Thursday, 12 July 2012

Meet Hamish!

I have been catching up on my bee blocks again.

First of all my block for Scrappy? Sew bee it! for Jeanne


I used Kona Pepper as the background which is almost black!  The scrappy bits will wander all over Jeanne's quilt like a colourful roadmap and she will connect them up with her own blocks if necessary!  This was fun to do and not too taxing!


My siggy block - bit like a window - but someone has been scratching the glass...I did a bit of free motion stitching..

And now for a more recent Bee the Star of Africa bee set up by May.  This bee is all about travel of the virtual kind!  We bee members are scattered across the world but are coming together in quilts!  I love that idea!

We are making blocks relating to our country and as there are a couple of other Brits - Janine and Benta ! - I decided to go all Scottish!

Patti set us the challenge of 8.5" or 10.5" square blocks in warm colours to reflect our country with a dotty border.  Now when I thought warm colours an image immediately popped into my head....I have just been prevaricating about getting on with it.  So do you want to meet Hamish??

Here he is 



I need a drawing to work from and this was inspired by a card that I gave to my husband actually!  Strange choice I know!


Here is Hamish in rough! Trying out the colours - odd choice there too!  But Highland cattle are that colour and the lilac represents a Scottish hillside covered in heather.  I take my Scottish representation seriously!




I added a dotty border as Hamish's big horns just wouldn't fit inside ...



Stage 4 was bonding Hamish to the background, stitching him on and adding a bit of hairiness and his nose!



And here he is finished!






Look at that face!  Would you get into a field with this guy?  Apparently Helen would as she is convinced she could stand between his horns and not get injured!   I am sure she could pull that trick off but I have never been tempted I have to say!


Now I just have to convince Patti she wants a Highland Bull in her quilt - or make another block!





24 comments:

  1. Hamish is fabulous! Wonderful block :)

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  2. Hamish is absolutely amazing!! Love Jeanne's block. That's on my schedule for today.

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  3. What neat blocks!! I don't know if I said it already, but I like the photos in the header on your blog.

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  4. OMG! I am so in love with Hamish. I think he is your best block yet. Amazing!!

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  5. LOL! My cats are out and Hamish is in! I love him, Nicky! Thanks.

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  6. Hamish is just fab! I'd love to have a little guy like that in a quilt of mine. Great make!

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  7. I love Hamish!! And whilst I wouldn't get into a field with him just for the sake of it I'd choose him and his family over a field of Friesians any day!

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  8. Hamish is awesome. You have created a brilliant block. Di x

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  9. My youngest son is Hamish!! he's ginger and hairy too! no horns though! I love the block!

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  10. I love Hamish, he just wants some friends!

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  11. Great blocks! Hamish is cute! =D

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  12. What a load of bull... ;o) You just need an Irish or Welsh member to make a sheep :oD

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  13. great block! how could your partner not love it.

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  14. Hamish is beautiful! Helen must be trick rider to think she can stand between the horns! This is a great block - you have done Scotland proud!!!

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  15. Love the blocks and Hamish is awesome!! :)

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  16. Your bee block is great. I had fun with this one too : )

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  17. Brilliant! If Patti doesn't want him, you can keep him until March, then I'll have him!

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  18. he is gorgeous clever you !!!! love him .

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  19. Awesome! He looks great Nicky! I need to get a move on on the bee blocks...

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  20. Love Hamish, especially his horns spilling over into the borders.

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  21. Can I have a hamish too - he's adorable !

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