Thursday, 2 May 2013

I'm just practising adding a blog button

The UK Borders Agency Quilting Bee 

Ooh it worked, now how do I get it to sit at the side?

A new Bee and a win

The Border Agency Bee has been so much fun. Our group of 7,  became 6  early on, started by making our centre block of our own design. Not having ever made a 'block' before, I was nervous about looking silly. I needn't have worried, I have found out that quilters are a helpful, appreciative and generous lot. Well now we're up to the penultimate border and I'm looking forward to getting my quilt back and seeing all the beautiful borders. But that's not for another couple of months yet. The last time I saw it, it looked like fabulous.
Anyway, I suddenly realised that I would miss the monthly scramble in my fabric stash, the searching for ideas for borders and the looming deadline panic. I always work better under under stress. So I looked around for another Bee and found The Japanese X and + Block Bee run by Patti. There are a whole load of people in this bee, 23 to be precise. We have 2 Queen Bees each month and we all make 2 blocks for each of them. That is going to be a LOT of blocks each person will recieve. My month is June!
I've made the  blocks for this months Queens, here's a sneaky peak.

I had a lovely surprise when I got home from work the other day. A mysterious parcel was laying on the door mat. Don't you just love getting mysterious parcels?
I remembered whilst I was making my cup of tea and opening the biscuits what the parcel was. ( well I like to savour the moment when opening parcels, and a cup of tea and biscuits are definitely required for a savouring moment).
I'd entered a give-away on Wendy's blog for a magazine, a very sought after magazine, which has had people scouring the shops and online for it. The reason is the Marcelle Medallion quilt.  It's all the rage right now.
Well I won Wendy's give-away and bless her she also sent another magazine and some pretty fabric scraps, a fabric glue pen and some zips. Isn't she a dear!
See I said that quilters are a generous bunch of people. Thank you Wendy xx