Friday, 17 February 2012

Patchwork 318 Bee

This is my last block for Patchwork 318 the bee. Charise asked us all to make a basket block and I could not help myself it had to be the sewing basket!
Patcwork 318 Bee - Basket for Charise

Kumiko Fujita's basket blocks are deceivingly tricky and  I spent more time with my seam ripper than anything else making this block. It did not help that close to completing I finally noticed my 1/4" seam foot has a pin missing -for who knows how long!- which explains a lot about my struggles with seam allowances lately.

Picnik collage


I have really enjoyed being in this small bee, thank you ladies for inviting me!

Yesterday I took out the few Farmer's Wife quilt blocks I made and mixed them up with the bee blocks I received and I love it! So the plan is now to make a sampler quilt with bee blocks along with whatever patchwork block strikes my fancy.  I have been watching all the lovely granny square blocks take over Flickr, a few of those would be fun and perhaps a hexabetty or two!
My creation

It is going to be a long term project as I want to include blocks from Cocorico and Ringo Pie as well. I am thinking it will be a nice winter of 2012 project to find the perfect lay out for them, debate whether or not sashing is in order and make the quilt - what do you think?

Have a lovely weekend!

Leila x

16 comments:

  1. As long as the sashing matches up with the colours in the blocks then go for it! =D

    Also I'm holding a swap on my blog. If you're interested feel free to check it out =D
    http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.com/p/swap-time.html"

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  2. It looks great, and love the button pin heads. I think the quilt is going to look amazing with all those blocks together!

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  3. I think that is s fabulous idea! I love your sewing basket block. All of you gals in those bees have made the MOST inspiring blocks, honestly.

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  4. oh it is going to be so pretty leila! i can't wait to see what you make.

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  5. What a great idea- so good I am thinking of borrowing it! My FW blocks are forlorn and lonely!

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  6. I love the sewing basket! How cute! The prints are so perfect :)
    I love the mix with the patchwork blocks, looks amazing!

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  7. great basket!
    someday i must try something like this-i always love how they look :)

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  8. What a fantastic idea! That quilt is going to be a masterpiece!

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  9. Thats going to make a fabulous quilt, it'll have so many memories for you :-)

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  10. Beautiful block and I love your idea of combining them with the FW and other blocks. Thanks for sharing so much of your talent with us.

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  11. I love all your Patchwork 318 bee blocks.
    Making a quilt from your FW blocks and RP, Cocorico is wonderful idea (without a sashing probably).

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  12. So brilliant, and a great quilt idea x

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  13. That's a genius idea to mix up your bee blocks with random patchwork. LURVE it! Maybe set on point with thin sashing and little squares in the intersections. You know, to make it easier ;)

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  14. The basket is excellent, and the notion fabric so perfect,
    I really enjoy you paper pieced projects.

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  15. wooweee! Your bee blocks are so inpsiring Leila, just lovely. They would look amazing! next to farmers wife blocks, I can picture it now :) ... just ordered my copy yesterday actually, I caved - too much inspiration around to not give it ago :D Jessie, xo

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  16. It really wonderful shape of the small fabrics.I really enjoy it.Thanx to share with us this type of fabrics.This type of fabrics we an stitch on the wall and pillow covers.It look amazing.

    scooter

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