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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Honeybee Quilt

This is another quilt from my favourite quilting magazine Vignette. It has been on my "to do" list since I first saw it. I finally thought I would give it a go. With the white and all those lovely greens it looks so fresh.

It is very aptly named, as you know the quilting group I belong to meets at the Bee Hive in Wickham Market every Wednesday. I have made up 20 of the 37 blocks needed and am now in the process of adding the little oval leaves. 444 in total are needed for that, and yes I know, I did say I would not do any more needle turned appliqué and I did try machine stitching them but I think they look better needle turned.So I shall have plenty to do at the Bee for the forthcoming weeks.:0)

My textile course is keeping me busy so here is a little look at my sketch book. Yep it is like being back at Art College

Painted B Web fused to cotton on felted wool with added threads.

I told you last blog we were painting on Bonda Web/ Wonder under. Well it's great fun, though not sure how to incorporate it into a quilting project as yet.

Painted BW fused to felt.

Free motion on cotton and silk from original photo of reflections.
Last week, we were being taught dyeing fabric in a microwave and I hope to have a go this week. If nothing else I am learning lots of new techniques and at 72 years young that is not a bad thing.

Got to get back to my appliqué. Only 411 little green leaves to go now Ha! Ha!

keep safe and keep stitching...........................Doti...


  1. Hello Doti! I really like Vignette magazine too and your honeybee quilt is looking lovely! :) x

    1. Hello Christine thank you for your comments, hoping the new Vignette will arrive soon so I can finish the mystery quilt...


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