Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monet's Bee Block

I also finished Monet's bee block to give to her at our March meeting of the NEMQG.  She posted a tutorial for a spiderweb block on her blog and asked us to make one for her with the fabrics she provided.
Here's what I was able to come up with.  I had to add the dark grunge fabric because I didn't have quite enough.  I think it works well in it though.  

Monday, March 28, 2011

Aimee's Bee Block

I finally finished Aimee's bee block the other night.  Aimee asked for a butterfly block for a quilt that she's making for her daughter.  She sent along some great Art Gallery fabric, which I love.  

Here's the block that I came up with.  I really struggled with this block.  Aimee gave us a lot of freedom, but that almost worked against me.  I kinda wish there was a bit more guidance besides no applique.  I think I used my seam ripper more with this block than I have in a very long time.  

In the end, I like the outcome and I hope Aimee likes it. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Radiant Star BOM - Block 6

Well, after a break from quilting for a few weeks with traveling for work and pleasure, I finally got back into the swing of sewing the other night.  To start, I worked on catching up on the Radiant Star BOM.  I think we're up to block 9, but I just got to finishing block 6.  Progress is progress though.
I love these blocks.  I think it's fair to say that I really love Carol Doak's patterns and I love to paper piece.
Here are the first six blocks.  Half way done!  I love how using one line of fabric for the entire quilt pulls everything together even though the blocks are all different.  

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Yes, I'm Still Here

Life has been a bit busy lately and I haven't had much time to quilt.  Two weeks ago I was traveling for business and last week DH and I went down to Disney World for a long weekend.  It was DH's first trip to Disney and my 4th trip.  We had a great time but were tired when we got back. 

Something happened with my camera and I was only able to download about 15 pictures of the 200+ that I took.  I only have a couple of pictures from our final day at Hollywood Studios.  No pictures of the two of us, none of the flower & garden festival at EPCOT, none.  :(  It turns out that every time I had turned off my camera the photos I took right before that would get deleted.  The camera is only a few months old, so I'm really bummed about this.  I just wish I didn't lose all of my photos from our trip.

On a quilting front, I have one row left to quilt of my Eva quilt. 

After a lot of debate, I have decided to go with my first choice of binding for my "Fire & Ice" Quilt.  The maroon.
I'd like to enter this quilt into a couple of local quilt shows, so I'm trying to come up with a name for it.  "Fire & Ice" is the name of the Carol Doak pattern.  I think I want something that's fun, a nice yet bold name.  Any ideas?