April Brit Bee


By Judith on March 29, 2012
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Firstly, ‘thank you’ to everyone for your thoughtful comments to me this week.  I’ve been pretty shattered and a bit stressed out lately, and v.much enjoyed some much needed time off yesterday.  It was heart warming reading your lovely well wishes, and I’m feeling much more myself again.

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April marks the final month in the first year long Brit Bee!

It’s amazing to think that a group of 12 women, unknown to each other, were formed this time last year out of the first Brit Quilt Swap.

We have become firm friends, sharing the highs and lows of life, and are hoping to continue the bee on into another year.

The super talented Jo is Miss April, and the theme she wants us to work on this month is ‘Circles’.

Now I’m not known for my love of circles and curves, so I decided to grab hold of the nettle and get on with it!

I got my package of yummies from her this morning, and by this afternoon I had made this:

18.5″ x 22″

Blanket stitch applique in coral thread, and satin stitch applique in invisible thread

Jo gave us the choice between making 2 x 12″ blocks or a larger block.  As the piece of background linen was 18.5″ x 22″, I decided to go with one larger block.  And while the centre piece isn’t technically a circle, I wanted to maximise the gorgeous Heather Ross fabrics, and a more oval shape fitted the proportions of the background better.

I hope you like it Jo!

I’ve also managed to get all my Stained QAL blocks done:

Just the internal sashing to put on now and I’m thinking wider outer borders. My nephew is a rugby player, so yet another sizeable quilt required! 

They make ’em big in our family!

Off to class tonight – can’t wait to show you some amazing Value Quilt pictures!