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.

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

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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!!

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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!!

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!}

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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.

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

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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??

Pinwheel Blocks {Sew Sweet Bee}

Jennie and I are both behind on our bee blocks, we are working on  catching up.

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Clara’s block for Heather!

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And Jennie’s block!

We hope Heather from Vintage Grey  likes them!! The pinwheel block is such a fun block to make!

Also, we are updating our post from yesterday to include the bundle of fabric as a giveaway, we didn’t want anyone to miss out so please if you want a chance to win go there!!

Have a great day!!

Modern Stitching Bee Blocks Recv’d {Clara}

I have a quick post to show the yummy mail I received from the wonderful ladies in the Modern Stitching Bee group I belong to.  I requested the spider block for my month.  That was a lot to ask for and I am sure this is probably the only way I will ever have a spiderweb quilt because of all the work that goes into each block!!

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First up! So pretty. These are from Anneliese, her blog is the cheeky monkeys!

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Second set is also so pretty! Sarah from Sew Me blog made these two for me!

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And lastly these gorgeous blocks too!! These two are from Emily and she blogs at Strawberry Patch Ramblings.

Now the not so good part, I now feel incredibly guilty that I am so far behind in making and sending my blocks out. I am working really hard at trying to get caught up. It’s a good thing that everyone is so understanding!!

Thank you so much for each block I absolutely LOVE them all!!

Hope you are having a great day!!