We are in full Holiday mode here and it has been hard to find large bits of time to work on the quilting of Charlotte's quilt. The sewing room is also full to the rafters with donation quilts for my guild which makes it a little difficult to move around in.(They were made by guild members and I'm storing them until delivery). I've been a bit sewing deprived so when Molli Sparkles posted the wildcard block for the Honey Pot Bee I took it as an opportunity to squeeze in a little bit of sewing.
Jason Yenter meets Sarah Watts in these blocks with a little Japanese neutral thrown in for the tree trunks. Don't you think the Lions look like Aslan from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. That was the first series of books I can remember falling in love with as a kid.....nope Harry the Dirty Dog and Curious George came before that.
My quilting life is a busy as a bee hovering around a honey pot so I don't really need another bee, but this one is just perfect cause I don't have to do anything if I don't want too, or if my life goes off the rails somehow. And heck if all the blocks are as easy as this one which comes from a tutorial by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter I'll be able to do it in my sleep. Just kidding, when I sleep I sleep. Plus we get to pretend we are princesses and wear tiaras (I'll have to get one) and drink sparkly wine. What could be better.?
The best thing of all is I'm going to make this quilt entirely from my stash. Well if I cheat a little you will never know.
I collected all these fabrics here for a project in the past which I never got around to making. I may not use them all and I may toss in something else if I think it will work better.
Here you have it. There's lots of Cotton and Steel, a little Violet Craft a little Dear Stella and other miscellaneous stuff from my past.
I doubt I will post again until after boxing day so Happy Solstice my friends (yes today is the shortest day and they start getting longer tomorrow. Yay!) Merry Christmas, have a wonderful holiday and I'll see you back between boxing day and New Years when I link up with Cheryl's Best of 2016. I'm linking this post to Let's Bee Social.
Do you have your tiara yet?