Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bee Blocks

Today was bee block day for me.  I belong to the KC Scrappy Bee, our 2nd year and the BEE Neptune Bee on Flickr.

For the KC Scrappy Bee it was Caitlin's month and she wanted a spider web block.  She had a color range we needed to stay in but with my vast!! stash it was no problem.

For the BEE Neptune it is Yolanda's month.
She chose hexagons.  Since the hexagon skill eludes me, I made these pieced hexagon blocks!  Could have been better!! Could have been worse.  All in all I am pleased.

I keep saying that I need to stop this swap, Bee stuff!!  Will I never listen!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Garden Fence QAL

Caitlin is hosting a Quilt A Long on her blog here

Have you seen the great Garden Fence quilts on Flickr??  What a great fun quilt block.

This is a mini quilt I made with mini charm square centers.  This is a 5 inch block.

This is a full size Garden Fence quilt that I put on the floor to tweek the layout.  These blocks are 11 inches square, made with charm square centers from the Moda Happy line.  It was so much fun pulling coordinating fabric from my stash for the block borders!  This quilt was made completely from stash.

I still need to add the white sashing and put it all together.

Join Caitlin for her Garden Fence QAL.  It will be lots of fun and you will end up with a great quilt at the end.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Small - Mini - Doll Quilts

I somehow was chosen to participate in the Flicker Doll Quilt Swap 11.  My first DQS was # 10 and lots of fun.  This round we are making a true doll quilt.  Minimum 6 blocks and no more than 18 inches square.

 Cool Blue Diamond
                                                  Red Hot Diamonds
Mini Garden Fence

Not sure what I will do yet, Mini spider web is a possibility!  Who knows.  I've got to get going, mail date is not too far off.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blogger Slacker..............Life Slacker

I am a blogger slacker!  At the same time I seem to have been a life slacker also.  I am not certain of the cause but I am investigating.  Maybe a summer funk has come to live in my brain, I am not sure.  I have been sewing a bit but not the usual over the edge amount.  I have decided to wake up, shake it off and get busy.

I have done a couple of little things like this,

 a doll size take on Kaffe Fassett's Hot Diamonds,  It was quick colorful and bright,  A fast instant gratification.

This one got a little wonky in quilting but good enough for the girls to use for their dolls.

I have to get busy now.  Everything I have slacked on needs to be completed.