Saturday, 12 May 2012

Bee-Bop-a-Lula

Today I ticked another box in my long list of things to do. This task was a pleasure though. Terri, sent me an assortment of fabrics and we all got the instructions to make stars with at least eight points.

Included in my fabric were some HR pieces. In an attempt to fussy cut and make the most of them I have gone for simple stars. It honestly was not to make the task easy (really!), but so that Terri's precious hoard got the spotlight.

Two 12.5" blocks.

I promise, this block is not nearly as wonky as it looks.
I had to think for quite a while before I was sure I could make all
those wee gnomes be facing the same way.

Love the Jungle Book.
Makes me want to break out into song.
Something that no one else wants.
Because I can't sing for crap.

I am particularly pleased with the fussy cutting here.
Because you can't tell that there was a monkey
between the elephant and Mowgli.
And that is a full year of Brit Bee blocks completed. Just over a year ago I didn't know what an online bee was. I had never met the wonderful group of ladies that form Brit Bee. Now, I wouldn't be without them. They have provided support, inspiration and most of all friendship served up with huge doses of the most fabulous senses of humour. Thank you to every last one of them.

Susan

28 comments:

  1. Holy crap. You are awesome at fussy cutting. I don't think I could ever pull that off. And what sweet fabrics. Are they HR?

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  2. I think I am in love with your blocks! Amazing fussy cutting lady! Love the gnomes and I just adore your jungle book block. They completely rock!

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  3. the gnomes are so cute .. it just those bear necessities... thanks!

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  4. I'm singing! Yeah I'm singing! Come on!

    It's party time! We need to celebrate good times, good piecing, good fabric, good friendship...man!

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  5. Here, here, Nicky!!! These are THE best star blocks I have seen in a l..o..n..g time!!!! Hip hip hooray!! Your partner will be dancing when she gets these!!

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  6. Fantastic Susan! Here's to another brilliant Brit Bee Year!

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  7. Nailed the fussy cutting on the stars! You girls have had a ton of fun this year - it's so fab that you've all had such a great time and built good relationships.

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  8. These are fab, and I LOVE the Jungle Book fussy cutting

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  9. I love the stars, you are the queen of fussy cutting!

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  10. Wow, brilliant fussy cutting, you are the queen of FC.
    Both the blocks look awesome.

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  11. love the stars and the fabric

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  12. The Jungle Book is my absoute favourite! Lovely!

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  13. OOh I love your jungle book block!

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  14. Woot! Great blocks Susan! The Jungle book one is a triumph!

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  15. I love the fussy cutting - I'll join in the sing-a-long if you like!!

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  16. those stars looks fantastic-your fussy cutting is perfect!

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  17. That fussy cutting is perfect! Love both the blocks.

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  18. Gorgeous ! I havent ever tried to fussy cut a thing.

    You and I should sing a duet.Apparently I have the vocal range of a scalded cat.

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  19. These are stunning S! Not only are you the queen of hand stitching, but now fussy cutting too! You are an inspiration and I'm privileged and blessed to be in this really special bee with you. Jxo

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  20. Susan they are amazing!! awesome cutting and far more thought than I give to most things ;)

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  21. Gorgeous fabrics. Absolutely fab.

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  22. You have made some great blocks with these wonderful fabrics.

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  23. you are a fussy cutting genius! I couldn't even get things to be the right way up, let alone match them up! x

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  24. you are a fussy cutting genius! I couldn't even get things to be the right way up, let alone match them up! x

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