Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Bee Blocks

I’ve had more energy lately….and I think I might be starting to nest. lol!  I’ve been obsessed with cleaning, knitting little baby hats, and sewing for baby.  Cooking and food shopping have not been high on my list of priorities but one’s husband can only starve for too long before going to the market, right?!

Since I’m not up for basting large quilts on the floor quite right now, I decided to get a jump on July’s bee block.  This block is for Susan in the Scrap Bee.  Susan requested a “square in a square” block using aqua, orange, and green.   

Fabric for Susan’s block came from the scrap basket, except the orange.  I picked some up recently because I have very little orange in the stash.  Using orange scares me….I love the orange tulip print above, but when it comes to using orange I hesitate to put it into a quilt. 

Am I the only one with an orange (or other color) phobia?

My block for the Scrap Bee was May.  My plan was to make a few extra blocks for my quilt so it would be a little larger for the baby.

I’ve made two blocks so far using scraps from other projects.

My favorite print is that zebra one.  Isn’t it fantastic!  It came in a scrap pack I bought online so I only have a small piece.

The first block seemed really time consuming to make….these blocks go really smoothly if you have your scraps cut into strips and pressed.  The second block went a lot quicker once I organized my scraps.  Not sure how many more I’ll end up making, but if your scrap bin is overflowing I highly recommend these blocks using this tutorial.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Sewing

I’m so happy to be able to show this Frenchy Bag (pattern by Amy Butler) on the blog because it’s finally finished.  I bought the fabric for this bag back in December and it’s been sitting in my “WIP” pile for what feels like forever.

Here she is!

Fabric is Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry.  This fabric line is awesome!  I might’ve picked up enough of it to make another bag….

This is a long over due gift for my brother’s girlfriend.  I hope she likes it!

Other things I’m working on….

I received this little bundle of fabric at the PMQG June Meeting.  Jay McCarroll was our guest speaker and brought lots of goodies to show us.  You can check out a full recap over on Andrew’s blog

Jay launched the Modern Quilt Guild’s Habitat Challenge at our meeting.  Each guild member was given a fabric pack to make an original block to submit for Jay to pick a winner.  I brainstormed for a bit and came up with something I like.  All of the blocks made will eventually go into charity quilts to send to Japan.