Sunday, November 17, 2013
Bees and Bags
It seems like a good day to catch up on showing off my bee blocks from the last couple of months in my two bees. The log cabins were for Emily who blogs at Strawberry Patch in the Modern Stitching Bee. Every time I make a log cabin block I want to drop everything and make log cabin quilts, it is still one of my favourite blocks.
The Windmill block is from the 99 Modern Blocks Book and this block was designed by Lynne at Lily's Quilts. These were for Stephanie who blogs at Spontaneous Threads in Always Bee Learning.
Stephanie asked us to leave the quadrants apart, I am not sure what layout she is planning.
The Belle Waves Blocks - free pattern here - were for Michonne in Always Bee Learning. I love the soft colours she picked for this quilt.
The peachy pinks and the greens look so pretty together.
These Scrappy Low Volume Stars are for Jennie who blogs at Clover and Violet, for the Modern Stitching Bee and I have to get them in the mail tomorrow. Jennie has a tutorial for this block here.
This block went together so fast, I used some of the low volume charms I had from a swap so it was even faster.
I have been making gift bags too. I used Jeni's Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern, which is here and her free tutorial for one of the sizes is here. This one used some Heather Ross fabrics (I forget the name of these cuties) with some Posy by Aneela Hooey inside.
I warn you, this pattern is so easy and the resulting bags are so lovely. I will be making a lot more.
I love those Anna Maria Horner feathers on linen and there is an Amy Butler print inside.
This last one used Aspen Forest (by Basic Grey) snowpeople with some Grunge aqua and was for the gift bag swap at my Modern Quilt Guild.
By the way, I registered for the Modern Quilt Guild's Nashville Sew Down in April, and I am very excited to be going - we get to go to Anna Maria Horner's house, seriously we do. And I will get to take a class from her, and some other amazing modern quilters too.
One last thing, I don't often confess to fabric purchases, but last night I saw this Downton Abbey bundle at the Fat Quarter Shop after seeing it posted here by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts, and I remembered this 20% off at the Fat Quarter Shop discount coupon at Fat Quarterly, and well, the bundle is on the way. Yup, a half yard of all 37 prints.
I will be shovelling more snow today, the storm has passed it seems, but not without leaving more snow last night. The snow, together with the return of the winter dark nights - we have sunset at 4:33 p.m. today - has made it clear that winter is here to stay. At least it is pretty.
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