Monday, July 26, 2010

July is HOT!

I do not do well with hot weather.  Having said that, it seems like in the summer I enjoy such hobbies as knitting and baking.  Oh well.  I have been working on things for my wedding, here is a sneak peek:
Close up of bridal shrug thingAssembly line of owls...
And more blocks for a couple of my quilting bees.  Here are some blocks for Jan.  Only one month left for Around the Block!  Jan did a great job with her concept.  She precut the borders, and asked us to fill in the middle squares.  With different sized borders she will get a cohesive but varied set of blocks.  I love the fabrics too.
2.5 border block for Jan4.5 border block for Jan

6.5 border block for Jan

And here are a the last two blocks for Bee Inspired.
Bento box-ish block for LisaLots of pieces block for Lisa
I am ashamed to say that these are 4 months late because I am so petty.  These happen to be the last set of blocks for this particular bee, and I was holding them hostage until I got my blocks.  They never came (I am still waiting for 5 people, isn't that crazy!), but I decided that I should take the higher road and just finish off the bee.  I never got all my blocks back from my first bee either.  I understand that there are life circumstances that causes people to renege on their commitments to the bee, but it does make if difficult when it's the organizer too.  These last couple of blocks to make me happy though.  The fabrics were wonderful to work with and I really like how the blocks turned out.

After next month for Around the Block my commitments to quilting bees are finished.  I had a good time with the first one, a bad experience with the second one, and a WONDERFUL experience with the last.  I got all my blocks (from Oz and NZ) with a month after my month was over.  If you ever get a chance to join a bee hosted by Sheridan, make sure you can make the commitments, then sign up fast!  She really takes care of you and makes sure everyone gets their blocks. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

More Blocks

Ok ok fine, my blog's been neglected.  But I have been making some blocks!  Here are updates for my quilting bee blocks:

6.5 for Annie3.5 for RitaBlock 1 for Becky4.5 for RitaBlock 2 for Becky4.5 #1 for Rita4.5 #2 for Rita10.5 for Annie

They were fun!  But mostly I've been concentrating on my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt...
Month 4 - PoppiesMonth 3 - Double Pinwheels #2Month 5 - Tulip Block #2Month 3 - Double Pinwheels #1Month 5 - Tulip Block #1Month 4 - Churn Dash #2Month 4 - Drunkard's Path #2Month 4 - Drunkard's Path #1Month 4 - Churn Dash #1Month 6 - Orange Peel #1Month 6 - Orange Peel #2-#7Month 3 - Applique Block #1Month 5 - Hexagons

Sorry for the poor formatting, I figured it'd be better to put something up than delay it another 3 months!