Archive - June, 2009

My Block Party Quilt

The quilt that I made with all of the women involved in Block Party, a virtual quilting bee, is finished and it’s beautiful!

Block Party Quilt - Rocking Chair

Each and every block in this quilt is perfect.

Block Party Quilt

Right?? I’m so lucky this is mine.

If you click through to this photo on flickr, you can see a collage with a photo of each block and link to who made them. That’s one batch of seriously talented ladies! I’m thrilled to be doing this bee with all of them.

Here’s the pieced back I put together based on all the fabric I had left.

Block Party Quilt - Back

Permit me to show you some more pretty pictures of it!

Block Party Quilt - Rumple Detail Block Party Quilt - Detail

I genuinely love this quilt so much and the fact that it was made with help from so many of the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know though this amazing online quilting/blogging community makes me love it even more.

Block Party Quilt - Folded Up

It measures 75″ x 75″ and it’s going to live with me on my couch.  All the time.  Have I mentioned that I love it??

Simple baby boy quilt top.

Put together this little baby boy quilt top based on Denyse Schmidt’s What a Bunch of Squares quilt. It’s a gift for family friends.

Baby Boy What a Bunch of Squares Quilt

Fun to be working with a small quilt again after my bigger Block Party one.  Speaking of, I’m mere stitches on the binding away from finishing it!  Can’t wait for you to all see it done!

It’s official.

I’m in love with my Block Party quilt!

The top is all finished…

Finished Block Party Quilt Top

…and I’ve been quilting away.

Quilting my Block Party quilt

I should be done soon!

Funky Wonky Squares Quilt!

Clearly I’m not the most creative at coming up with quilt names… oh well – I guess this says it all!

Wonky Blocks Quilt

All finished! I love it. Love love love it. I think it’s so youthful and funky and just fun!

Wonky Blocks Quilt Detail

For the back I did a simple strip of patchwork – mostly solids with a pop of pattern! The patterned fabric is the circles from Mingle. Man am I ever obsessed with those right now… I think I bought them in every colorway!

Wonky Blocks Quilt Back

And the chocolate brown binding adds a nice frame to it.

Wonky Blocks Quilt all folded up

It’s listed in my shop!

A finished quilt top.

Been working on these blocks for a long time and they are finally all done and sashed in my usual white.

Latest Quilt Top

I’m excited to see this one come together. I’ll hopefully make real progress this weekend!

Wacky Birds

Recently got some of these Jay McCarroll birds.   Don’t know why I hadn’t bought any before.  They are so weird and I love them.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Home Ec. Class!

A quick note for my LA based readers…

I’m teaching a patchwork pillow class for Home Ec. at Reform School on June 22nd, this coming Monday evening.  Maybe you’re interested?  Check out more details or sign up here! We’ll be making log cabin blocks and chatting about improvisationally piecing them.  And then we’ll turn them into a pretty pillow!

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I would love to see you there!

This and that.

Is what my weekend sewing was filled with!

I pulled fabrics for a new quilt.  I’ve decided to completely indulge my love of red & aqua.  I haven’t made a full quilt in only those colors before, so it’s time!

Red & Aqua Fabric

Then I got started on some blocks!

Red & Aqua Blocks

I got a fat quarter of the amazing Paint By Number Birds in a swap with Ashley and have already cut into it!

Red Bird

I am not a fabric horder. Ok, if you saw my stash right now you’d probably disagree ’cause it’s big. But now that my job is over, I’m back on the buying ban (“except solids and batting!” – a phrase my husband hears over and over!) and I am gonna use my stash like crazy. Sometimes once it’s gone I miss an out of print fabric, but mostly if I use a fabric in a number of quilts, usually I feel like I’ve had my time with it. And plus, there’s always so much new fabric to focus on!!

Anyhow – otherwise, this weekend I made the back for my Block Party quilt. Still waiting on two last blocks but am gonna put this baby together the second I get ‘em!

Block Party Quilt Back

And lastly I caught up on my last due bee block! This one is for Sew Connected 2.

Sew Connected 2 - May

Hope that you all have great weeks. I know that I will since unemployment is back and that means sewing sewing sewing sewing and a bit more… well… sewing!

Wanna know what makes me happy?

Sunny fabric!

Sunny Fabric

And amazingly generous friends!

Heather Ross

Elizabeth sent me some Heather Ross fabrics for no reason other than that she’s just so so nice!!

And the last thing that makes me happy?  Friday! It’s Friday!  Today is my last day on my latest job (I’m freelance) and I feel like school’s out for summer! Wheee! Hope that you all have wonderful weekends!

My sewing machine.

Sew, Mama, Sew! posted a little interview with me about my sewing machine.  Check it out!

Sewing Machine

I don’t have a fancy machine, but she’s served me right!

Lots of bee blocks

Recently got almost all caught up on my bee blocks! I do so enjoy the process of being in bees. Small projects!

Blocks for Ashley for Block Party – she’s not going to use sashing when she assembles the blocks, so I hope the white and pink frame works!

Block Party - Ashley

Carol‘s blocks for 12 Squared:

12 Squared - June

And the block for Amanda and  Sew Connected 2.

Sew Connected 2 - June

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