Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Bee Blocks

Just a Quick rundown of the SD Bee blocks that I made in 2012.
For Amanda

For Barb

For Pam
Block 1

For Jen

Jen's SD Bee Blocks
For Theresa
SD Bee block for Theresa

For Susan

For Sandi, although for some reason I only have a picture of half at the moment. I'll update when I've recovered from the plague.

For me
SD Bee Block Sample

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jungle Links

A co-worker's wife is due any minute and while it has been impossible to get any useful nursery information from him, she stopped by the last day of work and mentioned monkeys on the walls. I got a great selection from Hawthorne Threads.

I used a block from Modern Blocks and managed to keep this one baby sized at a little over 41 inches square.

The book recommends flipping the bottom strip on the block to make them line up but I liked them offset. I also left off the pesky side strip and just put a 3 inch strip to sash. Hmm, and I cut the center squares larger. I guess i used it more as inspiration really.

I've got a green flannel for the back and probably will bind in hot pink. If my cold meds kick in then I might hike over to Pippi (my longarm) and get it quilted up today too. I suspect it will take as long to quilt as it will to load it.

Also I noticed that I blogged half as much this year and have 3 times as many followers now.  If I stop blogging altogether I would probably be crowned Empress of the World.  Since I'm not ready for that kind of fame, I will try to blog just enough to stay incognito.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I'm a Maker

I'm also a sleeper so didn't do proper photos. But I made a zippered pleated wristlet.

And look, there's proof of a great photo under the glass of my desk.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Making Plans

Our guild is taking part in the Madrona Road challenge with many other modern quilt guilds in the next few months.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Hot Pads / Trivets

I made these as a hostess gift in December. I meant to make more but got busy with life so these are the only two for now.

I pieced them directly to the batting and thermal layer, then straight line quilted with the backing on.


And the backs

Monday, December 10, 2012

Donated Blocks for Sandy Relief

I volunteered to put together a quilt for Jen at Knotted Thread's call for quilts to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. I was sent 30 blocks from a variety of quilters and put together this quilt. Since everyone was working separately the blocks don't necessarily get along perfectly but it's a warm bit of comfort, I hope. I'll post separately about the extra quilt I managed too.

I quilted swirls all over which shows up well on the blue and green flannel backing. Amanda did the binding and attached the label so that I could get these done in time.

This quilt made possible through the generous support of Jim's garage.