Tuesday, February 28, 2012
So I decided to have a lazy weekend and a catch up Monday. I needed to finish some siggy blocks so I could mail off some bee blocks. I also decided to jump into my Sew Bee Joyful block, to get it out of the way. We had a 2-3 month window since we got the assignment so late but I don't like having things sitting around so I just went for it. We were mailed a selection of fabrics and asked to use flying geese or triangle in some way. This is what I came up with.
I felt challenged by the fabric selection, a beach print and coordinating tone on tones. She said we could add from our stash but I took it as a challenge and only added 2 strips of solid brown on the edge, everything else was from the stash she sent. I like the block, I'm not in love with the block, but I'm happy with what I was able to do with such a unique fabric set.
I also had finished one of my Hoop Up Swap pieces and needed to make a little somethin' somethin' to give my partner. I made this little pouch.
I used some leftover Henna Garden and an antique button, and lined it with grey quilters linen.
I also filled it with some goodies but I'm not going to spoil that surprise!
Right now my next thing will be working on my 3x6 bee blocks. This is the design in my colors, and finally I have all the solids I need to do the rest of my hive. We are working in all solids and I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with!
I also worked on a charity quilt this weekend but the kit I had had a mistake in the fabrics and so I'm going to have to play with it to make it work. I'll show pics of that one next time.
Lastly, I am planning a quilt for my favorite cousin Tonya. She has decided on a black and white theme and wants silhouetted cats and some wonky stars. Here are the fabrics she has bought:
I excited to start playing with layouts, and will keep you posted on the progress!
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