Monday, 30 June 2014

Strip Bees - United at Last!

So last weekend I took a little trip to London, to meet with the wonderful Strip Bee Ladies for the very first time.  

Packing my suitcase was a bit deja vu, because our original meet up was planned for March. Just hours before I was due to fly, Jen, our host for the weekend fell and broke her shoulder and we had to cancel. She couldn't have done it if she tried! 

So meeting up took on extra special meaning, and my goodness did we have a wonderful weekend.  First I met Amy in London and we took every opportunity to be tourists.  We just had to dive in to the M and M store to see the M and M wall, which I think would make a wonderful quilt. 

Of course we had the obligatory trip to Liberty, and then we headed to Chocy Wocky Do Dah, a wonderful chocolate shop, with cakes like you've never seen before.  I think this one was my favourite.  

We also visited The Cloth House which is even more beautiful on the inside.  Check out their brand new website, which even has video footage of the store, to some very 'folky' music! 

We also happened to be walking past Hamley's Toy Store, and I knew they had lifesize figures of the Royal Family on display upstairs.  So we endured the noise, flying toys and crowds to see Her Majesty in all her glory - isn't she fabulous!  

The next day was the day were we were all 6 together, hooray!  And we had a wonderful afternoon receiving our quilts.  They started off a year ago as just one strip, which everyone then added to.  Here's some shots of the Big Reveal.

And finally, here we all are with our quilts, on a glorious sunny summer's day. 

I had such a fantastic, special weekend.  It was so wonderful meeting everyone, and Jen looked after us like Kings.  I can't wait to do it all again, hopefully one day very soon!  

Sarah x

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  1. What gorgeous quilts!! And the pics of where you went--!! I love the Lego Queen! And that CAKE!! And I'm soooo jealous that you went to Liberty of London--how I'd love some of their fabric, the kind that Paula Nadelstern uses for kaleidoscopes. Ha, talk about synchronicity: I just saw on anthoer blog a Union Jack pillow that I want to make for my mum! This is sooo cool that you live in the Channel Islands, a place I do hope to get to one of these days. It would have to be the same trip when I go to Wales, another place on my bucket list. I live in southeastern Canada.

  2. What a fun time away. I love all those strip quilts, each one is beautiful. Making a strip seems to make more sense (and more fun) than making a single block.

  3. Sounds wonderful Sarah! I love the photo of all your quilts lined up on the washing line-so cheerful and bright. I'll also definitely have to check out that cake shop!!

  4. Oh how fun! The quilts look beautiful! xo jan

  5. It really was lovely, Sarah, and I am so glad we all got to finally meet. My sewing room loved her farewell party!

  6. It was a fabulous weekend. It's a shame the others missed champagne in the hot tub!

  7. So pleased to hear you finally all met up and swapped your quilts. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Very envious of the shopping you did beforehand!

  8. It appears that you are naked behind your quilt! Haha, I know it's not true! When I started reading I thought the M&M wall was a cross stitch or tapestry. It would make a lovely quilt too.


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