Friday, September 30, 2011

October Bee Blocks

It's not even October yet, but I got all my bee blocks done. For Sew Modern, Kristy put together this tutorial for the blocks she wanted. I'm a big fan of these blocks and have bookmarked this for future use, they are pretty clever!

 For do.Good Stitches, I'm the Queen Bee again this month. A big thank you to Amanda for switching with me. I was originally scheduled to host again in February, but I'll be a little busy having a baby that month!

I chose the LynneBobSquarePants block from Lily's Quilts. We are going scrappy with this one and anything goes for color choice. I can't wait to see what everyone sends me.

Excited to join some fellow PMQG members tonight for sewing night at a local shop. I know I'll have stuff to show you after then!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIP Wednesday {35}

Okay, I seem to be getting back into the swing of things and have a bunch of stuff to talk about this week. And I remembered why I do so many projects at once instead of focusing on one at a time.


After doing another 12 of these birdbath blocks I was ready to move on to something else. Thankfully, I'm DONE! No more of these blocks for me! I got started doing my layout. I have 9 extra blocks for the back. Keep in mind this is just the center of the quilt. Once I get these together and get the final measurements I have to decide on how many and how thick to make the borders.

I did start another little project this week. I saw on someone's blog that they were using their Petit Four for hexagons. I can't remember who it was so if it was you, give me a shout out and I would love to give you credit because the idea is genius! I have a Petit Four of Circa 1934 and I decided to use them for hexagons. I love having some hand work when I'm stuck watching Sesame Street at 6am! Now tell me, what should I do with the hexagons? A pillow, an apron, mini quilt?

And I got done my curtains for the dining room but this is still technically a WIP because hubby needs to hang the board for it. I'm a little too clutzy at this point in my pregnancy to be climbing ladders. Seriously.

I also did an initial fabric pull for my son's quilt! I've been hoarding my Neptune for something special and I think this qualifies. So I pulled a lot of Neptune and Prince Charming. The only thing I'm wondering about is the yellows on the top of this pile (the Prince Charming). Would you leave it in for contrast or is it just too different from the rest?

The idea right now is to do Jaybird Quilt's Fast Forward pattern with a Navy or Charcoal background. Technically her patterns use precuts, but I haven't found a jelly roll where I like the whole roll enough yet so I'll just cut my own strips. That's why I pulled so many fabrics.

And for now, I'm also piling up my work for Fridays PMQG sewing night. Probably going to focus on my neglected Double Wedding Ring. Exciting to have a little social sewing time, and maybe do a little boy fabric shopping. Btw - did I mention that I am now the Vice President for the Philly Modern Quilt Guild. Well, only until February when Anna Ziegner will take over for the rest of the year. Looking forward to helping the Guild grow!

Lee is back this week, so head over to Freshly Pieced to link up your own Works In Progress!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The results are in and there is a winner

Well, first off:

I'm in total shock because I was totally convinced it was a girl! But, I was also convinced my girl was a boy before the ultrasound. So that just proves that I shouldn't guess at things!

I'm really excited to have one of each though. And thank you all for such great fabric ideas! I'm ready to shop.

On to the giveaway.
For the pink stack of fabrics, Mr. Random Generator pulled:
Number 7 which is Laura!

For the blue stack, Mr. Random Generator pulled:

Number 70 was Lorri who said:
Congrats ladies, I'll be sending you an email for your address!


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