Busy as a bee again in April with a quilt for a birthday and some Bee blocks.
First up, Haven do.good stitches
This fun and very spring Tulip block. I'm going to say it again, I'm not good with directions. But I thought I'd give it a try. I started cutting and cutting and the realized that perhaps the directions were for the entire quilt, not for a quilt block. So I stopped and reassessed and my mistake hopefully will be someones pleasure as I made 4 blocks instead of 2.
The Bee Sewcial blocks for Diane. I loved her color palette and her inspirational art. Her request is that each block have not just curves but round/oval things with a pop of black. I needed to come up with enough for the equivalent of 2 12"blocks and I did that with 3 blocks of different sizes. I forgot to take good outside photos before I sent them off in the mail (typical).
|My 3 blocks.|
My local guild had a name tag swap. I got carried away and made 2. One for a guild mate and one for a lovely IG follower who entered into a small giveaway I had.
My guild mates name is Sheri
|Sheri, right? All done with inset seams and lots and lots of glue|
|The back, name more obvious|
This name tag is about 5 x 4"
The IG winner is Tamara
|I had a blast with this one. The flash is on so you can see the retroreflective fabric|
|Added a grommet for hanging. The nano particle fabric is silver gray when not reflecting light|
This name tag is about 4 x 4"
I really had fun messing with their names.
Tamara also got some nano particle fabric. That stuff is showing up in lots of little things I'm making.
I also had a first in April. I made a bed and carrying bag for a hedgehog. My niece is adopting one. Hopefully she'll send me photos of the goods in use.
|Carrying bag on left, bed on right, both lined with fleece. Hedgehog fabric on both.|
Lastly, I had planned on a pillow for the X-factor pillow swap, this rounds theme was drunkards path. I went with a modified drunkards path and then ended up keeping it. It will be a gift instead. I used my fun nano particle fabric (again).
|Front, no flash (pay attention to the purple oval)|
|With flash. Ta dah!|
|I quilted the right side to mimic the piecing on the left.|
I ended up calling it Blank Canvas.
It's 20 x 20"
|The back, simple with a zip closure|
And some utilitarian things for a talented crowd of teens- I modified slightly a pattern by sotakhandmade, eliminating the lining fabric.
|patriotic red-white & blue fabrics from my stash, all cut|
|Shoe bags for the competitors.|
I'm still working on quilting my Bee Sewcial quilt. I took a break to get some other things done.
I have a few other quilts in the works. Don't forget to check back.