So I’ve accomplished a bit of sewing, although it has mainly been cleaning and tidying. Those are necessities because I think I was avoiding my sewing room because I would get overwhelmed when I walked in there. So many projects going at one time! But now that the doll quilt is done and sent and received, I can get back to my usual assortment of projects. There are of course too many, but there are bee blocks to make and quilts to work on and a handbag to make for another swap. I already shared my bee block for Penny, but I’ve also made my bee block for Corey for VIBees!
Corey very sweetly sent us all the petals precut for this block, so it went together fairly quickly. I think that this block took a couple of hours? Hmm…late night sewing. I never remember how long things really take. She asked us to topstitch this all with a straight stitch in white thread, so you’ll see that is the way it is constructed.
I LOVE that she is not afraid of color and pattern. This is a bold block! And she is getting at least 12 of them for a quilt!! I bet she is making more. That is going to be a fantastically scrappy quilt.
Oh and I wanted to let you know that I was poking around on the Interweave Website looking for info on the magazine with my projects and I saw that you can not only order it directly from then as a hard copy, but they also have a digital copy available as a PDF download! So all you international folks can do that if you are so inclined!
17 thoughts on “Sunday Musings”
LUCK LUCK LUCK!!!!
Very cute block! Good luck with your open house. They're a lot of work to get ready for but then you're glad your house is so clean. I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your sewing room.
I had no idea you were selling your house. I'm about to buy one, so I can somewhat relate. I can't imagine keeping my home superneat for an open house or for any buyer to see it! I saw a few houses with handmade (i. e. not factory made) quilts on display, and I liked those homes just a little bit more! Good luck!
Good Luck! 🙂
Good luck today. Are you moving away from your city, or just to another house?
Good luck with the open house.
What a cute block. I love the dots and all the bright colors!
Good luck with the open house! Very pretty dresden! And the Patchwork 101 mag was at the Australasian Quilt Convention the other day..what a great publication! Will check it out on your link!
Does the fabric stash come with the house–like the kitchen appliances? lol That block does look fun and cheerful. Good luck with the open house!
Eeek! Moving??? Staying in NOLA or moving away?
Cute block. Good luck on the open house also. I found the magazine at Borders in my town in the magazine area. I love it and have many projects I want to make out of it.
Good luck on the open house!!! We went with renting ours out since we will be back in 3 years. I love the block!! Congrats on the magazine!
What a great block…it was so clever of you to use the smaller dot print in the center and the larger on the outside. I think it really makes this an exceptional block! Great job!
oh I wish I could take credit, but that is all Corey! 😉 She picked out all the fabrics and sent them to us.
Hope you had a fun afternoon today with friends! I made Corey's block yesterday, too. It is so sweet, I just love all the fabrics she chose. It's going to be such a fun, fresh quilt.
How do you find such fun swaps to join?
In a word…Flickr!
There are lots of swaps and bees running over there and more start every day. I couldn't participate in them all if I wanted to. lol. There are swaps for every level of sewer/quilter!