Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Quilting: Quilting Bees


I got everything done for June Bees so I can focus my energy on moving at the end of the month. I've been working on so much! With everything done for other people maybe I'll have time to finish my shower curtain tomorrow.

First up we have the Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee and two very different quilts. One is for Karie's son. She wanted to do something special for him since he is the youngest and always getting his big brother's hand me downs. She sent along Heather Ross goldfish fabric and asked for block in blue and orange using the print or applique blocks that didn't use the print. I ended up making two applique blocks.


The quilts journey so far. Her starter block is the top center, mine are on the left and the other three have been created by other quilters on the journey.

The next one is for Cindy. She didn't really have too many guidelines she said to just make whatever the starter block inspired you to make. She also said red was her favorite color. This is what I came up with:

This is the quilts journey so far. Her starter block is the top left.

And the finally I have June's blocks for Sew2Speak done. The request was flying geese. I'd never made this before and used a great method that didn't allow for too much wasted fabric like some of the other methods I've seen. You can find it here.

I should have pressed them better so they would have looked nicer in the pictures, but in my apartment I can't run the air conditioner and the iron at the same time without blowing a fuse. Then I have to go outside and downstairs to the creepy basement to reset the circuit... as I often forget that I have one going before I turn the other one on. The microwave causes the same dilemma. Anyway I didn't feel like sacrificing air for my iron especially since they were about to get folded and squished to go into their envelope for their journey back to Canada. I can't wait to move!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Quilting: Quilting Bee - The Stitchin' Bee


I got some sewing in this morning. I made this block for Jennifer in on of my quilting bees. She sent some great fabrics and asked for a 12.5x12.5 block in any style as long as it was "organic". I hope this qualifies as organic. I think I'll have to make some blocks for myself that are similar to this one. This is probably my favorite block out of the ones I have made for bees and it will be hard to give it up! I hope she enjoys it!