Bee, Myself and I #21

It feels like an age since I last worked on the hatbox blocks.

Time, then, for a spot of concentrated work. I got three done this month 🙂

I think this quilt will end up being one of my all-time favourites. It’s come into being slowly and quietly, over a long period and with fabrics I’ve greatly enjoyed gathering and using. They’re all different, but each one appeals to my taste in a different way, whether it’s a formal, traditional design or something splashy, modern and bright.

But the chief thing I’m enjoying while I hand quilt the blocks is the backing. I hesitated briefly over using the voile fabric for the back, but it’s so deliciously soft that I now think it’s been one of my better decisions. It’s going to make using the quilt so cuddly, like an old favourite that has been washed a thousand times. And I’ll certainly consider using voile for backing again if I’m hand quilting, not only because it’s soft, but because the fineness of the fabric makes it easy to quilt through.

Bee, Myself and I is a forum for ‘selfish sewing’; any stitchery which is purely for pleasure and not to a deadline or for anyone else. The original concept belongs to Carla of Granny Maud’s Girl. To find out more, you can click through on either her blog link, or using the button a fair way down in the left hand column.

And now, back to Bonnard, and hundreds of 2 inch squares…

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23 thoughts on “Bee, Myself and I #21

  1. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    they are soooo beautiful !!

  2. dayphoto says:

    I just LOVE your Hat Boxes!!!

  3. It’s one of my favorite too. 🙂

  4. dezertsuz says:

    I didn’t realize you were still making these. I do like them, especially that first one – so elegant!

  5. I especially like that fabric in the middle picture – it looks like scallop shells and the colours are divine .

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    I do love the bird on the top one, fabulous fabric.

    • katechiconi says:

      Isn’t it? I used some of the leftovers for the front of my ‘Souvenir de Paris’ postcard on Signed, Tealed & Delivered, and I still have a bit left for something else.

  7. I really love the idea of selfish stitching! I have a few items that I would like to make just for me. After the holidays, I think I’m going to schedule some “selfish stitching” into the plan.

    • katechiconi says:

      It would be great to have another selfish stitcher along. I and a few others usually post on or around the last day of the month, but there’s no pressure – this is just for you!

  8. lucyannluna says:

    More very pretty fabrics, this is going to be so pretty when it’s finished

  9. claire93 says:

    you have been busy ^^

  10. rutigt says:

    I love your hatboxes!!!

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