Monday, 23 June 2014


You need 6 winning numbers to win the lottery?! Well, there were 6 winners in my garden on Saturday when we finally handed over our strip bee quilts ... I definitely hit the jackpot when I joined this online quilting bee :)

It all started a year ago thanks to Maria who asked us to make a strip of any colour and design, then pass it on to the next person for them to add a strip.  We didn't start out intending to meet at the end because we live all over the UK and Jersey - but thank goodness we did ... we had such fun - I was quite emotional:

On Saturday, we had the 'great reveal' and we were all reunited with our quilts. Here they all are - beautiful quilts, beautiful ladies:

(My strip was the bottom one)


Not sure my photo in the garden does this amazing quilt justice so here it was on my table:

(Mine - the arrows at the bottom)

(I added the baskets)


(I started it with the 3rd strip down)

(I paper pieced the butterflies)

(I added the fourth strip)

I also received some gorgeous presents:

And learnt some new tricks:

And thoroughly enjoyed having the girls coming to stay and play in my loft:

More importantly, I've made new friends ... aaahhhhh! I loved meeting all of you -  you'd never have thought we hadn't met before by the amount of chatting that went on! What a wonderful weekend ... fancy a reunion in Wales next year, ladies?!


  1. Next year?!? No, long before that! Such a fab weekend :-)

  2. It was, as you would say, FABBY!

  3. Looks like you all had a great time and your quilts look fab - Chris :D

  4. How very lovely; the meet-up must have been every bit as great as the quilts (and they were awfully nice!).

  5. AMAZING! I can't believe how well they have all turned out - they all look as if they have been planned! :-)

  6. If only my favorite quilting people didn't live so far away!

    Looks like a fabulous time, and the quilts all turned out so well. What a great idea!

  7. What a wonderful time, and such fun quilt tops. Your loft was the place to be.

  8. Oh wasn't it wonderful, thank you SO much for having us all Jennifer!! And I can't wait for the day (soon!) that we can meet again and quilt our masterpieces :-))

  9. What delightful quilts they all turned out to be! A breath of spring and summer to have all year round. Thanks for sharing them with us all.

  10. It was a lovely weekend Jen, thanks so much for having us.... looks like you were busy after I left :) Good luck with the move, I will see you in Wrexham!!

  11. Very excited for you that you all were able to get together. All of your quilts are so lovely and so very different. I bet they each suit the personality of the owner. It looks like you had a smashing good day and made some great memories as well as friends. Congrats on the finishes!!

  12. Oh, Jen!
    Such a sucess!
    I love the cups you made for Sarah!
    The other ones are fine too, but I just love the cups!
    This was so fun to atend (from my lap top) nice to see all of your fantastic works!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. What a cool and wonderful meeting. Looks like a blast to me! All the quilts are unique and will hold such memories. I love all your strips for sure. You are such a creative one. Thanks for sharing all this quilty fun!

  14. The quilts are all so beautiful!! I can imagine how much fun you all had. =)


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