Sunday, 22 June 2014

Marina's Bee Block and favourite quilt

Hello, I'm Marina and am very pleased to be part of this lovely new guild. I have always been a craft-loving person, and have tried my hand at many things (with varying degrees of success). I learned how to quilt with my mother when I was small, and have been at it on and off ever since. I love bright colours and big patterns, and fun, happy quilts! 

The block I have chosen for this month is a Domino block, nice and easy but hopefully fun. There's a good tutorial here, but let me know if you have any questions or issues. The finished block will be 12 inches, don't worry about trimming it up, I'll do that once I've got them all. It would be great if the middle squares could be grey (fine if it's a pattern, even with some other colours mixed in, so long as it reads as grey overall), and if you could use some teal elsewhere in the block. It can be as coordinated or as scrappy as you like, just keep a bit of definition between the different sets, but otherwise go for it and do what makes you happy. Here are pictures of the two blocks I've made, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's! 

My favourite quilt for today is this log cabin:

Not the best photo, but the only one I have and you get the idea. This was made over the course of approximately two years, two continents, and two or three machines. It is my first full size bed quilt, log cabins are one of my favourite blocks, and now this one makes me smile and keeps me warm at night - what's not to like? I like the back just as much as the front, but sadly don't have a picture to show you just now.


  1. I love your log cabin quilt Marina, and very clever of you to combine the required photo of you with one of your quilt!

  2. Love the large scale log cabins.

  3. Love the fabric choice for the Log Cabin quilt, Marina :)