Monday, February 4, 2013

FEBRUARY BEE BLOCKS

The past few days have been spent working on my February commitments. All my swap partners asked for easy blocks this month, so I had fun with them.

For Helen in my Scrappy? Sew bee it group


Jaclyn asked for a 'converging corners' block. This bee is called the Simply Solids bee and is made up of Canadians : )



and my blocks for the Heal@ do.good stitches group



I really enjoyed pulling scraps for these blocks, but realized after, I didn't use the colours Ella had asked for. I rather like the scrappiness of them so am going to make 2 more for her and keep these. They won't go to waste!

The next hexi-bet block F



I want to show you what my daughter did. She's apprenticing at an embroidery shop. They embroider logos and crests etc. onto jackets, hats, and things.  Last year she saw this drawing on the internet and fell in love with it. She drew her own version of it and left it in her scrap book. Last week she took it into work and was able to turn it into an embroidery pattern and stitch it onto this t-shirt.


--a young girl with long hair wearing a bandana and a striped t-shirt. Now that she is earning her own money, she's started buying fabric and stitched up these throw pillows. The fronts have a bit of quilting on them and she put zippers in the bottom.

the backs

Happy Mamma.

16 comments:

quiltmania said...

Talent obviously runs in the family!

Marit said...

Wow, you are really on top of things getting your bee blocks done so early:) Fun that your daughter is getting into sewing. I wonder if I will pass that gene on to my little one...

Debbie said...

oh love that daughter is showing off her skills! And what beautiful bee blocks!

nerospost said...

Hi! How wonderful that your daughter is also sewing and likes to create! That blouse and pillows are beautiful as all your new blocks!

Annabella said...

Wow - it must be wonderful having a daughter who is following in your crafty footsteps! The blocks are lovely and I adore the hexy bet block.

Celtic Thistle said...

Great blocks Carla and how fun to have a crafty daughter too!

Janine said...

Your blocks look great and I love your daughter's embroidery and cushions - she'll have to start a blog soon!

Cathy said...

Wow! What a bunch of wonderful blocks! And your daughter made great pillows!

Teresa in Music City said...

All those bee blocks sometimes make me wish I were joining in! I'm so busy with the commitments I already have though. Someday?!! Your daughter is very talented - I can tell you my granddaughter would LOVE to have a t-shirt with that design! She is nuts about all things anime and Japanese :*)

vintage grey said...

Great blocks and I love the pillows!! So fun your daughter is sewing! xo Heather

wendyroomcreations said...

Like mother like daughter - I can see you are both talented! Philippa xx

karen said...

I love your blocks Carla! Your daughter's work looks great too. Creative family you are.....

Elle said...

I really love the pillows your daughter made! How wonderful to be able to sew together!

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Great blocks, I really like them, especially the first one. Your daughter is super talented, no wonder your a proud mamma.

**nicke... said...

that is so amazing! i can't wait for my kids to start doing stuff like that! isn't it wonderful and so so sad also to think of them growing up and becoming real live adults that make decisions and shape their own worlds! love it and hate it all at the same time. ahh, motherhood!

Gramma Quilter said...

Yay Carly! Great pillows. Awesome drawing! Creating brings us closer to the Fathers heart!