Thursday, 20 June 2013

A lovely surprise

Over the last month or so, I've been getting regular squishy mail in the form of bee blocks from my Scrappy? Sew Bee It girls. They have outdone themselves on these blocks - so many favorite fabrics have been used, and they are looking fabulous all together. I'm still not sure what layout I'll use - it's a lot of fun playing around with them though.


The latest one to arrive today was from my lovely bloggy friend Janine (Rainbow Hare), who didn't just send me her block. Oh no - she added this AMAZING mini to the parcel. I'm absolutely gobsmacked with this quilt - the detail is amazing. The faerie's arm actually moves, so she can point to 'eat', 'sleep' or 'sew'. Honestly, the photo does it no justice at all - the faerie is three dimensional, and Janine has added a lot of hand and machine embroidery. Seriously beautiful - thanks so, so much Janine, you've made a dreary week a whole lot happier!


xx Jess

22 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

What a stunningly beautiful mini! I can tell it has certainly brightened your week! And the bee blocks are great too!

Willit Neverend said...

Love the mini

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Wow! What a beautiful surprise!
Your bee blocks look great too.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Amazing mini and the blocks look so great!

barcord said...

That mini is just so special. Well done your good friend.

snips said...

Wow, now that's a happy mail day! Love your blocks and super awesome mini! Lucky you:)

Charlotte said...

so clever! I assume it will be permanently stuck on "sew"?

Jessica said...

Totally love both! That mini is so imaginative!

Tammy said...

The blocks are pretty. But the fairy mini is absolutely amazeing.

Leanne said...

Those are beautiful bee blocks! And the mini is stunning.

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

That is the coolest mini ever!!

Heather D. said...

Cool blocks! It's neat seeing a bunch of them together, and seeing the secondary pattern that is formed.

CJ said...

Wow, what a beautiful surprise. She is very talented I think.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh gosh, that quilt is going yo be seriously yummy! Isn't Janine just the loveliest person!

Gaye said...

Would your friend be willing to publish a pattern for her mini quilt? What a great idea!

amy said...

eeeee, those are gorgeous blocks! i cannot WAIT to see the finished product!!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the blocks! And Janine sent a great mini lucky you!

Julianne said...

How fun, what a nice gift! I love her texty wings...so cute!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh that quilt is going to look amazing! One bee had this block for the month a few months ago but we could just choose our own colours. I love how these are all matching!

kelly o! said...

I absolutely love the quilt blocks! They're fabulous, and I cannot wait to see the completed quilt. Wonderful!

Janine said...

I nearly missed this post! So glad it arrived - albeit somewhat crumpled! The bee blocks look amazing. I love the way the centre squares make them look as if they overlap :)

Katy Cameron said...

Fab blocks, and gorgeous wee mini!