Thursday, April 15, 2010

Around the Block blocks for April

And hurray I'm caught up with Around the Block again!  I had a lot of trouble with this months blocks, but mostly because of my own deficiencies.  The first blocks were for Susie.  She is making a space quilt for her little boy.

Robot for Susie
This robot gave me so much trouble!  I was hoping for something like this, but my proportions are all wrong, AND I ran out of fabric so the block is a little bit small.  Whoops!

Wonky star for susie
Next up we have this wonky star.  Unfortunately, not the best pattern for these fabrics.  They're too wild and crazy, and you can barely see the star. It is a very dynamic block though, so hopefully it will be used!

Then we have blocks for Rachel.  She sent us some blue red and brown fabrics to make blocks to split between her two boys.

Blocks for Rachel
This block was fun, and I love how the red dots are skewed so it makes the block crazy.  HOWEVER, I was having trouble with my sewing machine, so the edges are a tiny bit ruffly.  Not sure why.  It's not too bad though, and it should go away once its sewn together with other blocks.

Dotty for Rachel
I had so much trouble with this one!  I cut the fabric too short, machine ate up some parts, who knows what was going on. Ah shoot.  I just remembered that I might have forgotten to sew a seam shut too.  I'll have to make sure Rachel knows, sorry!  I think it turned out ok though.  I hope her boys like it!

Now I'm just waiting for my last pack of fabric from Bee Inspired.  I can't believe that quilting bee is almost over!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bees for March!

Wow, what happened to March?  I got behind on my bees, but I'm caught up again!  Here are the blocks for this month:

Blocks for Bee Inspired:

Block for Deb

Blocks for Around the block:

All 4 together (for Bron)

Close up of my favorite... a star within a star!  Can you see it?

Star within a star for Bron

Also, I got all my blocks from my Around the Block gals!  Here are all the blocks together.  Trying to decide if I want sashing or not!  What do you think?

Zig Zag blocks!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Boston Park Quilt

Alright, here we go.  I've been super super busy, but I was able to finish up one quilt!
Boston Park Quilt Mosaic
This quilt was made for my friend to thank her for letting us stay at her house when we visited Boston.  She's roommates with our other friend who we already bought something for, so I'm pretty sure she thought we forgot about her.  But she likes the quilt and it's all fun and exciting.  It's made out of two packs of charm squares of Valorie Wells' Olive Rose line, and essex linen cotton in white.  I think I like the linen-cotton.  I definitely liked the crinkly texture when it came out of the dryer!  The main part of the back is some marimekko fabric from Crate and Barrel outlet.  I wish I didn't have to add the blues to the side to make it bigger, but my friend wanted a big quilt!

I put a label on this quilt, and called it Boston Park Quilt, so she wouldn't feel bad about using it at the park!  I need to do better about labeling my quilts.  Also, why is it whenever I make "random" quilts, two of the same blocks always end up next to each other?