I had a pretty busy week which explains the lack of posting on my poor neglected blog. In between meeting some deadlines for a fun little project I did manage to finish up my Savvy Season Swap project.
As I had mentioned in my last blog post, I was only planning on quilting the borders. After finishing those up, I realized that the white portion of the quilt looked so sad and bare–so I decided to add in some swirly quilting. When I originally drew up this embroidery design I had planned on stitching some swirlies in that area(there are also some on the gnomes beard) but quickly gave up that idea due to time constraints(meaning I am running a bit slow on on this project LOL). Quilting the swirlies gave me the look I had originally intended at a much speedier pace.
I also whipped up a tea towel to include in the package along with two fat quarters of fabric in the red/aqua/pink color scheme I went with.
I also finished up my quilt block for the Ringo Pie Bee which kicked off in October. Kerry is planning a “Cabinet of Curiosities” quilt–she asked each of us to make a block with a collection of items–she wanted us to include a vintage bit of fabric, a new piece of fabric and then any other fabrics we wished to include(all fabrics for this bee come from our stash.
I went with a collection of baskets or purses depending on how you look at things. =) I was going for baskets–after I had finished the first basket(that little guy in the lower left corner) I asked my girls what they thought it was–my 5 year old, Chloe, looked at it…”hmmmm”–my 2 year old….”purse Chloe…it’s a purse Chloe!” She was pretty proud to have figured it out before her big sis! =) So baskets or purses..whichever way you look at it. =)
This bee is going to be a lot of fun although it is definitely the most challenging bee that I have been in. Each month we will have a theme that we will be designing our block around–coming up for November we will be doing a dessert theme…not sure what I’ll be doing for that yet. This bee involves a lot of paper piecing and or applique as well as having very non-traditional blocks–it will definitely have me stretching my skills. And talk about sticker shock–the members in this bee..wowzers! I was super excited to be invited to join such an amazing group of ladies–I am gonna need to keep my game up LOL!
I also finished up the hexagons for Bee Hexed In another bee that just started this month.
This bee is based off of Tacha’s Bee Hexed In pattern in the first edition of Fat Quarterly. The blocks will look like this:
minus the text of course! =) Each month a bee member will choose the colors they would like their blocks made and we will each make one of the hexagon blocks above in those colors using fabrics from our stash. Pretty cool, right? Again, this bee is chock full of amazing ladies–I am so excited to be working with them! =)
And lastly, a little sneak peak of the super secret project…hmmmm…. =)