Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Catching up on Bee Blocks

Last weekend was spent at my sewing machine playing catch up.
As most of you faithful readers know, my quilting life has been an overwhelming mess and I have been getting next to nothing actually finished.  

Picture a deer in headlights covered in piles of fabric.  

I haven't been making the time to blog or focusing on getting projects on my list actually done.
I decided last week that trend had to STOP and I had to get back to enjoying my quilting time.  

So, I wrote up a list of all the little things I needed to do and what I was behind on in order of easiest finish to "should be done this year, but haven't started yet".  Then it was time to stop planning and start doing.

Of course at the top of the list were single blocks.  Blocks for the lovely quilters in my Bee Inspired quilting Bee group came first. I have been a very poor BeeMate this year so far and I am determined to finish the year being punctual and earning back the respect of my BeeMates so they don't boot me out next year. 

I had two to get done (April and May).  Both great blocks.
Emily - The Darling Dogwood - had us doing some paper-piecing.  I have been wanting to work on this skill for awhile now and this was a great block to do it.  Just enough difficulty to make me work for it.  :)
    





I plan to make a few more blocks from this pattern and quilt them as minis for my wall and to give to a few friends.  They are so much fun.  :)

The second block (May) was something just as fun.  Velda - Freckled Fox Quiltery - asked us to all make her some cake!  :)

So, I give you a lovely Marionberry Chiffon cake:


And a Raspberry/Coconut Ice Cream cake:


I can't wait to see all the delicious goodies together!
I have grand plans of quilting more this weekend and continuing along my path of finishing projects and making progress.  
Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Color Challenge Block - Green

The month of May.  Most certainly Springtime by now right?  :)
I cannot believe how many people are still dealing with snow right now.  Good thing we have our pretty green quilt blocks to deliver a touch of spring to everyone.


This month we have a gorgeous Green Block designed by Patterns by Jen for the Monthly Color Challenge.







 It was so much fun to put together and super quick too.  You can find the pattern over at Patterns by Jen and later this month, she will have a link up for you to share your own green quilt blocks.  And of course there will be prizes.  This month The Monthly Color Challenge sponsor is Island Batik.






And don’t forget to check out all the other blogs on this month’s hop:

Patterns By Jen
Dizzy Quilter
Powered By Quilting
Masterpiece Quilting
Quilts by Joanne
Clever Chameleon Quilting



Monday, April 9, 2018

Fabric Storage

This weekend I didn't get much actual sewing done (besides the binding on a quilt, but I'll share that finish in another post).
But, what I did get done I am very excited about.
I finally put together my new IKEA Kallax shelf!  Wheels and all. 
It is so pretty and I spent the rest of the day re-sorting and pressing my fabric so it would look all nice on my new shelf.  I am semi-tempted to get some boards for my fabric, but we'll see how it works without for now. 




Don't mind the dirty carpet.  But look!  Wheels!!  :D

The next step is to get over to the hardware/lumber store and get a board for the ironing top.
I have not decided yet if I want to bracket the board on top so it will be a permanent fixture or to have slats on the bottom to make it snug, but removable. 
What do you all think?