Saturday, 2 March 2013

Shocking Shoes

The Star of Africa international Bee reach Tina's month in January.  Tina is a self confessed shoe addict, and wants to make a quilt representing shoes from around the world.  There are 4 members of the bee based in the UK, so I have been trying to stick to machine embroidery to make my blocks different to other people's.  I live within 5 miles of Windsor Castle, so I think I am allowed to be influenced by the castle.

Tina was happy with whimsical representations of shoes, or realistic ones, so I went for a bit of both.  I found an embroidery design of Victorian boots, and did my own design of Queen Victoria.  I had some fab fabric printed with Converse type boots and matched the Victorian Boots with the bright yellow, and then Queen Victoria with the shocking pink.
I hope Tina loves the block as much as I loved making it. 

Next - Fiona's block, she wants houses, I think I may need to move away from machine embroidery and try paper piecing for this one.


  1. I love your block Benta, I bet it is the first time Queen Victoria and Converse boots have been put together!

  2. lol at Fiona! And yeah, get to the paper piecing!

  3. Love the shoe fabric! x

  4. Just followed the flickr link here. I don't know how these passed me by - they're wonderful :)

  5. How lovely! Am sure Tina will ove it!


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