BM&I #39: Parterre Block 4

I’ve really enjoyed making more of these.

So, here’s Block 4

It’s getting easier as I go along, and I’m learning a few more tricks and shortcuts each time.

Once I’ve finished the Scinteallate quilt at the end of August for delivery early September, I can give more attention to my personal projects: Bougie Nights, the Hatbox Quilt, Amethyst & Slate (F2F3), the pastel scrappy quilt – and of course, this one!

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.

More next month!

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32 thoughts on “BM&I #39: Parterre Block 4

  1. claire93 says:

    really lovely!

  2. tialys says:

    This one is extra eyecatching.

  3. Colours make my heart smile 😊

  4. anne54 says:

    The choice of fabrics is really clever, Kate. The big ‘leaves’ match so well, but are such different patterns, while the soft grey backgrounds look the same, but aren’t. Lots to look at in one block!

    • katechiconi says:

      The backgrounds are actually a warm cream, almost ecru, so apologies for the poor photography, but you’re right, from a distance they look the same but aren’t.

  5. Of all the quilt squares currently being created all over the blog world that pass by my eyes – this is my favourite ❤

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    So pretty, I wonder how you keep all these projects going at once.

    • katechiconi says:

      I have a shelf unit with a series of project baskets in it so everything is to hand straight away. Plus, I have a big sewing room and I can leave things out instead of having to put them away all the time. It does make switching about much easier!

  7. The blocks are lovely. There is so much hand seeing in each one it is not something you could sell – at a fair hourly rate it would cost a fortune. And to give to a friend they would have to be really special. So definitely a BM&I project! But I love hand sewing. Like knitting activist there is a meditative quality to it that you do not get with machining. And it can be done outside of on the sofa. I suspect I will have quite a wait but I am looking forward to seeing it finished.

    • katechiconi says:

      You’ve expressed exactly why I love making hexie quilts! This quilt is definitely for me. In any case, I don’t make quilts for sale or on commission, only for friends and family, for myself or for charity, so generally they take as long as they take except if it’s for a particular event. I think the longest I’ve been working on any quilt is 4 years, and it’s still not done!

  8. KerryCan says:

    I love the energy of these–quirky, whimsical, fun!

  9. These blocks are so much fun – a homage to summer!

  10. Dayphoto says:

    I LOVE IT!!! Wonderful!

  11. I’ve never done anything in bright colors because, well, I’m not very bright. 😉 I do just love these though. They leave me feeling cheered and awake. 😉 I hope you soon get the time to finish so many of your personal projects. You’ve had a LOT on your plate lately.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ve always felt it was perfectly possible to love the bright colours of other people without wanting to use them yourself. And a quilt that cheers you up is a Very Good Thing 🙂

  12. rutigt says:

    It´s so good looking and of course I have forgot all about my BMI 🙂

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