Bee, Myself and I #28

And the next one. This is Block 19.

The small scale of the pattern on the floral didn’t allow me to to pick out the elements with the quilting, as I normally do. So I decided to do a simple grid and I love the ‘quilty’ effect. This is one of the earliest blocks I made, and it’s interesting to observe how my ideas and tastes moved on as I built the fabric collection for this project. I love the fabric, but I wouldn’t use it for this quilt a second time round. Also interesting to see how my appliqué skills improved; later blocks are not quite so wonky 🙂 And in case you’re wondering, the blocks are numbered according to when I quilted them and their position in the quilt, not the date I completed the assembly of each individual block.

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.

Till next time.


23 thoughts on “Bee, Myself and I #28

  1. anne54 says:

    It is such a pretty pattern. It is an unusual colour combination, but works well.

    • katechiconi says:

      I liked it because it has that traditional 1930s look, but as you say, the colours are unusual.
      Thank you, btw, for putting me onto Dawn Gill – she’s going to be joining us for ScrapHappy, showing pieces she’s made with scraps from other work: such a great idea and lovely to have a different perspective on recycling scraps.

  2. nettyg says:

    Fabric is pretty. Fun to have a visual record of your tastes and techniques.

    • katechiconi says:

      I am finding it interesting. There were two that were so distant from where I am now that I gave them away. It has been a very, very long term project, years in the making, but I keep plugging on at it, never entirely stopping

  3. kathyreeves says:

    This does look different from some of the latest blocks, but not in a bad way. How fund to see how your palette developed over time!

  4. Lynda says:

    I was just going to mention that the fabric print looked like the 30s and then I read your comment to Anne54 in which you affirmed my thoughts. Your progress on this quilt has made me wish that I had joined in from the beginning. (But, I wasn’t ready for this one then).

    • katechiconi says:

      This is one of those quilts that can be executed in an endless variety of styles. I have come to enjoy the idea of busy ‘cubbyhole’ prints with pale, low value prints for the hatboxes, or maybe making all the cubbyholes shades of black, grey and charcoal with brilliantly vivid prints for the hatboxes. Don’t be put off by the fact that I’m ahead, just decide to make a smaller version (say 3 x 3, or 4 x 4) and you can easily catch up. I have a good few left to do!

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    I like the wonky it adds to charm. Some quilts are so well done they look factory produced.

  6. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    I love them all your hat boxes ! And wonky is not bad, everything in nature is a bit wonky, even people 😀 lol

  7. magpiesue says:

    I can’t see your quilting in the photograph but your description puts me in mind of boxes I’ve seen that do have a quilted texture to them. Glad you’ve been able to knock another one “off the shelf” as it were. How are you feeling by the way? Any improvement with the cold/virus?

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a plain square quilting, but I’ve curved it to follow the perspective of the box. I’m feeling mostly better, thanks, but still have a wicked cough I can’t seem to get rid of, with the result that an asthma inhaler is now my new best friend… it’ll pass, eventually.

  8. Quilting one of these a month by hand seems like quite a restful and relaxing task. I like the small-scale print for the variety, and I think you will be glad to have included it when you have them all together.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a thing I look forward to each month. If I was a bit more driven to finish, I’d probably try and get a couple done, but I like the lack of deadline for a change! I agree about the small print; there’s one other the same sort of size, and they do add to the overall effect.

  9. rutigt says:

    Like!!! It´s cute and it´s great to see how you are improving from block to block!

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