Sharing My Pencil Case Swap From Instagram!

Now that I have been on instagram for a while I have joined a few swaps. They are so much!!

I thought I would share my first swap that is due (well yesterday)!! I am going to get it in the mail today, I just wanted to get some pictures first. And, I just finished it yesterday. Our goal was to make a pencil-case using the three favorite flavors our partners gave. Then to make a pencil-case using any pattern or design you chose ( I made it up as I went along).



I really enjoy making hexagons, but I seem to only make them when I have a project in mind. I saw this pencil-case as the perfect opportunity to do that. This is the bottom, most of the hexagons are on the bottom.


I also have found a love for DS fabric in various blue prints. I did add a couple of other colors, a little purple, green, grey and some text prints. I thought they looked good together.


I also, love binding!! When I originally started making this my plan was to add a zipper. But as I continued to work on it I decided it would be fun to add binding and our signature covered button. Jennie is the one who got me started on the covered buttons.  I just love them. We also love adding binding to our bags here is the link to our shop. Feels so  quilty to us!! I am really happy with the way it turned out so I hope my #icecreampencilcaseswap partner is too!! I have a few more surprises that I am going to add to her package but they are surprises!

I hope you have a great weekend.  We were in Arkansas for two weeks and had a great time but it is even better to be home.

If you haven’t entered the giveaway from It’s Sew Emma for the Fat Quarter Style book, you still have time!!

And last but not least I would like to thank our contributors for their wonderful posts and the mini medallion quilt along by Chrissy. (Who by the way is in the Sewvivor race.) We are really rooting for her!! She is so talented and super sweet too!!

Bye for now!!

Giveaway! Fat Quarter Style

Giveaway is closed and winner has been notified by email!! Thank you all for entering!!

Hello! We have a copy of It’s Sew Emma’s second book  Fat Quarter Style!! This wonderful book is published by the Fat Quarter Shop and they were so kind to send us a copy to give away and one to keep. We really appreciate their generosity towards us and our blog readers as well!!



I recently spent some time looking through the pages and found this lovely quilt pattern called “Blossom”, that I especially want to make. It is super cute!!

Fat Quarter Style features 12 different fat quarter quilts. Each quilt comes with four size options!!

If you would like a chance to win your very own copy just leave a comment on this blog post and we will draw a winner next Tuesday.

Thank you to the ladies at It’s Sew Emma!!

Spiderweb Quilt Top {almost complete}

Summertime, and I am loving it even though I am not a huge fan of really hot, humid days. But, I am loving the sun. Since I am originally from WA state, where we do not see the sun a lot, I try to enjoy it as much as possible.

I have four new blocks to share from the Modern Stitching Bee group and an almost complete top.

First two are from Leanne. They took a little scenic tour getting to my house but I am so glad they made it safe and beautifully.


We made two 12 1/2″ blocks for each partner.


Love them! Thank you Leanne from She Can Quilt. (Love the Briar Rose strawberries).

The next two are from Rhonda at Quilter In the Gap. Love them so much!!



It has been fun seeing all the variety of fabric that make up each of these blocks. These are the perfect block design to use because they include a large variety of prints. Thank you again Rhonda, I love them, (especially all the low volume)!! Be sure to check out their blogs, they have great inspiration on there.


This is not a great picture, but I wanted to share a little bit of what all of my blocks will look like put together for my finished quilt. I think they go perfectly together. I am so thankful for such kind and generous women who have made all of these blocks for me, I know it will turn into a beautiful quilt that I will treasure!


Since it is summer, I thought I would share this cute little hummingbird that I saw out of my kitchen window this morning. I put that feeder up about a month ago. It hasn’t seen very many birds because there is still a lot of syrup in it. I just happened to see a little bird there on the weekend, so now I check regularly. Happy days!!

I hope you are enjoying your summer. I sure am, lots of grilling, watermelon, cherries and corn on the cob. I come from a family of corn on the cob lovers. It was very pleasant yesterday, my son and I went for a walk and then sat on the back deck enjoying the fresh air. What have you been doing this summer?

Today will be for some more catch up sewing, I am so excited about my little visitors I have coming soon. I have lots to do to get ready for them!!

Have a great day and weekend!



My Bee Blocks WIP’s

There has not been much sewing going on at my house lately. But I have been slowly working on getting caught up on some quilting bee blocks. I belong to two groups so they are keeping me plenty busy. I hope you don’t mind if I share my progress?


This is the basket block that Missy Shay, {she blogs at Missys Cakes and Aprons}, asked us to make for her in our Sew Sweet Bee. It is really cute but now that I see mine with a little bit of a different perspective, I see that my handle is crooked. I will have to take that apart and fix it. I guess it’s good to see things from a distance sometimes! Oh, and by the way I am not late on this one!!


Anneliese, who blogs at {mail from the cheeky monkeys} is in the Modern Stitching Bee group. She asked for this block.                                        Lots and lots of hst’s.


I made sure to lay it out carefully so I did not make too many mistakes.


I am happy to report I only had to rip out a couple of rows a couple of times!! It is really a cute block and a lot fun to use lots of scraps, but not what I usually make. I know it is good to get a lot of practice. I sure do need it!! I have one more to go and then I can call it!! This one is very late, I am sorry and will try to do better.


This is my Sew Sweet Bee block for Kerri from Lovely Little Handmaids, it is a little late. I had fun making more hst’s, they are a little larger and a little easier to work with. I believe this is called a dutch pinwheel.



And another block finished and just needing to be put in the mail!! I really love this block!!

These sewing bee block groups are super fun and challenging too. I have more blocks that I have received but I will wait for another day to show them. I am getting really excited about another quilt top!!

I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I am really enjoying a lot more leisure time this year.

Modern Stitching Bee Blocks- {Love}

It is so fun getting such beautiful blocks in the mail from places I can only dream about. I absolutely love it and I love, love these blocks. I thought I would share my happy mail with you!! {I think my son also enjoys seeing what is in the packages too!}


These are the set I received from Diane at Random thoughts do or di , they are just so lovely!! I could spend all day looking at them!! I really love how Diane used the selvage in some of the pieces.


This set is from Katy at The Littlest Thistle. She did a beautiful job and I love them too!!


I do have more blocks that I have already shown, but I thought it would be fun to put these four together and see how the quilt is beginning to take shape. There are so many pretty fabrics in them and I know just how much work went into each one. I am going to cherish this quilt for a long time.

I will have two of the prettiest quilts ever!!

Thanks again Diane and Katy!!

I hope you have a great weekend. I know I am looking forward to it. I have a little yard work, a lot of cleaning up to do and hopefully some sewing and organizing in my “gigantic pile of fabric” I call my sewing room. {That’s the way Silas described my sewing room when he got a glimpse of the room, when the door was accidentally left open. I think he was a bit afraid that he would get lost in there!!} We had so much fun while Jennie and the three little lovelies visited. I know it would be better if they lived closer but it is a lot closer than California. I will be happy with what I have!!

What plans do you have for the weekend? Sewing??