I hope everyone's having a very happy Easter and is suitably surrounded by chocolate eggs :o)


Now you may or may not recall back in early March I announced a new bee that a group of us, corralled by Di (I'd like to say organised, but I imagine she's beginning to think it's like running a creche ;o) )


Me and my bright ideas, I wanted a whole village scene.  I can picture it in my mind, but could I get that thought rendered into a strip to be built on?  Could I h*ll...  So lat Saturday, feeling rather ill after giving myself a mild dose of food poisoning (I'll not go into details, but suffice to say, healthy eating isn't always good for you!) and also feeling utterly frustrated and despondent, I realised I wasn't going to be able to do it.  Climbing into bed that night though, I had a lightbulb moment and realised that all I had to do was entirely change what I was doing lol  Actually, it's not such a huge change, as I'm still keeping my main fabric, in fact I'm basing the entire thing around the rockets and cars prints from the Circa 52 line from Birch Fabrics.  


Here's my new inspiration mosaic:


2nd Stitch Tease Mosaic...



And here are the 2 blocks I've done.  Instead of strips, I've now asked my fellow Teasers to supply me with 1 24" block - well, supply Annabella really, as she'll be putting it together!  As there's 8 of us, I did an extra to make it up to 9.  


I'm kind of hoping the atom like one will go in the middle, with the other vehicles going round it:




And here's my first vehicle that I freehand drew, then appliqued in layers and did kind of scribbly stitching round the outside:




And a close up:




And the two together:




Apologies, the lighting isn't the best, but that's what happens when you burn the midnight oil to finish your blocks ;o)  They're now on their way to Annabella, and I have to hatch a plan for her block...

20 comments:

  1. Wow! Very different thinking, your beemates have got some work to do!

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  2. Are you trying to coach me in where you want things missus? I`m reporting you to Di for coaching from the sidelines. I love what you`ve asked for - I just hope I can deliver!

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  3. Hope I am allowed to use copious amounts of bondaweb!! Will look fab though.

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  4. I LOVE this line. What a great idea using it as the base of a quilt. It's going to be super fab if your little scooter is any hint of what these blocks will look like. What a great idea!

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  5. Those look fantasic! I can't wait to see what it looks like in the end!

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  6. Oh great job on the making Katy! You have set the bar nice and high - hope the others are good at limbo!

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  7. Very cool blocks!!! This is going to be such a super fun quilt!! I love the inspiration mosaic too!

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  8. Love the two blocks, that is going to be one awesome quilt. Great inspiration mosaic.

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  9. Yeah yeah, that's fine for all them above to say - they are not the poor bugger trying to make the first block!

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  10. Oooh I love the circle of circles! I'm really looking forward to seeing these quilts unfold - don't envy your bee mates having to match your creativity though ;o)

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  11. I think, no I hope, the second idea is going to be easier to make than the first! Love the scooter.

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  12. I think, no I hope, the second idea is going to be easier to make than the first! Love the scooter.

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  13. Those are great Katy! :o)

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  14. I'm with Hads. Holy crap! Can't wait, but I second the request to use Heat n Bond!

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  15. I hope I am down the list on this one. I have to see where I fall in the line up and then put my thinking cap on.

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  16. Love the scooter!! This is going to be amazing!!

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  17. these are incredible!
    cute, cute cute!

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  18. That little scooter is just too cute.

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