Wednesday, 1 March 2017

February Block Round-up

February’s queen in my Stash Bee hive was Jen (@jentexas06; Fat as Butter). She asked for a Crosses and Losses block in blue or green. The original tutorial (at Fresh Lemons Quilts) uses 8" blocks and Jen has written a tutorial for a 16" finished block. This is my version. You can see a finished quilt using this block in a rainbow of colours here.

These are my Garden Snails Quilt blocks (pattern by Pen + Paper Patterns) posted this month on Instagram. I’ve started putting them together into mini quilts now and they are looking super cute.

My current WIP is a mini quilt for Jen and Jan’s Mini Blog Hop and Quilt Along. Details are available here. This looks like it could be bigger than Ben Hur - Janice said she had 28 participants at last count. Jen has designed the pattern and it’s available FREE here. This is my mini quilt which hangs from the washing line in the design – so CUTE!!!

Now for a Not My Work segment.

I’m getting a lot of happy mail at the moment, since I was queen this month at Bee Inspired. There have been a pile of blocks posted over on the blog and I’m so thrilled with the way this is working out! These two blocks have arrived from Velda at GRANNYcanQUILT (left) and (right) Irene from Patchwork and Pastry. I can’t wait to see them all together!

And my MQG swap partner’s quilt arrived from Cathy in Melbourne (@cathtakespoland). She covered everything on my list of likes – negative space, solids and I said my favourite colour was blue (well, that day anyway). I could hardly wait to open the package when I saw it in the letterbox and did a little dance of joy with it once I had!


  1. What a great bunch of eye candy today. I like the little snails.... of course, I hate them in the garden!

  2. Nice batch of blocks! Snails...they are so cute and instagram is full of them! I love your little 'wash' quilt. I'm excited to see everyones version of the pattern.

  3. Hi Susan! I'm happy to say my block will soon be on it's way to you. I don't often wait until the last minute, but this month that's all I could manage. I hope you'll like it. I love the idea of mailing something to another country! For me, that's the height of adventure, never having been out of the US except for a short trip to Canada. Some day though...

    I've been seeing your snails on Instagram. So adorable!

  4. Those snail blocks are absolutely adorable! I'm glad I found your blog through the 2017 New Quilter Blogs. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  5. You have so much happening. The snails are still my favourite, I especially like the one with the purple and pink flowers. So excited for the blog hop, I just wish my mini was finished.