Monday, 30 January 2012
January Bee blocks and your money saving tips in action
These are my bee blocks for Jen this month. I finally got in the swing of making them and got some great tips from Melissa who has made her own tutorial. Thanks Melissa! Lets hope next months blocks wont take me as long now I know what I'm doing :-)
So, lets talk backing. I just LOVE Kona cotton but its so expensive to use as backing. A large single quilt would cost me around £45 to back and this Kingsize 100% cotton sheet was a mear £13 from tescos. I have taken all your advice and stuck to a sheet where the thread count is uder 200. Initially, I planned to get one from Ikea having read about the Dvala bed sheets they sell but I was really disappointed with the colour and quality. Ikeas version of white looks more nearer cream to me. This one from Tescos is as white as Kona white, looks and feels so much better.
I will let you know how I get on when I use it:-)
Posted by Dana at Monday, January 30, 2012