Friday, July 22, 2011

August Bee-Quilting Under the Rainbow

August is my month for Quilting Under the Rainbow Bee. I am sending everyone 2 center white blocks and 8 colored blocks. I'm asking everyone to make 2 blocks following this tutorial :
I made 1 of my blocks, so everyone could see it. Please mix up the fabrics like I will have duplicates and if you wish you may alternate with fabrics you have, just keep with the color scheme of the fabric you receive. Here are the photo's of the block I made.
The tutorial says the block is 8 1/2" finished. My block came out closer to 9". So, everyone can just leave their block and I will trim them up when they come home.
So, have fun and any questions just email me:)

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Quickie

A quick post since we finally got the computer back after it had to be wiped clean:( Darn virus!
Anyhow, I just wanted to show you the block I made for Pam, in Feb. for The Block Swap Adventure. It's the purple and green block and the red,pink and aqua is the one she made for me. I can't wait to see what next month brings! I figure by the end of the year I'll have enough blocks for a red, pink, and aqua quilt. Which will be just for me:)

Well, I'm off to the dentist for my checkup. Till next time...

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Well, I made some progress in the past week or so. I was able to work on my 3 x 6 blocks and finish them up. There was a lot of gray requests in this group. These blocks have now been mailed off to their new owners.
I also, managed to find a little bit of time to complete another Freedom Block. This one's for Claudia. She sent these 3 fabrics and I got to choose which block to make her. I'd seen a version of this block on my internet travels and decided to give it a whirl. I kinda like how it turned out. So, next up for me are 3 blocks that are due at the end of this month. 2 of them are in various stages of completion. I've also managed to sew another 2 rows on my son's guitar I'm worried it might be just too wide. I still have a couple more rows to sew on then I guess I'll have to decide if I leave it or take away a panel from the side..if I do this I could always use it on the back of the quilt.
Off to sew a bit more before I'm due in to work:)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WARNING! Overdose of Pictures! Proceed With Caution...

Oh MY Goodness! I didn't realize how many blocks I've made since my last post. Guess, you could say I've been busy......and here are the results..... These 2 blocks are for Jeanne -Coast to Coast Block Party
She asked for log cabins and I managed almost 2[ran a little short on fabric, so she'll add to it]
Dustin asked us to make her a Donkey block.
Isn't he adorable?!

This is Jess's radiating square-Rosey Little Bee

I made some progress on my 1st PhD
This ticker tape quilt just needed binding and viola is now complete.
I have begun putting my son's quitar quilt top together since it's 2nd on my list.
I hope to get that pieced by the end of Feb.

Next up is the block I made for Karen In Oregon. She was my partner for Jan. in the Block Swap Adventure. She requested a star and said she liked the wonky one I had my blog, so I made her one using her color scheme.

Here's Tracy's asterick block-Moody Blues Bee

These 2 blocks are for the "Comfort" Group of do.Good Stitches
a charity bee

This next group is for the Freedom Block Swap
There are 17 of us in this swap and we have till 3/15/11 to make everyone a 12 1/2" square block. Fabric has been arriving at my house...I'm like a kid in a candy store and my husband is having a hard time believing I haven't gone on a shopping binge. Everyone sends their fabrics and we get to choose which blocks to make for them.Below are the results so far.....
Wendy's Dr. Suess

Emily's- Snowball-ish block

Katie's Halloween String

Deb and Reuben's block

Becky's Block

LeeAnn's block and her siggy square

Jackie's Christmas block and her siggy square

This one is for Jennifer. She's making a quilt for her son and asked for a square in square in blue, green, and browns- Scrap-Bee

This next photo is of my sample block for the [3 x 6] Sampler Quilt Mini Bee-Beehive #18
I had a date with Ty[Pennington], those are his grey fabrics in the strip section. I really like how this came out and am now in the process of making my beehive partners their versions using their colors, though the same style of block.

And finally here is one I get to KEEP! This is the block Karen of Oregon made for me as part of the Block Swap Adventure[Jan]
I just LOVE it!! I asked for aqua, red, pink and white for this exchange. We got to list the type of block we'd like and since I wasn't sure of everyone's abiltities I sent a list of possiblities: pinwheel, string, snowball, square in square, and 9 patch
Karen really got it right with her choices and I look forward to seeing what else this exchange brings my way...definitely a quilt for me in the future:)

And so we come to the end of my overdose of photos. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I've been up to and I hope I don't wait as long to post next time.