Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mostly for the bees

Stars for Kelleigh - BAMS

I have been catching up on my quilting bee blocks. This star block is 12.5" unfinished and is for Kelleigh in the Bee a {Modern} Swapper group. She is making her first full quilt.

Stars for Kelleigh - BAMS

We use our own fabrics for this bee, and she asked for scrappy stars so I used mostly all the colours. As you might have noticed, wonky stars are my favourites so these came together quickly.

Four Acres for Chrissy, Modern Stitching Bee

This block is called Four Acres by Solidia Hubbard on page 68 of the Modern Blocks book. Chrissy asked us to make one using pink, aqua, orange and brown and one with any colours we liked for her month in the Modern Stitching Bee. In this bee we also use our own fabrics.

Four Acres for Chrissy, Modern Stitching Bee

I used chartreuse, blue and grey on my Kaleidoscope quilt and that is what I pulled out for my second block. I love these colours together.

Pod Blocks for Stephanie - Always Bee Learning

These Pod blocks are for Stephanie in the Always Bee Learning group. They are from the Quilting Modern book - I just love this book by the way. This is an interesting technique, and not hard, although I want to play with it more so that my pods will be a little less pouffy. Stephanie kindly said she liked pouffy, I hope she meant it, as they are in the mail.

Stargazing block for Marci - Modern Blocks Bee

Marci asked for the Stargazing Block by Angela Pingel on page 178 of the Modern Blocks book for her month in the Modern Blocks Bee. I love making this block and her fabrics were so pretty. The background fabric is a bit more greenish, but after three tries with my camera I settled for this photo.

Stonehenge block - for my month in the Modern Blocks Bee

September is my month to pick a block and send out fabric in the Modern Blocks Bee. I picked this block, Stonehenge by Amy Ellis on page 182 of the Modern Blocks book. I sent my group 2 different cuts from Tula Pink's new line The Birds and the Bees with white so that they can make the blocks with a bit more variation in colour than my test block. I was late sending them so I am hoping a chance to play with this beautiful new fabric line will make up for it a little.

Quilting - Echo Stained.

Yesterday I had a few hours free to sew in the afternoon, so I got out my Echo Stained quilt, from the Stained QAL which had been sitting basted since the end of June, just waiting for quilting. In a moment of optimism I decided to quilt around all the solid lines about 1/4" out. Even though this quilt is not huge, it was an energetic afternoon and evening with all the turning and shoving, starting and stopping. I am really pleased with how it has turned out.

I hope that later today I can get the binding on and finish it up, we shall see if I can sneak it in as I have to do a lot of work work too. I am trailing along on Sarah's QAL but this one is on my list for Rhonda's Finish Along, so maybe I will be able to get it done by the end of this FAL quarter after all.

And Cindy sent out the Fluffy Sheep Quilting newsletter yesterday with the Modern Shopping Bag tutorial in it. I am flattered that she deemed it good enough to be included. I hope people liked it.

I hope you all enjoy your Sunday, it is a beautiful day here.