A little bit here and a little bit there

I mentioned last time that I’ve been a bit delayed in my monthly sewing because of all the moving around we have been doing to get ready for the baby. So I’ve finally caught up a little bit and some things to share with you.

As part of the Bee Modern Quilt Group I am in, I worked on September’s blocks this week. Aimee sent us a fun selection of fabrics with a focus fabric of Alexander Henry’s Starling fabric.

I was trying to think of clever ways to include this fabric in the blocks for the month and come up with something different than I had done before. After all, part of the reason that I want to be part of a group like this is to work with fabrics that I wouldn’t normally pick and try new piecing techniques. So once again I turned to curved piecing and tried to play with that a little bit more. I was fairly happy with how this block turned out and I thought that the color combinations were sort of French in style.

And a detail of the center:

And then being me, I wanted to make her another block as well. I found myself much more drawn to her pastel fabrics and birds, so that is what I focused on. With the pretty pink wood grain option and a bird fabric my brain naturally turned to a bird house. And then the other fabrics just sort of lent themselves to “grass” and “sky” both day and night. Here’s what I ended up with:

and a detail of the house:

And finally, here’s the two together. A little busy for me, but I think that is partially due to the fabrics. I just hope that Aimee like them!

And as promised, here is a sneak peak at the fabric selections for my blocks which is coming up next. I’m going to have the ladies help me make blocks for a baby quilt and bumper for our little girl due in December. I’ve decided to embrace the December baby theme and am going to have them make a combination of tree blocks and log cabin blocks. The color scheme is mainly blues, greens and greys.

And another grouping being sent off:

I saw this quilt layout and it inspired my selections…but of course I want to have everyone’s individual take on the blocks.

I collected a bunch of images from Flickr that I want to share with the group as inspiration as well. I can’t wait to see what they all come up with.

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