Thursday, 1 November 2012

Keep It In The Family

It is my bee month with Brit Bee, I sent out lots of fabric to the four corners of this country, and it occurred to me that some people this year have had 'guest contributions' to their quilt blocks in their month. Some people may think this is wrong, and some may not be bothered. I am in the latter camp. It is the individual's quilt after all, who contributes is ultimately up to them. What is important is getting a quilt you love at the end of the day.

With that in mind, I sneakily joined the gang who invited a contribution from a non-Brit Bee member. But it almost counts because I only sent fabric to the eleven other members of the bee. Then I told Sarah that  if she wanted her mother to help her with making a block or two, she could share the fabric between them. I was keeping it in the family.

Many of you won't be aware that Sarah's mother, Jenny, is a very talented quilter in her own right. She doesn't blog, but she is on Flickr and she has participated in the last Brit Swap as well as Mouthy Stitches 2. She's quiet, but so lovely, and foundation paper pieces way better than I ever could.

Not only did Jenny agree to share the star making load with Sarah, but she made me three. Yes, three! And how wonderful they are.


How lucky am I? Thank you, Jenny!

Susan

27 comments:

  1. Looks fab. I'm certainly not anti sneaking in as a bee member as I've done it in Brit Quilt myself alreayd :-)

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  2. She was not so quiet in Mouthy Stitches 2 :) but her work is amazing. I love those star blocks.

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  3. You are going to have a beautiful quilt.

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  4. Wow they are lovely, I love the colours. x

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  5. Now those really are superstars!!! Good idea to nab some impromptu help too.

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  6. Yay! Mum is awesome :-) lol

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  7. I've met Jenny and she is very very lovely and very talented too :) Her blocks are gorgeous!!!
    And I've just realised I've not posted your blocks to you yet - I'm really sorry! Will get them mailed ASAP!

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  8. Not lucky - very cunning I think!

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  9. They're stunning!
    P.S. Any idea why I thought the background for your stars was dark blue?!

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  10. Wow what a great combination of colours and skill!

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  11. Very lucky, indeed! I especially love the center block!

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  12. I have been watching, you are getting the most stunning stars every, those three included.

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  13. 3 beauties! And nothing wrong with a guest request! Especially when it is Jenny!

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  14. Fab blocks, still loving this colour scheme.

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  15. They are gorgeous blocks! I loved Jenny's makes in the Brit quilt swap and the MS swap :)

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  16. Right, you better start whipping Helen and Emily into shape, I am taking no excuses from anyone in January!

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  17. They're all great blocks, and who is anyone else to say you can't have a few interlopers on your project, the more the merrier! : )

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  18. Wow! These are so beautiful! It's going to be such a fabulous quilt! Jxo

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  19. Many Hands Make Light Work. This quilt will be enormous before you know it!...and wont you be a lucky ducky.. these blocks are fabulous.

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  20. Ooh those blocks are lovely, great piecing. I say, the more the merrier!

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  21. Oh wowzers, that centre block is amazing! Lucky you and fun to have guests contributing no?

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  22. eee!!! Mama Narco's blocs are SOOO pretty!

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