Friday, June 26, 2015

One Sketchy Bee - another Quilted Book Jacket Finished!

A quilty finish is always a thrill, but especially exciting when it is meant to surprise someone!
One Sketchy Bee
A quilty surprise for Lara from BuzzinBumble!
I knew this one would come as a shock & I couldn't wrap it fast enough once I finished!

Initially inspired by the little bee pattern, by Diane Fortune, found published in the book Love Embroidery (Amazon link - non affiliate). The stitch is a new one for me, called Roumanian Stitch.
This is my third quilted book cover, but because I wasn't really sure what I was making when I began, it came up a bit small. No worries, that's what scissors are for ;)
I was swearin sweatin a bit, but trimming the cover page did the trick. whew.

Because I have enjoyed 'meeting' Lara so much, I reached in the pool room for a bit of a fave print from Kokka.
Ahh, sweet homemade space.
It is a hot one here today folks - 100 degrees before 10AM, and a bit of smoke hovering over Vegas from California fires. My shutters are closed, fans are on, no ironing and no laundry allowed(grin).
I am looking forward to a weekend 'home-cation'!
Sharing this fun finish with several Friday link ups:
Can I get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFF, hosted this week by Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio


  1. What a wonderful gift. I have gotten to know Lara a bit through our blogs and she is such a sweet person. I am sure she is going to LOVE this treasure.

  2. This is just gorgeous. I love the colours, the design, the ribbon, every little bit is perfect. x

  3. What an adorable gift! I am sure the receiver is going to love it!

  4. Heidi, you completely bowled me over with your wonderful surprise! I Love this little journal so much!!! I keep it near me as I am busy with household and Quilty tasks, just so I can look at it and marvel over your beautiful craftsmanship! I am over the moon about it and am going to use it to practice Quilt doodles for sure... ala Lori Kennedy.
    I love all the details you added, the colors and fabrics of the quarter squares are favorites, the little tape measurer, the sweet handmade space fabric, and the wonderful embroidered bumblebee.
    I wish you all could see Heidi's amazing artistry in person, because it is even more wonderful than pictures can convey!!!
    Thank You Heidi...your little Sketchy Bee journal cover will be something I always treasure!!! You are a total Sweetheart!

  5. What an adorable and lovely gift. Ugh, 100 degrees before 10am is so not okay. :-P

  6. This is so cute. I don't envy you your weather though, I'm a cool weather kind of girl

  7. This is so cute. I don't envy you your weather though, I'm a cool weather kind of girl

  8. What a sweet finish. I love the bee.

  9. What a fabulous handmade gift! Thank you for lynking up with me for TIGFF!


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