Saturday, October 12, 2013

Another Charity Block

This is a traditional block called 'Honey Bee'.  The lady who taught me this block thought that the petal shapes were bees and the nine-patch in the middle was the honey pot.  I have always loved this block and it has worked well with the colours from Jennifer's inspiration fabric.  This was one of the first blocks I made when I learned patchwork in a little local shop in Australia.  We were taught how to draw the block pattern on paper, transfer it to stencil plastic, cut from the fabrics and then hand-sew the whole block together.

Here is the original block from 2003 and here it is with its friends in my first quilt, on my bed.
Linsay.

5 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fun block, Linsay. And...what a lot of effort...or at least it would have been for me. I liked reading the story of how this block came to be a part of your quilting history. Looking forward to adding it to the others.
    xoJennifer

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  2. So pretty and dainty Linsay. It does look like it requires a good deal of skill and patience to get those curves curvy. I think it will be a fun inclusion into the whole quilt

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  3. That's a very impressive first block Linsay :)

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  4. It's even prettier in person Linsay! Thanks, it just arrived today.
    xoJennifer

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