Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Apologies

I am at a loss how to begin.  I feel like a ship who has done battle in a stormy sea, and eventually thrown onto a beach, spent and exhausted.

It is over.  Like a mother who has battled to deliver her child against all the odds today I have delivered, Bluebell Woods.  Bluebell is magnificent, in the way every mother thinks of her newborn child, perfect, and looks just how I imagined.

I cannot show you a photograph, for that I apologise, but Bluebell will be fully revealed in all her glory next week in the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop.  However, I did promise you a photograph and so I will honour that promise with one of the top of her head.


Next week I will also bring news of my circles quilt.


No it is not finished, this will be more of a progress report, just in case you thought I had forgotten it.

I am linking up with Pink Doxies for the  June Brave Quilter, I have a paper pieced rather large elephant in several pieces as part of a UFO.   It's another one I would like to put to bed.

Until then dear friends I bid you adieu,
parting is such sweet sorrow,
Kate (with giggles)

Linking up with


19 comments:

  1. Kate, you have the best sense of humor!! At first glance I was concerned, thinking that Blue Bell turned out so horrendous that you burned it and we would never gaze upon it. Now I see that you are just making us wait. That is fine - Good things are always worth waiting for. I think you are so funny - and yes, mother's always think their newborns are perfect and sometimes, only a mother could think that. Specifically thinking of those squished tiny heads after battling the birth canal. :-)

    I look forward to the big reveal of Bluebell as well as progress on your circles quilt. :-)

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  2. You are such a tease - we need more than her head!!! And I love the circles. Look forward to visiting next week. x

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  3. Oh, I do love a good tease. I will be patiently waiting for her reveal and the blog hop. Come to think of it I have a post to write :)

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  4. Oh, no apology needed, can't wait to see it!

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  5. Oh, you are such a tease, Kate! But I know it will be worth the wait, and I'm looking forward to seeing the big reveal!

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  6. Hahahah "The top of her head" - you're so funny Kate! Looking forward to your big reveal!

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  7. Congratulations on the finish Kate, looking forward to seeing Bluebell in all her glory!

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  8. Look forward too to see Bleubell and your elephant.

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  9. You tease us Kate, looking forward to the reveal !

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  10. I've heard it said before that quilting a very large quilt on a small machine is a lot like giving birth. Congratulations Mom! Looking forward to seeing your newest edition. You are such a card!

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  11. Now I'm curious...what do you have up your sleeve for those beautiful circles?! I can't wait to find out!!

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  12. Looking forward to seeing Bluebell! And those circles look very tempting. So delicious!

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  13. Well I'm glad you've finished, but like everyone else, I now can't wait for you to show us more than just her head. I like the colours you have chosen for your circles.

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  14. That's how I feel every time I get to the quilting part... it really is like birthing a baby! It looks like you should have a really fun reveal, and the blog hop sounds like a great way to meet a lot of other quilters.

    Hand sewing projects always go so slow... it looks like your circles project will turn out great!

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  15. Looking forward to the reveal of bluebell and your post for the new bloggers hop.

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  16. I'm looking forward to seeing your Bluebell Woods and the fabric colors in your circles quilt are gorgeous.

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  17. Popped by from Finish it up Friday - could you email me that info on the 2016 New Quilters Blog Hop? I would like to join in also.
    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-whole-nine-yards-of-fabric.html
    tvonzalez at gmail.com

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  18. Kate, I'm sure Bluebell Woods will be worth the wait. It certainly has been interesting to see you freeform piece it! Such a brave girl to even try. The circle blocks look interesting. I love the colors and can't wait to see the progress report next week. It looks like you have a lot to show us. The blog hop will be so much fun!

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  19. Thanks for linking up with #BraveQuilter for June, and hope to see more of this secret circles project soon.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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With smiles
Kate