Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quilting Bee Blocks

Isn't life crazy? Busy crazy? It is here anyway...

We are moving at the end of the month to a new city about 490 km (that's about 300 miles!) north. I'm very excited because it will be a much bigger city (we don't even have a stop light in the town we live in now) and there will be so many more opportunities for my kids and me. Oh and three bathrooms (right now we only have one)! That means ballet for my daughter, and of course, a quilt shop for me! But it is crazy moving from 13 acres to a town lot...what will I do with all of the farm stuff? Thankfully, the new owners want my chickens and the tractor is sold....How am I going to resist all of the 'stuff' in a big city? I'm used to everything being closed on Sundays, only one grocery store and no fabric store!

Okay, enough of that, here is an update on all of my Quilting Bee Blocks:

First up,
I finally got caught up in bee inspired. I finished two spiderweb blocks for Lynn...I'm not sure why I was so hesitant to make these because they turned out beautifully. Thanks Lynn for pushing me to try something new.Lynn included some selvages too and I added one from one of my favourite fabric lines.
Also for bee inspired, Deb asked for squares and rectangles. She sent a beautiful mix of fabrics. I added in a bit of Amy Butler Love and some Heather Ross dots.

And, then my first attempt at paper piecing in a long time. Catherine from The Maple Leaf Bee sent gorgeous grey and pink fabric to make a crossed canoe block. I wasn't careful enough with the print so I added in my own pink Kaufman polka dot. I think this quilt will be stunning. And have I mentioned how much I adore my Canadian Quilting Bee...I adore not having to fill out customs slips every time I send a block back!

Now that my blocks are caught up (for March anyway) I'm working on two baby quilts...more on those soon!

Happy Sewing.


~Michelle~ said...

Great blocks! I love how you worked in the selvages :)

And good luck with the move! :)

Deb Robertson Writes said...

Oh my goodness, I'm in love with my block... I love dots and you know I can't get those fabrics here! You are going to have loads of fun in the city... do you have to make all new friends???

Nanette Merrill said...

You do really really good work. Your work close up is so incredibly great.