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Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Bee Blocks

I've been a busy bee! I recently completed all my bee blocks for the month of August, so I could free up some time for other projects in the works.

First up is the Newbee Hive #7 block. The Queen wanted a Wonky Pinwheel block with a color scheme of grey, pink and yellow.

I have been wanting to try this block out for quite some time, so I was excited my hive mate picked it for her month. It was very easy and fun to make. I love the color scheme, and I am not a big fan of yellow but this is just pretty.

I also completed my ThreadDivas bee block for August. The Queen requested a Donut Block, she provided the instructions. Her color scheme was red and white. She was gracious enough to send us out the small red squares for the block so that we could match colors for her red and white quilt to be.

I love the red she chose. It's a deep cranberry red. I made up some small pinwheel blocks with the cut off corners of the snowballed blocks to send along. I am excited to see her quilt finished. I have added a red and white quilt to my "to do" list. I don't know about you but my "to do" list is an ever growing one. I'll be lucky to finish it up by the time I'm 95.

I've also been working on a Union Jack Pillow for the Pillow Pop Sew Along on ThreadBias. I did mine a little different than in the book but I am happy with the results so far.

Instead of making a bunch of little Union Jack's I made one big one for the front. You can find the pattern over at Mollie Sparkles blog here. I should be finishing this up soon!

I have a lot more planned to do this week, but we will see how that goes as this is also the first week back to school for the kiddos. Yikes!! Wish us all luck!

I'd love to know what you are working on this week!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Birthday finish and a Fabric Sale!

If you need to add some fabric to your stash head on over to Lark Cottons for their Summer Designer Sale! 
Save 40% on fabric by Creative Thursday, Laurie Wisbrun, Malka Dubrasky,
Lucie Summers, and Rosemarie Lavin.  
Discount applied automatically to the shopping cart.  No coupon code needed!

I've been away from the blog for awhile busy working on packing up my house for the big move. I have been sewing when I can in between cardboard boxes and sorting and cleaning. I have a baby blanket under way for one of my Mom's coworkers. They are expecting a little girl. So I decided to use some Up Parasol by Heather Bailey.

I just love this line it's so pretty and feminine. I decided to go with the Churn Dash block because it's one of my favorites and it is so versatile.

I've also been working on the Mini Medallion being hosted over at Clover and Violet along with Sew Lux Fabric. There is a new post each month with directions for each section of the Medallion. I got caught up and have the first two sections finished.

I am excited to see what this looks like when its finished, its my first Medallion.

I also joined a Birthday Swap over on Flickr. The July Birthday girl had a room done in the theme of Peacocks. So I made a mini quilt with those colors in mind and sent some other little treasures along.

I used a mixture of Kona and AMB solids and just a few pieced of some peacock fabric that I had left over from another project.
So what have you been working on this week?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Economy Blocks

I have recently been making up some fun economy blocks. I have not decided what I am going to do with them all yet, but am leaning towards making an I spy quilt with them.

 This is my first try at any kind of paper piecing. I really loved the process of it, once I figured it out. These were very addictive and there are so many possibilities.

I love the little frogs! They are my favorite, probably because I collect them.

Here are a couple others that I made.
Little fishing frogs.

Big Frog, Little Frog

I don't usually have a lot of fussy cut friendly fabrics on hand, I will definitely need to add to my stash because these were just to fun to make.

If you are looking for some fussy cut friendly fabrics might I suggest checking out Lark Cottons. They have several fussy cut friendly fabrics on their site. Here are just a few that I found:

I think these cows and other farm animals would be really cute for a farm theme.

Park and Moo by Alexander Henry

Farmyard Fresh by October Afternoon
I think these fresh fruits would make really cute economy blocks.

To Market To Market-Red Apples by Robert Kaufman

And let's not forget the birds and the bees, or bugs...

Cardinal's and Yellow Lady bugs- by Charley Harper

Wee Wander Glow Friends - by Sarah Jane

I think these would be really cute for an I spy quilt! You can find all of these and more at Lark Cottons.

I would love to see your I spy economy blocks!

Happy quilting.

Linking up with Stitch by Stitch

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday Stash

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend in the states! I know mine was busy and filled with family, friends, and beautiful fireworks.

I picked up these lovelies for the Color Brick Swap I'm hosting.

First up Orange, which is a color that is lacking in my stash.

 The bottom print is from the Daydreams collection by Kate Spain, its Reflections in Persimmon. In the middle is of course some lovely Happy Go Lucky- Jump in orange by Bonnie and Camille. And last but not least is the Tapestry mosaic in Tangerine.

Next up- Grey

The top and middle prints are from the Flats collection, top is Diamond Rings in Slate and the middle is Polka dots in Stone. Love these prints. On the bottom is Grey Honeycomb from the Shades of black, again one of my favorites.

Last but not least- Low Volume

I picked up some Paris Flea Market-Paris map in china white, along with some Boho in Basic Earth. The top print is from the Barcelona line, City map in Crème. I'm in love with map fabric right now. Its kind of an obsession of mine at the moment.

Here's to a wonderful week!

Linking up with Mollie Sparkles

Monday, June 30, 2014

Mystery swap update.

"Monday, Monday so good to me..."

I wanted to update you all on the Mystery Swap. First off thank you to all who filled out the questionnaire. I received some really good feed back. Most of you liked Spain the best, sorry Morocco. I have made some changes per all of your feedback.

So due to popular demand I am going to open the Summer Vacation Swap- Theme: Spain, to 56 participants. Each participant will be responsible for 1 yard of fabric that goes with the theme. Each yard will be cut into 56 - 5" charm squares. Each participant may sign up for up to two slots, possibly more depending on how fast we fill up. You must have a flickr account and can sign up here.

Fabric can be based on color or the inspiration board, a design that goes with the theme and so on. The only No, No's would be NO kids prints or batiks. Fabrics need to be vibrant and spicy! Pretty simple right. I will post mail dates once the swap is full.

Now for the best part fabric inspiration!!

Have a great Monday, Monday!

Linking up with Drowning in Fabric.