Sunday, 8 June 2014

Another Mini FAL finish

Bright Hopes Quilt Block Pattern

As promised, here is another of my FAL finish for this quarter. Once more, it is a Stingy Bee make, the tiny blocks having been made by my Stingy Bee Mates.
As well as the Wee Granny Blocks from my last post, I asked the girls to make me small Bright Hopes blocks, this time using any old scraps but using a white centre square.
Bright Hopes uses partial seaming and leaves you wondering how it is constructed. If you want to make one yourself, you will find the instructions HERE.

And here is my mini - some of the wee blocks are actually mirrored, (including a couple of made by me!) so the pattern isn't too obvious but I love the scrappiness of it.

And like before, I asked for some scrap squares so I could piece a backing, another. 2-4-1!!

Having a break last week from Grandma duty I was able to storm on with some sewing (and tidying - more of that later)
Collette asked for Improv wonky log cabin blocks - I enjoyed making these although I struggled for solid fabrics especially as I began to need longer strips.
While I was making Collette blocks I made an extra for Alison & her Soy Amado appeal - I really did struggle to make it to size and put quite a chunky strip on one side, so then I thought it was perfect for a bit of machine embroidery - this time for a girl, Soy Amada. Have a look at Alison's blog if you're not familiar with her appeal, she has now completed 35 - yes 35, quilts for this brilliant cause.
And then I got on with the June blocks for Bee Blessed. These were a variation on the Bow Tie block and I used quite a mad selection of scraps for these.
I also got a proper quilt finished and bound but will try for some better photos before showing it off.


  1. You have been busy!! I managed to get Colette's blocks done today, but that's it!

  2. Great blocks - I love the mini too - such vibrant colours and the quilting is perfect!

  3. Blocktastic Sheila (and yes, that's a real word).

  4. Thanks so much for my amazing blocks Sheila! Love that mini and your soy block too gorgeous work as always! x

  5. Lots of quilty goodness there Sheila, and a finished quilt to come too! You have been a busy Bee :)

  6. Grandma's been busy! Lovely blocks! Jxo

  7. Lots of lovely things you've been creating!

  8. As usual . . .a prolific and colourful week in your stitching domain!
    Love the Bright Hopes! The fabrics are so sweet . . clever partners . . it all "goes" so well!

  9. Yeah cute wee quilt! How far along that project are you now!?

    Love the Soy Amada!

  10. Nice Bright Hopes quilt; a great use of leftovers. The wonky log cabins are fun too.

  11. hello, just found your blog... i'm familiar with alison's soy amada quilts.... very sweet, and amazing!!
    the embroidery you did for your "soy amada" ... i'm curious about it; do you have an embroidery machine??? or does your sewing machine have a fantastic embroidery function in it??
    i really like how the embroidery looks..



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