At the moment I’m in York for a few days. Mr RH and I have come to help our youngest daughter move into her house for next year and bring her home for the holiday. Our hotel claims to have amazing internet but this is the first time it’s connected at all and it’s so slow, you may never get to read this!
Before we came I did some machine quilting on the Free two Bee quilt to hold it together so I can add some hand quilting (if I have time) whilst I’m here.
I’ve been trying to use organic lines, which I haven’t tried before and I hope will match the eclectic, evolving nature of the quilt. I’ve also done some grid quilting this month, which was new to me as well, so I’m going to link this post (if I can!) with Fiona.
Apart from that I trialled a block for my Bee month, July, in the ‘Scrappy? Sew Be It’ bee. The block pattern was very kindly sent to me by my bee friend Jeanne at Grey Cat Quilts who designed it herself.
What do you think of this, using bright solids for the stars and alternating whites and texts in the Spiderswebs?
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
26 thoughts on “Something to do, Something New Something to Bee”
I love your text prints in the Spiders Web block, great piecing too!
Hope you get a chance to have a Fat Rascal in Betty's whilst you are in York :)
Thanks for linking up to New to Me too.
I think your bee block is a great update! I love the alternating whites and texts, and I'm sure you're excited to see everyone's texty contributions!
By the way you won the $25 Superior Thread voucher ;) You really need to stop winning all of my giveaways lol
I'll pass your email address onto Josh at ST.
Looks great! I'm using very similar colors myself for a new project :-)
That solid and texty star is wonderful. Have to see your free to bee quilt, the sneak peek looks fabulous!
I love the stars/spiderwebs.
I think the spiderweb block is bold and beautiful:)
Have fun in York!
Erin @ Missy Mac Creations
Ooo look at you go! Love, love, love the spiderweb. Clever idea to alternate the solid and text.
that grid quilting is just perfect! And yes the spiderweb block works, very bright!
The bee block is really cool – nice choice of fabrics. I also happen to love that Zipper block!
to answer your question, i think it's a great fabric pick for that wonderful block your friend designed! so many other fun bits you shared, too. good luck with the travels, glad your slow internet connected after all!
What a fabulous zipper, it made me smile.
Nice! Beautiful work as always. Thanks for sharing on your super fast (slow) internet. :)
Linda in Calif.
Oh My! I so love your zipper block! It's so funny and so cute.
That star looks great!
Love the quilting lines and the spiderweb block looks fantastic!
A Quilter's Mission - Vicki
Me likie your bee block! The alternating white with text is really great!
Love the spider web block, the bright colours work really well against the text prints, it makes it more interesting to the eye :)
Love your star! Anything with bold colours and texty prints is a winner in my book! And i love the idea of alternating with the white.
Nat at Made in Home
Love the star. have a great time in York!
I like the zipper block all look good.
the star is a good way to use the texts
Looks like your post made it through the great connection….grin. You have been busy. Great Spider star.
Oh wow! I love love love the text-print spiderwebs with the solid color stars! Fantastic idea. Can't wait to see more! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )
Oh oh oooooh I love that texty spiderweb block!
Ha, that is fab. :) the zipper block is amazing. :)