Bee Blocks In & Out …

Just in for a short post. I got two more of my blocks for the Sew Sweet Bee.

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The first one is from Kerri of Sew Deerly Loved on etsy, her blog is Lovely Little Handmades. She has the cutest tutorials on her blog, I could spend hours looking at them. Love the little deer in the center square.  Kerri also kindly sent me a fat quarter of the cutest little floral print, it goes perfectly with my stash!!

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This next block is from Nanette of Freda’s Hive. She sent this cute block with some prints I have never seen before and I love it very much. Thank you Nannette!! She also sent along a little package of cute embellishments!!

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Now for the out! I got busy making my two blocks to send off to Diane of  Random Thoughts Do or Di, for the Modern Stitching Bee that I also belong to. I am getting these in the mail just under the wire. They were so fun to make and I really like how the low volume make the centers stand out.  I also learned I really don’t have much in the way of jewel tones! Hmm, maybe some more shopping is in order, well probably not just shop as needed, right!!

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It was fun digging through fabric to make these blocks for her, I hope she likes them. They will be in the mail on Monday.

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Just a short post but I wanted to show them off before I put them in the mail, so I don’t forget.

Have a great weekend. It’s raining here, but not snowing so I am not complaining. It’s perfect sewing weather!!

WIP’s & Bee …

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These are my really late Modern Stitching Bee blocks for Annabella. So sorry they are so late! I was terrified of making these blocks and maybe that’s why I kept putting them off. I was surprised that they were not as difficult as I thought they would be. Well, here they are and I hope she likes them!!

LetCI also worked on my bee block for the Sew Sweet Bee, this month is for Amy of A Quilting Sheep. She asked for one of these fun letter blocks from the Moda, Spell It With Fabric blog hop that they had recently. I had fun making it for her, hope she likes it too!!

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And a “J” for Jennie. We had talked about making each other little wall hangings and I decided to make this for her, she also has a birthday coming real soon!! Love Country Girls by Tasha Noel!!

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Both the letters together.

Have a fun Friday and the weekend is coming!!

Modern Stitching Bee …

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Round 2 of the Modern Stitching Bee is in full swing…and I have finally caught up!  Here is the January block for Katy of The Littlest Thistle, finished before the final days of the month.  This is her inspiration quilt, I think it’s going to be really pretty.

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And, here’s my mom’s finished block too!  I really like how they both turned out so unique, and yet, hopefully, fit well with the rest.  These blocks measure a giant 18 1/2″ x 24 1/2″, so Katy only asked that we make one each.

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And here are my October blocks for Emily of Strawberry Patch Ramblings.  Since my blocks are so very late, and she had an issue with not all the blocks measuring the correct size, I made three blocks instead of two.  The blocks are built of 1 1/2″ strips, but I made my outer strip 1 3/4″ so that she could square it up exactly the way she wants, and not risk it being too small.  Leanne of She Can Quilt has a great tutorial for checking your seam allowance, which is very important if you’re making blocks for others.

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And finally, the blocks I made for Leanne that she received a while ago.  Leanne’s style is amazing, so it doesn’t surprise me that she chose the Economy block before the big sew-along got started.  She’s already put together her quilt top and it is stunning. You can find the quilt along on Instagram using the #economyblockalong tag.

So, that is the sewing I’ve accomplished over the last couple of weeks.  We’ve been trapped inside by all this cold weather, which actually hinders the sewing because the little ones get bored!  Oh well, we’re doing our best to stay warm and have fun.  Oh, and maybe do a little cleaning/organizing of my stash too, again, thanks to Instagram and #thegreatfabricdestash!

Scrappy Star Bee Blocks …

Today is my first real sewing day this week! I knew I wanted to make these blocks, so they were up first. They are a little wrinkly, not sure about that.

Grey was my first choice!

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I really like the green!

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They are a little more low volume than I had originally planned. I may just make a couple more and see if I can make them a little brighter. I have been adding to my low volume stash and it is really fun considering how many shops carry so many prints that are just perfect. I was able to use some of my misc. charm squares that were left over from other projects. Love it when that happens.

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Okay that’s all for now. Have a great day!

 

Low Volume Scrappy Star …

November is my month for the Modern Stitching Bee, so I thought I’d post my block choice {although I’m behind on my blocks, I’m working to get caught up soon!}.  I’ve always wanted a star quilt, so I thought this would be a great way to get a fun, unique one.  I’m using my Scrappy Christmas Star tutorial, low volume fabrics, and bright solids.  Here is my sample block:

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I think Low Volume is kind of the accidental theme this year, so I hope no one minds that I’m asking for some too! For the solids, I’d like these kinds of colors:

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Low-Volume-Scrappy-Star-BackAnd, I took a photo of the back because I always wonder how best to press seams for everyone. I think this arrangement will make the blocks nest easiest, I’ll just have to rotate half the blocks 90 degrees.

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I’m thinking I may have to make up a few of these too, to make the quilt big enough for our spare room, we’ll see if I can find the time!