Monday, 3 September 2012

Blocks and parcels

Today a large parcel dropped through the letterbox. The best thing was that it had my name on it. 
This is what was inside...
Vintage Modern hexies hand-pieced by Yvonne
A beautiful mini quilt made by Yvonne of Nellie's Niceties. It is made with tiny hand pieced hexagons. It must have taken Yvonne a long time to make this quilt and it is full of detail. So how did I get to have this beauty? Well, Reene and Yvonne had a giveaway over at their blog to celebrate their 2 years of blogging. My number was picked which was such a surprise. I think that it is absolutely beautiful and I was delighted that it came my way. See some of the detail in the photos below

Tiny hexies hand-pieced and machine quilted

Lovely label with my name on it!
Thank you to Yvonne (and Reene) for such a beautiful giveaway.

Last week before the tree felling incident I did manage to do a little sewing and a lot of socialising. I met up with Trudi and we had a day of chatting, eating and a little sewing. Trudi showed the blocks that we did together (with her stash) on her blog. It was fun to sew with a friend.  The blocks are for Bee Blessed
Bee Blessed blocks (Front 2 made with Trudi)
 The following evening I met up with Tanya. Tanya made us a scrummy supper and we  also chatted and ate! So much so, that we didn't actually get round to any sewing. Fortunately I had got the 'Bee Blessed bug' that afternoon so I had already made two more blocks.

Bee Blessed blocks
Finally, another package dropped through my letterbox on Saturday. It was my swap mini from the BQS3. I was so excited to see who had sent me my mini, and also to find out which one is was, from all the ones posted on the Flickr group.
Mine had been made by Jenny
BQS3 Mini quilt made by Jenny

Porthole label

I am so delighted with it. Thank you Jenny. You have incorporated my favourite colours and I think that the label is lovely. The seat in the garden is full of details such as  tiny flowers and a little blackbird.There is also a lot of clever piecing incorporated in it too. It must have taken a lot of time to make. 
Detail on the BQS3 mini quilt 
I really enjoyed taking part in the Brit Quilt Swap and it was both fun to make for someone else as well as receive such a beautiful quilt. I will definitely be putting my name down for round 4!
Di x


  1. You folks are going to have enugh blocks for your own Bee Blessed quilt soon - thanks so much for making these for us!

    Fantastic minis - Yvonne's hexies are stunning and that garden bench is a work of art! Result!!

  2. What great gifts, makes and fun times!

  3. What wonderful post. The hexies are delightful and the BQS3 mini is simply perfect. I love, love, love it! You will need a wall for both those quilts to hang upon.

  4. Glad your minis arrived safe and sound :) Your blocks are lovely too!

  5. oh how beautiful is that prize from Renee and Yvonne?? stunning work!

    your bqs mini received is beautiful too. So clever and pretty! x

  6. Oh this mini is beautiful, so much work involved! Well done on all those Bee blessed blocks

  7. What lovely bits and bobs! The hexies are great and that bench! super.

  8. Oh the postie has been so kind to you this week Di.

  9. Not one but 2 amazing minis! Isn't Yvonne so talented. And thanks so much for all your Bee Blessed blocks! Jxo

  10. What a lot of lovely goodies! Beautiful stuff x

  11. Gorgeous win - lucky you!! Love the BQS3 mini too - so lovely.

  12. Gosh - more fab winnings, you will have to find a wall to devote to your quilted winnings - so you can sit and enjoy looking at them x