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

The girliest of girly baby quilts!

I finished up the super girly baby quilt. I love it!

Girly Baby Quilt

That photo isn’t so great but you can see the design… Here’s one with colors that are truer…

Girly Baby Quilt

It’s been so long since I’ve finished a quilt. This little one makes me happy!

Girly Baby Quilt Girly Baby Quilt

The back with a bit more of the amazing Far, Far Away… so cute!

Girly Baby Quilt Back

I usually go with a solid binding, but I occasionally like a small scale print one… I think this one came out well!

Girly Baby Quilt Binding

Happy Monday everyone!  For me, this is the last week on my job… I will miss the paychecks but I can’t wait for all of the soon to arrive sewing time!

Almost done!

I’ve been quilting…

Quilting

…and stitching.

Stitching

It has felt so great to be working on a quilt again – just a bit more binding stitching and it’s going to be all done.

Meanwhile, can you believe it’s already June?? I can’t! Happy June to all of you!

More fabric.

I didn’t buy any fabric at all on my trip. But I DID do some more shoppin’ on my computer and this turned up!

Stack of Fabric

Yes – I do realize that I used to blog about sewing and not just show you stacks of pretty fabric. Sorry about that.  It will change soon!

Ribbit.

Ribbit.

Meanwhile, I had joined in on Chaletgirl’s vintage sheet swap and check out what I got back. I scored!

Vintage Sheet Fat Quarters

I can’t wait to sew tons of quilts with all of this new fabric!

I’m back!

Finally! I’ve so missed blogging and sewing and all of you! Between the work trip and the job in general, I’ve not had a second to sit in front my sewing machine in almost three weeks. But this weekend we were reunited!

I have other projects going that I should have worked on, but I allowed myself to just have fun. I made some super girly quilt blocks.

Girly.

And it lead to a girly baby quilt top!

Girly Baby Quilt top

Can’t wait to make the back, get it sandwiched, and quilt it. Oh it’s been so long since I’ve finished a quilt!!

On pause.

That’s what this blog will be until later this month! I’m leaving town later today for a bit and I know there will be no sewing done meanwhile. Fabric shopping might be a different story… Something that there’s been no lack of around here recently.

Fabric pile

Even managed to nab one yard of the precious latest Heather Ross.

Princess

And while my friends and family know and love me, it’s only you, my bloggyland friends who really “get” my fabric cravings. Proof: In an astonishingly kind gesture, Amanda Jean put a little birthday gift in the mail to me.

VW Vans

Yes. That’s right. You are seeing what you are seeing. VW Vans!!! A fat quarter of each and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I was all out and you all know just how hard it is to get your hands on this stuff these days! I’ve decided that I’m not cutting into until I’m making a baby quilt for MY baby. Who know when that will be, but the buses are going untouched until then! Thanks Amanda Jean!!

Meanwhile, I’m slowly, occasionally, adding a block to the wall.

Blocks

Oh hi.

Block close up

Back in a couple of weeks…!

A couple more blocks

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.

12 Squared - May

It was so much fun to work with these bright and vibrant colors.

12 Squared - May

12 Squared - May

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??

Another class!

A quick post to mention that I’m going to be teaching another class for Home Ec. at Reform School!  It’s a one night class on how to make a patchwork pillow sleeve!  First we’ll improvisationally piece a wonky log cabin block and then we’ll turn it into a pillow sleeve. All on the evening of Thursday May 28th.

Pillow for Home Ec. Class

Should be fun! Click over here and scroll down through all of their amazing classes (I might need to take the glass beads one!!) to sign up!

Pillow for Home Ec. Class

Weekend blocks

This weekend I made a bunch of blocks that are headed off to different homes.

First, April’s blocks for Block PartyMegan 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.

Block Party - April

I love this little owl on the left. He’s just so pissed off. Cracks me up every time I look at him.

Block Party - April detail

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:

Block Party - April detail 2

I also got a couple more blocks done for Jacquie and Project Improv so that she has an even number to get more quilt tops finished up.  Orange & pink – can’t go wrong!

Blocks for Jacquie

And lastly – my block for April of Sew Connected 2.  I started with inspiration from Amanda Jean‘s tutorial on zig zags with no triangles and just sorta added on from there!

SewConnected - April

Sure is fun to try new things on individual blocks!

SewConnected - April - Detail

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!

Best thing about working again?

I can buy fabric!

New fabric

Pretty, right??

New fabric

Oh and there’s a killer giveaway going on over at See Katie Sew. Go check it out!

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