Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
So now my only question is, shall I have the spouse put it in the mail on his way to work or do ya wanna meet up for lunch again?
I am no longer a "working woman" so if you want to meet for lunch just let me know when and where and if you want me to mail it I can do that to!
Hope you like it.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
|This weekend I finally sat down and took the plunge!|
This is the first tree I made for Sunni.
I had an idea for this one all along.
|The second tree just came as I went along. I really had no|
idea how this tree was going to turn out!
I hope that you like this one Sunni,as I didn't get your
approval on this one before hand.
|This is my improv Siggy block.|
Thursday, January 19, 2012
And my signature block.
It's hard to tell from the photo but i used some of my favourite fabric with little eco-friendly messages written all over it.... so it's a 'green' tree - get it?
Anyway, I know that in contrast to some of the fab trees that have already been posted on this blog, mine is a bit simple. But I have totally loved making it, and I already have a wonderful vision in my mind for how all these beautiful trees will look together on the final quilt, can't wait to see it.
Plus, I have actually struggled more with getting to grips with Flickr and the stash bee blog more than the sewing - so I am pleased, and getting excited to see what next month's block will be x
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Here are my blocks ready for mailing
I made what I hope is okay for a signature block
Luckily I got the year right! I can’t say that about all the checks I’ve written since the new year—lol!
I normally use this label on any quilts lap-sized or bigger
I had them printed at Spoonflower and love them. There is a momma bee with three little ones (I have three daughters). And my oldest daughter is named Bea, hence my love for bees!
I had fun making the blocks for this month and can’t wait to see what is in store for next month!
I got this book from the library after the new year
I leafed through it a few times but I had already had to pick the block I wanted for my month in another bee I joined since I was January. (Strangely enough, I asked for either house or tree blocks to make a quilt called “Wonkytown” so I’ve made quite a few trees in the past two weeks!) Once I had time to really look through it, I decided I liked it enough to buy and ordered it on Amazon a few days ago. I like how each of the quilters wrote about what they liked about doing bees and I felt like a lot of what they said resonated with why I wanted to join a bee. I have decided that for my month in Stash Bee I want to make a quilt similar to this one
I really love the way it looks and am hoping each of you has a little purple in your stash
Have a great week!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
|Sunni - the picture looks like I didn't give you 1/4" seem all around but I did. :)|
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Apologies for the poor picture quality, I really must learn to wait until morning! But I am very proud! This is my first go at Hexi's and paper piecing. I LOVE it! I can see a lot more in the future. I decided to go for cute little 1.5" hexagons and a free machine embroidered trunk with an excerpt from the poem 'The Tree of Life' by Mia Ocean.
It will be in the post this week with the signature block, coming all the way from England!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I did a scrappy offset tree with a modern feel accented with some hand stitching. What's funny is that I put I <3 SB on the tree for I <3 Stash Bee but when I went to mail it today I realized that Sunni's last ititial starts with a B as well. So it works both ways. :)
Hope you like it Sunni! They both went in the mail today along with some scraps for you!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I just finished up two blocks to send to Sunni.
The first is a log cabin with a fussy cut bird:
The second one is an applique tree. I saw one on the blog Needle Little Balance that was inspired by one on Cluck Cluck Sew. So I freehanded the trunk and then used some leaves I cut out to make the “Little Leaves” quilt from Elizabeth Hartman’s Practical Guide to Patchwork. I only had one charm pack of Domestic Bliss, so I had to add lots of fabric from my stash to make up the extra leaves, so there are a few other fabrics thrown in for good measure.
Here they are together:
Hope you like them, Sunni! I will have them in the mail to you this week.
I found the inspiration for this on Pinterest (like everything else in my life!) I took lots of pics to show you all exactly how I made it. If you don't care, you can skip it. My feelings won't be hurt!
First, I drew a picture of what I wanted the block to look like.
Then I traced each piece of the block onto fusible webbing.
Next, I cut out each piece and the fabric to correspond. I laid it all out so I could make sure I didn't have too much of one color in one area.
Iron the webbing onto the fabric and cut out each piece.
Pull the paper off and arrange on your block.
Take a break. Drink a limeade. :)
Iron on your appliqués.
Stitch them down!
Embroider a cute heart!
I'll be posting this over at my blog, Mommy For Reals, in a couple days. Stop by to see my sometime!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I thought about it for a while and ok'd it with Sunni to make the foliage out of ruffles! I think its kinda cute!