Bee
Side 1: 9 blocks in a mix of orange, pink and grey fabrics
Side 2: 3 blocks plus siggie block and AMH Loulouthi
Binding: Patty Young - Dandelion in Raspberry
Batting: Sew Simple 100% cotton
Quilted: Continuous spiral from the centre with variegated Aurifil 28 wt 4657 by me, at home on a little Janome QXL 605
Size: 72" x 72"
I am entering this into the Group/Bee category, so it can socialise with many other loved group quilts and be part of this wonderful and inspiring festival.
Now I have taken up enough of your time, so many quilts, so little time...thank you for having a look here, and enjoy the rest of the festival. Time to get pinning!
Regulars, see you tomorrow xxx