Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What is progressing? It's Wednesday

Wonky Star - for Twelve Month Quilting Bee

My progress in this last week has been in bees and swaps. That red wonky star is my prototype block for my month as queen bee in the Twelve Month Bee - wonky stars and ROYGBIV quilts make me happy. Each person got one colour of fabrics with the charcoal, and they can make me stars of any size from 16" square downwards. I can't wait to see what they come up with.

4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee Blocks

This group of stunning blocks are the blocks from two rounds of the 4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee. The current round has just gotten underway, so in a couple of months I will have some more to add. Clearly bees can lead to wonderful results.

FTLOS Round 2

I finally settled on a palette and group of fabrics for the Love of Solids [a modern swap] Round 2. I am going to make a sewing machine cover, with closed sides even. Wish me luck, I will be making it up as I go but I think it will be fun. I am going to stop by my LQS for some really thin batting, as I want to quilt it but I don't want it to become too bulky at the seams. I might have to come up with a trick or two for those seams.

Shine

It seems I cannot resist showing off Shine again, which I finished on Sunday. This is for my partner in the Fab Little Quilt Swap.

Mosaic - DQS 12

And I could not resist joining in for DQS12. There are many new players this time and it should be interesting. So another mosaic was in order, they take me a while because there are just so many beautiful quilts to look at from the online quilting community.


Oh, and yesterday I was in a slump at work and needed cheering. It seems that I used to have lot of airline points - not so much anymore, now I've got a ticket, and I have this ticket too (which I had bought earlier - just in case). I am so excited to be planning a week in London this spring to be a total tourist and meet some of my favourite quilting friends. Next is to find a hotel (recommendations?) and make some plans.

There is a lot more I am working on: my Mouthy Stitches pouch, cutting fabrics for Sarah at Narcoleptic in the Cupboard's Stained QAL, and some finishes for Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap's Finish-A-Long. And there is another inspiration or two to deal with. I am sure there is more but it is time to get back to the work that pays for all those tickets and fabric too.

I am linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced and with my Canadian friends at The Needle and Thread Network. If you have time, go and check out the wonderful work there.


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Best,

Leanne

PS, I hear the F.U.N.C. might be in exotic Morocco - I wonder if the rumor is true?

30 comments:

Heather D. said...

Whaaaaaat? You're going to London? How totally awesome is that. Have a BLAST!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

All of those blocks are beautiful..but you can show me "Shine" everyday of the week..I love it.

Lynz said...

Woah, you've been busy!! I seem to have missed the unveiling of "Shine" - it is just fantastic!!!

**nicke... said...

look at you and all your finishes! good work!

Annabella said...

What??? You`re coming to London so I`m going to meet you?? Okay, you and I totally have an incentive now for you know what! I`m very excited Leanne...can you tell? I adore Shine and your 4x5 bee blocks look amazing together, Can`t wait to see what you do in the Solids swap!

A Girl said...

You have been a busy girl! Love your Shine quilt it is fantastic!

Judith, Belfast said...

Woohoo! London here we come! You might even get to see the Queen - it's also the Diamond Jubilee that weekend! Jxo

Abby said...

Love your star block - and a fun trip planned!

Karen said...

Oh lucky duck, how fun for London! Gorgeous stuff in this post as ever :)

strandkorbtraum said...

Well "shine" is shiny enough to be shown off all week!

Poppyprint said...

I'm a bit bummed that I've sworn off swaps this year because everything you're making for all my fav swap groups is A.MAZ.ING and I would have loved to be your partner!! Shine is brilliant. You're going to have a so much fun in London!!!

The Thompsons said...

Have fun in London - I only spent 4 days there and LOVED it! I'll try not to be too jealous. Those Bee blocks really are looking fabulous together.

Dianne Neale said...

Oh poo! I'm not going to London so I won't get to meet you! Have a good time though. The Be blocks are amazing.

Sarah said...

Yay!! Great that you're coming to London! And I've been waiting patiently to see what you were going to do for FTLOS.... lol

Flying Blind... said...

You're coming to London baby, yeah xxx

Katy Cameron said...

Love all those blocks! See you in London :o)

Katherine said...

Fantastic line-up of inspiring creations this week, Leanne.
Oh, that is so cool! You will have a blast getting to chum with those talented ladies across the pond. Very exciting! Now what's your address, so I can try to squeeze into your suitcase to travel with you? ;o)

Sheila said...

Now doubly gutted that I am missing London - I would so love to have met you.

elle said...

Wow! Luv the solids palette. Congrats

Dolores said...

Love those blocks. Had to look where you hail from because there is a London in my fair province too. Have fun in the other one.

Shevvy said...

Ha ha, you are coming to London. Can't wait to meet you!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

YEAH for tickets!! Look forward to meeting you :)

Lee said...

Pretty pretty stuff! And how lucky are you that you're going to LONDON!?!? Totally jealous. : ) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Letterpress said...

Excellent post, as always, and the best part is seeing all your beautiful work! And too fun to go to London; I hope you have fun seeing the Queen's Jubilee and all the London sights.

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Debbie said...

My goodness! Beautiful blocks (love seeing one of mine in there!), beautiful Shine, and London to boot - so very cool!!

Judith said...

You're coming! That's wonderful because we can finally meet.

Quilter in the Gap said...

Looking at your work normally makes me ever so cheerful but today it has me quite bummed!! I am ever so jealous!! I want to go to London!! We could have so much fun...my budget just won't eek it out. OK...depressed while doing taxes...no fun at all!!!

Sue Bone said...

Quite a few of us have got a good deal at the Radisson Edwardian but book soon as it is a school holiday that week and the jubilee. See you in June!!

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

love the queen bee prototype block. really pops. and those other bee blocks - that will be an awesome quilt. cant wait to see it all together.

Kathy said...

So much pretty stuff here... your bee blocks and swaps look fantastic!