Wednesday, 9 April 2014

We didn't mean to make her cry!

What do quilters do when a friend is poorly? They make them a quilt of course!
As I've mentioned before, a couple of weeks ago Jen was due to host a weekend get together of the Strip Bee girls but sadly for her she had an accident and was unable to host the get together. Jen has been left with an injury which, as she put it, has left her out of action for a while.

We wanted to get the quilt to her as soon as possible so decided on one 8.5 inch block each which I joined and quilted and made into a vertical wall hanging with the option of it being used as a table runner.
Jen likes pink so the only point we worked from was to use pink and purple.
Considering this I'm amazed how coordinated the finished quilt looks.


The top block was made by Amy. I love the little bee in the centre, so appropriate for a quilt made by the strip bees. I also love how she used the fabric with the pink chevrons.


Julie made the cutest English paper pieced flower. Notice how she and Amy have unintentionally used one of the same fabrics?

Fran made a gorgeous star. I love all the fabrics she used.


I made a version of a Dresden plate called a Dresden Daisy. I can see some more dresden plates in my future.


Sarah made a sweet economy block using Wee Wander by Sarah Jane, I love the adorable fussy cut fabric in the centre.



I'm pleased to say the quilt arrived safely with Jen and she's done a lovely post about it and the other goodies we sent here. She titled the post "They made me cry".
We didn't mean to make you cry Jen!

5 comments:

QuiltCandy said...

It's so lovely to see all the blocks close up, and what a fab job you did putting them all together! I can't believe how brilliantly they all look together. I'm so glad that Jen loves and knows that we are thinking of her. Thank you so much for all your hard work and quilting!!

Glinda ♥ said...

Ah but you make me smile too!
They look even better in person, Sarah and may I add my thanks, Maria for bringing it all together. Well, you are the Queen Bee! Cheers m'dears xx

Patchwork and Play said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! And so well co-ordinated! I love pink too so find this hanging/runner 'right up my alley'!

Fran said...

You did such a brilliant job, thank you.

wombatquilts.com said...

This is absolutely darling. I love the colour combination.