Wednesday, March 26, 2014

wip wednesday: bee block redux

Last year I decided I only wanted to do one bee. More than that and I felt like all my sewing time was spent on making blocks for others.

My local guild, the Fort Collins Modern Quilt Guild, was the perfect choice. Since all the bee mates are friendly, there's no stress if a block is late and best of all, no postage since we just bring them to the meetings.

Here are all the bee blocks I photographed! Sometimes in my haste to finish I fail to take pictures.

X and + Blocks for Jane:

Fcmqg bee for Jane

Fcmqg bee for Jane

Strip of strips for Michelle:

Fcmqg for Michelle

Spool Block for Beth:

Fcmqg bee for Beth

Converging Corners block for Jody:

Converging corners bee block for Jody

House block for Jamie (Jamie took this photo for me):

quilt houses carmen A mar14

I'm also working on a second block for Jamie:

House 2 for Jamie

The downside of making all these blocks is that I love them so  much I want to make quilts out of them! Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Friday, March 14, 2014


I'm so excited to share that I've had a quilt design published in a magazine for the first time!

Quilty Magazine published my design in their March/April 2014 issue. It's called Garden Path. 

I used Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids for the first time and they were lovely to work with. Soft but not slippery- they have a great hand to them. 

This accomplishment comes with a bit of bitter sweetness- I found out it was accepted the day after my dad passed away last year. He would have been so proud. I wish he was here to share this with, but he's with God and that's comforting. 

I know there's been radio silence on the blog for a while, but I have things up my sleeve- fun stuff is coming!