It's been block-tastic round here over the weekend. The mojo had definitely returned! Despite still having morning sickness (in the evening) I've been working round it and I'm not feeling so exhausted anymore so I'm going to sew all I can!
Before I get to the blocks I'm going to link up to Rhonda's Third Quarter Linky Party for the Finish-A-Long:
This quarter I'm going for it!!
- First up a baby quilt that HAS to be finished for my very dear friend who's due next month! I can't show anything except the fabrics because she reads the blog and I don't want to give anything away!
- I was trying to get an embroidery-to-go bag made before the Fat Quarterly Retreat but only got as far as the embroidery and some cutting and I really want to turn it into a cute bag!
- The Retro Flowers QAL - The QAL has finished and I've still only done 1/2 one block!!! hahaha! Although I have done all the cutting so it just has to be SEWN!
- I want to finish the 'Postcards from Paris' cushion that I started at the Fat Quarterly Retreat. I really love paper piecing now, thanks to Lynne's great teaching, so this shouldn't be too taxing. I made two blocks at the retreat and haven't touched it since then...
|Stolen from Lynne: http://lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/london-has-been-and-gone.html|
but since it's a pic of me I'm sure she won't mind!
So that's what I want to do! What I have been doing is this...
Blocks for the fabulous Queen Bees of Scrappy? Sew bee it!
Because of not feeling so hot I got really behind and can only apologise to those who are getting the blocks late - I hope you will understand and forgive me!!
May's block was for the fabulous lady that created the bee, May of Confession of a fabraholic.
I really enjoyed making this block, having never done one before. I was a bit intimidated but it came together so easily and was a lot of fun to do.
June's block was for Annika of Quiltar och Silver.
I have attempted a log cabin block before but I think my seam allowance was off and it looked all wrong but thankfully this went together nicely! I love her white, yellow and blue theme.
They aren't all late either (hopefully I won't be late again or no one will ever want me in a bee)...
I also got July's block for Jeanne of Grey Cat Quilts done on time! (the background grey is all Charcoal, it looks like different shades in this picture but it's not!)
I love her idea for this quilt. We all make blocks using 2.5" squares of scraps in any simple design and use different greys for the background. The idea is that one of the blocks on the outer edge will meet up with each other so it will be like a big puzzle when it's all put together! I'm looking forward to seeing this one finished because it will be so original.
I got them all in the post today so they are winging their way to different parts of the world!
I also got behind on the Blogger's BOM. Here's my blocks for May and June:
As if I haven't got enough things on my 'to sew list', after seeing the post at The Elven Garden, I couldn't resist joining the fabulous Jess' (plural) and their quilt-a-long:
I've picked out the fabric I'm going to use. I started with a bundle designed by Adrianne that I won from her blog Little Bluebell and then added some extras. I think it'll work well.
Oh and also wanted to mention I just HAD to join the gorgeous Stash Stack Club over at Pink Castle Fabrics in conjunction with Jeni from In Color Order (she has great taste!). Check it out:
Now I'm going to crack on with the sewing before my mojo runs out!