Monday, April 27, 2015

ALL THE BLOCKS (and a birthday girl)

Oh my goodness! April nearly did me in trying to get all of my bee blocks made. Some were quite time consuming but finally, they are done!

Stephanie from the Mid Century Modern bee asked for this 'Gorgeous Gertie" block. It can be found in issue 17 of Love Patchwork and Quilting.

It's foundation paper pieced. This is one of the sections before and after trimming.

9 sections complete and all sewn together.  I really love it.

 I know that Karen has been wanting to learn this technique. If you are trying to avoid punching people, this may not be the block for you.    haha   : )

Note: no family members were harmed during the making of this block.........

Jaime asked for the Supernova block

and Rebecca asked for Snails Trail blocks. In all my years of quilting, I've never made this block until now

Nicke asked for these improv log cabin blocks. I had so much fun diving into my scrap bin that I made her four

then Francine asked for a star block

and Jaclyn wanted this 16" bento box that she will slice in 4 and re-arrange with all the others

It has been a very productive couple of days and my scrap bins have a little breathing room.

and lastly, my little grand daughter turned 3!  We got her a bicycle and she was thrilled  : )

That little smile just melts me.

Enjoy your week

linking up with Fabric Tuesday

Thursday, April 23, 2015


All the blocks arrived from my bee mates in the Joy group of do.good stitches.  In the evenings, between periods of hockey I managed to get the top together

This is the second time I've made a quilt like this. Different size churn dashes make it more fun I think

I dug through my backing pile and found this green print from STOF

Hopefully I can get this done soon and sent off to Vickey  : )
Have a great week end!

linking up with My Quilt Infatuation

Friday, April 17, 2015


April is month number 4 in the New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along, but I'm only on number three.  I had every intention of keeping up, but other things seem to creep onto my sewing table.

I decided this one will be turquoise and orange.  What a fun combination!

My plan is to have the turquoise/aqua in each block, unify all the blocks

One, two and part of three

 This is them placed into the graph. Not perfectly placed, but you get the idea  : )

I'm thinking this will be one of those quilts that when all is said and done I will think "I can't believe I pieced all that by hand!"

Have a great week end!

linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday

Monday, April 13, 2015


In the first quarter of this year, I only finished 1 thing on my list. It was however, the wedding quilt, so I guess that's a win!  For this quarter I am focusing on the many charity quilts that i am collecting blocks for. It will be nice to have these together and sent off to the recipients.

This quilt was on my list last time. It has grown some, but I really want to see it finished

These churndash blocks will be another to be sent off. Just a few more to make

And then my giant hexies.  Not sure who this will be for.  Likely me : )

I somehow managed to start a new project. What can I say?  I get distracted easily .........

Oh look!  New fabric!

linking up with On The Windy Side 

Monday, April 6, 2015


Every once in a while a fun little quilt comes along and I just have to stop, drop, and quilt!  This was one of those times.  The pattern is called Charm Box and is by the Fat Quarter Shop.  Just 2 charm packs and some background is all you need to whip up this quilt.  I used charm packs by Zen Chic for Moda called 'Reel Time'.

While I was piecing this, I was thinking about how I might quilt it and I thought of mimicking the circles on one of the prints. Then I remembered my daughter had this movie reel on the wall of her bedroom.  Bingo!

I traced around the circle with a frixion pen and got to work

How fun is that!  Super easy to quilt too using my walking foot

I  LOVE  it !

These fabrics are coming soon to Katja's Quilt Shoppe.  I think I may be making another one. What a perfect size quilt for a baby gift.

roll the credits.......

36 1/2" x 45 1'2"
fabrics are Reel Time by Zen Chic
pieced and quilted by me

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Quilt Story
Let's Bee Social
Finish It Up Friday

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Bangles is the name of a quilt in Sarah Fielke's book 'Hand Quilted With Love'.  I saw some pictures of it on Instagram and fell hard for it of course, because it's Hexies!  I knew I had the book, so I flipped through it and realized that I could make it using the english paper piecing method rather than sew Y seams.  I don't do Y seams.  The next day, Nicole and I each started our own version of it. I just happened to have a pack of 3" hexies so I went with that size.

When my hubby saw me drawing lines on the hexies for cutting, he offered to draw me up a template on the computer             : )
Much faster

They work up fairly quickly and it's fun to feature a big print in the middle.  I'm using mostly grey/black/white to surround the feature

the blocks are about 10 1/2" tip to tip

Like any new hexie project, it's hard to put this down, because they are just so fun!   I am hoping to show you a different little finish on my next post.  I'm quilting it now  : )

May you have:
The gladness of Easter which is hope
The promise of Easter which is Peace
The spirit of Easter which is Love.