Like coming home to a huge box of batting.
Oh batting! You have such potential…
Or actually having a little something going on on the design wall…
Progress on blocks for one of the bees I’m in.
On a completely different topic…. A couple of you have mentioned Project Runway so I thought I would clarify. This season that’s about to start airing on the 20th is not the one that I cast. Season 6 got all caught up in a legal battle when the show switched to Lifetime and now it’s finally airing. It’s gonna be the same great show so please do watch! And then… watch again next season when you’ll see all of my hard work!
I’ve been getting lots of sewing details out of the way recently.
I made a cute sample quilt for my class later this month.
It’s little – 24″ x 36″ and makes me realize I need to branch out in my quilting more. I love the texture all these straight lines give it.
Also stitching up labels… I like that these fill my TV time along with binding stitching.
And bees! I’m all caught up on all of my bees! Just need to pop all of these into the mail…
Now I need to dive back into a this 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!
Each and every block in this quilt is perfect.
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.
Permit me to show you some more pretty pictures of it!
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.
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??
I’m in love with my Block Party quilt!
The top is all finished…
…and I’ve been quilting away.
I should be done soon!
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!
Then I got started on some blocks!
I got a fat quarter of the amazing Paint By Number Birds in a swap with Ashley and have already cut into it!
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!
And lastly I caught up on my last due bee block! This one is for Sew Connected 2.
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!
And amazingly generous friends!
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!
Recently got almost all caught up on my bee blocks! I do so enjoy the process of being in bees. Small projects!
Only had time to get a couple of blocks done this weekend. Spent most of the weekend shopping as working on a show like Project Runway will make you paranoid about your outfit!!
The blocks for the first month of the 12 Squared bee.
It was so much fun to work with these bright and vibrant colors.
On a different note – my job takes me to Seattle later this week and then I head to NYC. I know I want to hit up Purl Soho, but anyone have any other recommendations of fabric or other fun stores that I can’t miss out on while I’m in either city??
This weekend I made a bunch of blocks that are headed off to different homes.
First, April’s blocks for Block Party. Megan sent the fabric this month and man, she’s got some good taste! A couple of the fabrics are on their way to me now… couldn’t resist buying some after seeing them in person.
I love this little owl on the left. He’s just so pissed off. Cracks me up every time I look at him.
And I was a little late to the party, but I’m officially in love with with Wonderland by MoMo. So many cute print in the line. A bit ended up in the center of this second block:
Sure is fun to try new things on individual blocks!
Now that these are all done, maybe I can get some work done on a quilt. This whole having a job thing sure does cut into the sewing time!