Thursday, May 28, 2015

May Bee Blocks

Bee Blocks for Coast to Coast Quilters were quick quick and easy this month!  We made Moni 14 HST's.  That was it!  She hasn't decided on a layout so everyone just made the squares and pressed the seam allowances open.  I'm really eager to see how she uses all these HST's.  She is a very accomplished and artistic quilter with a great eye for color and design.  

My DAUGHTER is part of my Bee so we got together yesterday morning to make our HST's.  Here they are all together.  The fabric is Rustic Weaving by Moda.  It really does look like a homespun, but its a print.  

It's good to have these on their way home!  Especially since the squishy for June will like arrive today or tomorrow.  

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Late Start & A Lot of Changes

My May project for A Lovely Year Of Finishes is off to a late late start this time, but I'm determined to get it finished before the month of May has left us!

The first task for this project was to gather up the blocks and add a tiny strip of 'grout' around the outside edges.  When this was finished I tossed the blocks up on the design wall  in no particular order just so I could see them all together. I was feeling pretty excited at this point; aren't they pretty??

My original plan was to made a small 2 sided quilt, but as I spent several hours arranging and rearranging my blocks I decided I really need to make a larger one sided quilt instead.  60 x 70 seems like a good size for snugging under watching TV or taking a nice nap!

I marked out the size on the design wall and started arranging and rearranging again.  Spent literally a whole day on this!  Here's the final layout--

I sent this photo to my lovely DAUGHTER.  Her reply?  'Looks good. But what's going in the white space between the blocks?'  I had been planning all along to use Ash Grey Kona, but once I put these blocks on it.....well, it isn't bad, but it isn't very interesting either.  Kinda meh.....

So, to my stash I went!  And look what was there!  3 yards of Pomegranate Kona!  I'd bought it for backing on another quilt, but hadn't bought enough so it was just patiently waiting for me to give it purpose. The photo is pretty lousy--taken on yet another dark and gloomy day.  Hoping to have some sunshine for better photos soon.  Poor Texas needs to dry back out a bit.  You'll have to take my word for it--this is a bright bright pink! 

And that's where I am today, ready to start filling in those spaces between the blocks!  

Happy Stitching!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

More and More Sparkle!

The Sparklettes quilt is really coming along!  
Here's my design wall now. 
Sashing comes next!

Happy Stitching!

PS Fabric is PB& J by Basic Grey. White is Kona Cotton.
Sparklettes Pattern from the book "Fat Quarter Style" by It's so Emma.