Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Bees and Drives

Over the last few weeks you will have been aware of the dreadful bomb at the concert in Manchester. Absolutely dreadful and so terrifying for all those involved, especially as in this case it was a concert mostly attended by children. After a few days there was a FB group set up to make quilts for those affected. The FB page is entitled Manchester Quilting Bee and the instagram page is @manchesterquiltingbee . They were looking for 5" hexagons stitched onto a 6 1/2" background piece of fabric. Easy. They were popped in the post last Friday.


Next up were my May blocks for Bee Blessed, a local quilting charity I try to make for. They  had asked for two blocks, name unknown. I have made these blocks before a couple of times, so no problems here either. In the post last Friday too.


And lastly my two blocks for Beeabee2017, for Sharon, who is on instagram as @sharonappleton. Sharon picked a spider block. I have made these before, so should have been straight forward, but its not like me to complicate things .... I used the cutting line for the sewing line, negating the seam allowance. This meant I had no point..... I know there is a point, no matter what the sceptic non sewists think. We had sewn that way in the Bubble bee. Once I twigged that, no problem. In no time at all, 9 spider sections were sewn.




I included a little cotton and steel spider fabric for Sharon too. I wasn't sure if it was white enough for her so left it up to her. That isn't actually a real spider on the fabric, but isn't it realistic?  Hoping she hasn't a spider phobia. I thought long and hard about this. Not about the spider phobia, but about the sharing. There are only 3 spiders per fq and they are a precious commodity. I also included a little  hand made yellow book, I thought Sharon could use it to record her quilt finishes. These were posted last Friday too.


Keep safe
Helen x

9 comments:

  1. You stay safe, too, Helen, and thank you so much for your large heart and generosity in making for Manchester.

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  2. I think it's sweet you shared your spider fabric. I still have mine, not sure exactly what to do with it, but it's hanging out :) You are always one busy little bee with all the bees :)

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  3. You have been busy. I don't have any spider fabric, yours is safe around me I really don't like spiders of any kind. Keep safe!

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  4. What a nice batch of charity blocks! It's always fun to sew a variety like this, isn't it?

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  5. Thank you for sharing about the Manchester Bee. I have added it to my weekend to do list to post some blocks by Monday!

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  6. have some of the C&S fabric, and I remember Tish writing about how hers made her squeal! All the blocks you've made are lovely, lovely colours you've chosen.

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  7. Lovely variety of blocks Helen, nice colours too. I didn't know about the quilt block appeal, thank you I'll check they are still accepting them.

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  8. Helen, you are such a busy bee๐Ÿ˜€ with your holidays and quilt making activities...don't know how you fit it all in๐Ÿ˜€. I am also looking forward to making your quatrefoil blocks for your Queen of Sheba choice.....

    Hugs xx

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  9. Hi Helen: all the blocks are great...but I think I like the spider webs the most.

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