Bee, Myself and I #34

Despite the festive jollities, I’ve managed to quilt another block 🙂

This is Block 27. It was just the next one in the layout series, but don’t you love how appropriate that fabric is?  White poinsettias, sheet music for Christmas carols, white-berry holly, etc… It’s like it was meant. As it happens, this fabric was sent to me by Esther in a fabric giveaway a few years ago, and I loved the vintage feel of it. Christmassy without being in an obvious colour scheme.

Three more blocks to go. It would have been great to get two done, but at the current rate of progress, it’s going to be February (ie, moving house month, going to Melbourne month, working on ITAA month). Yeah, right! So we’ll just call it March or April before all the blocks are quilted, shall we? And then it can join the stacks of blocks waiting to become quilts. Like F²F² (aka Bougainville Nights) and Pastel Rainbow Scrappy, and by mid-March, F²F³ (aka Amethyst & Slate). I need to make a rule that I can’t start anything new next year until I’ve finished those three.

Anyway, to return to the subject…. 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 of this blog.

Till next time.


22 thoughts on “Bee, Myself and I #34

  1. claire93 says:

    what a seasonal hatbox! love it ^^

  2. jmcheney says:

    Enchanting. I am a dull mistletoe green with envy for your talent & skill in the Fiber Arts. Whenever it is finished it will be divine! Happy New Year & Happy Selfish Sewing, Kate.

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you 🙂 It’s rather funny to watch people’s reactions when I say this one is just for me; they’re so used to me working on quilts for friends, family and causes! I think it will become one of my most treasured quilts…

  3. I love that fabric!!!! It’s perfect for a hatbox! Love it.

  4. tialys says:

    That is lovely fabric which isn’t so festive it won’t fit in with the others but will remind you of Christmas 2018 – even a little harp to remember you were working on In The Arms of Angels.
    I must also get a wiggle on with my F2F quilt – considering I was the first one this time round, I haven’t even laid all the blocks out to consider the final layout.

    • katechiconi says:

      That’s what I thought when I first saw it, and you’re right, it will be a good reminder of Christmas 2018.
      I would love to see you doing something with your F2F3 blocks, such a lush but elegant colour scheme.

  5. Nanette says:

    Perfect festive hatbox, without screaming red and green at you.

  6. The fabric color and pattern is just lovely and yes, has that vintage magic… Happy Healthy New Year and successful move ~ Sharon

  7. kathyreeves says:

    I spied Away in the Manger right away; a perfect themed fabric for your hat boxes. Not overt, but perfect storage for the Christmas hat!!

  8. Lynda says:

    I love it! Whenever you get them all done and made into a quilt it will be beautiful. Happy New Year, Kate!

    • katechiconi says:

      I think it will have to take a back seat at least for the first quarter of next year because of all the other excitements, but after that I’ll be able to give it the attention it deserves 🙂

  9. rutigt says:

    That´s a great looking fabric!!!

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