Friday, 4 October 2013

Busy little bee

It's been longer than usual since my last post. I have been busy, busy, busy with all my lovely sewing. I'm participating in two swaps at the moment. One is a mug rug swap and the other is a mini quilt swap over at
Here's a sneak peek at the quilt I'll be sending. I have only just started it but the appliqué is nearly finished!

I decided to make a move on the Phebe's and get the centres finished on both quilts.
I popped on the borders and began stitching the bias vine for the first appliqué border.
I hate making bias, I really hate it. However, I love the look that only bias can give. So, I'm hoping that one day I might just learn to like it ;)

                                                                    DD's Phebe

                                                                      My Phebe

I also managed to get some stitching done on my miniature hexies. I saw a small civil war Hexie quilt and was inspired to make a miniature version. These are darling, but be warned. They are no quicker to make than their full sized counterparts ! 

And lastly but by no means least is my enchanting CWBQ Block number 2.

And I think that's enough from me.
Keep on stitching,


  1. Wow I am amazed that you are making two Phebe's! I received a good tip for making bias - spraying starch onto your strips before putting them through the bias maker really helps.

  2. I'm still making bias using bias bars !!!
    I was looking at the bias makers yesterday, I will have to try them.

  3. Kel, I wish we lived closer. I like making bias! Have no idea why but I do. Bias strips, bias bindings, yes! Your progress is looking good on all your projects!

  4. Lots of lovely stitching. Adore your little hexie flowers.


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