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Monday, 27 May 2013

May Bee Blocks

Well another month is here and it is time for the Bee Blocks.

For the Simply Solids: a modern bee, this triangle block. The block is quite large but fun to do. My Bee mate posted a tutorial if you wanted to give it a try. The link is to Little D and Me at learningtosewasigo.blogspot.ca/2013/04/simply-solids-triangles.html

 The next block up was the Garden Fence block. These were requested to be in her daughters favourite colours. This just happens to be my daughters favourite colours too. Bet their quilt does not turn out orange and green like my daughters quilt. Some people can just stay on target! I think I need lessons.

Every month I think how lucky I am to be in a quilting bee. Love it to pieces. 

Thank you ladies!!!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

April Bee Blocks

The Bee Block finishes. Very fun blocks.

Scrappy Jar Star block.

Paint Box block. I seem to have misplaced the pictures. Gone! They were extremely cute.

Heart block. The blocks are not that big, that is a little person's hand. Jordan is my biggest fan.

Love being in Bee's. They make me keep going, or just get up and start sewing. As it is for someone else, you can not put it off. Sometimes outside motivation is all you have. Work it baby!

Friday, 24 May 2013

Happy Mother's Day - a little late

I wrote this prior to leaving for Smithers. Thought about editing but.....

Happy Mother's Day! I hope everyone has a fabulous day! My daughter took me to Jurassic Park 3D! Yeah! I am so up for this. (It did not disappoint, loved it!!!)

Kelly's quilt is done! One corner left to hand sew (Now all done and not washed!!!). Then into the wash tonight (I am torn about washing, I know some of my quilts are out there a long time prior to being washed. Scrunchy goodness versus crispy sleek newness. It's a dilemma. Lately I have been wondering about the chemicals in the fabric. Any thoughts on this?)

I did straight line quilting cause I love it. Still not sure how all the green snuck into my turquoise and red quilt, but I love it. Reminds me of growing things.

On the back I used the remnants of the wasteful tree blocks! Love the back! A big thank you to Robyn who kept me motivated and sewing to get this quilt done!!! She did most of the piecing on the back.

I am going to have to carry this quilt onto the plane as it weighs a ton. It is for my Marsha Stewart daughter so will have to wrap accordingly. Note to self - get bag, bows and ribbon! And a card! I am sooo pleased I finished this on time.

Quilt dimensions: 66 x 82

Kelly's birthday placemats - four done, two to hand bind! I can always finish them up there, after all they were due in March.

During the Sew Mama Sew give aways rebecca of http://sewfestivehandmade.blogspot.ca/ asked how you get sewing done if you work full time. Snapped a picture of my table!

On the sewing machine is the last square for my 2nd brothers quilt, Morgan's birthday quilt, Nevermore, Jordan's birthday quilt, Salt Water, and a new star quilt that I saw on Faith's blog at http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/. Bought the pattern and have started cutting out two quilts.

So Happy Mother's Day to me! Doing what I love! Off to make my May Bee Blocks.

Linking up to TGIFF at sewhungry.blogspot.ca