Wednesday, August 11, 2010
And I bought some fabric yesterday for a new quilt for my oldest son. I still haven't finished his first one, but I want to keep that one at home. This new one will be for daycare. He is a little scared to be moving to a different room, the one for pre-schoolers, so he thinks a new cars quilt might make it a little easier on him. Who am I to deny him that? I'm thinking just a simple strip quilt with these fabrics, although I'm playing with the idea of appliquing his name on there somehow, since daycare things often turn up missing.Purchased from fabricshoppe on Etsy.
Monday, July 12, 2010
The new ones by themselves:
This one might be my favorite so far. It's so simple, but makes a strong statement to me. I think it looks like a Christmas wreath!
I'm glad to only have two bee blocks to make this month, and I'm a procrastinator, so I feel like I have a little time to work on some personal stuff until later in the month. I want to make another little travel pillow for my youngest son, to match his big brothers.
It's late and I'm off to bed now. :)
Friday, July 9, 2010
Here is pretty much all of my Katie Jump Rope fabric cut up into strips. I sent the packages out for the bee yesterday. I had totally underestimated the time it would take to cut them all, and cut the white center strips, and seperate them out for 11 people, and cut the foundation paper, and package them up. I debated sending each person larger chuncks of fabric, and letting them cut, but I wanted to make these more enjoyable for the participants, and all that cutting can get tedious, so I just cut them myself. I hope everyone got a wide variety of strip widths, and I know everyone got almost every print. There were only a couple that didn't have quite enough for everyone, but they all got over 20 prints for sure. I can't wait to see what these ladies make!
There were two people who needed a break from the bee this month, so we found some replacements for them, and I sent each of them a Scentsy Bar in Paradise Punch for helping out. I know they both have warmers already, so I hope they like this scent. I'm pretty sure they haven't smelled it before, since it just came out last week!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I hope to have more to share soon!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I learned a great tip in the very first post! Even though I'm pretty diligent about pinning, I have always pinned perpendicular to the seam, removing the pins as I go. Amy has a picture on her post showing how she puts a pin in the middle, parallel to the seam. As long as the pin is in far enough to miss the presser foot, then it can be left in while sewing. I think this will really help me keep my fabrics lined up the whole time I am piecing. Thanks so much for that tip, Amy!
The instructions for Blocks One and Two can be found here. It's certainly not too late for you to join too!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
And just for kicks - The original.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Here is my first block for the Not Your Grandma's Quilting Bee - The Bumble Bees.
Kendra asked for blocks inspired by coin quilts, and here is what I came up with.
For the other Bee that I organized on a private board, Mary wanted a specific pattern. The fabric is Martinque by 3 sisters for Moda and it was wonderful to work with. She sent honeybun strips, so some of the cutting was already done for us. Very nice! What do you think?
I should have some more to post soon, because I still have one May block to do (the fabric was lost in transit), and I need to be working on all my June blocks too!
Thanks for Reading :D