Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bee Blocks, Backing and Buckets

As June comes to a close I say goodbye to MoStash with the final bee blocks for our Magnum PI Hive. I've really enjoyed this six-month swap comprised of talented and thoughtful quilters.  Joanne (JoJo33) let us choose the scrappy colors in the Wonky Pinwheel using this tutorial by Greenleaf Goods and asked for a variety of background with at least some white for continuity.
I chose cool blue/green and the less common rust.  The block reminds me of the tutorial I wrote for Tassels except with 16 squares instead of 8 rectangles.
This month for F+F2 Maria (mpress studio) asked for Granny Squares with colors of our choice - don't you love how easy to please my hivemates are?  At first I thought I'd use up some pre-cut squares from my newly organized stash but in the end I decided to pick from scratch and cut new ones.
Down to the wire on 2013 FAL Q2 hosted by Leanne (she can quilt)with the linky party opening up on Sunday.  Be sure to check out the upcoming week of tutorials featured on her blog and hop on board for Q3 beginning July 8.

Originally I was going to do an improv backing for Rip Curl but am giving a jumbo version of the friendly hand a shot.  Because I mis-counted the hst blocks needed I'll be  trimming down the ones I have and using the center squares to make more.  That of course means replacing the centers with something else entirely...
Parts for Rip Curl Backing
Rip Curl top
My design wall is down and layout on my bed is challenging.  A bit more progress to share on the Sewing Room Redo includes the return of the computer (read:hulu and pandora) and the beginning of the never ending sorting of notions.
so many buckets - ugh.... 
Each time I empty a bucket I rejoice! I'm down to my last four so there is an end in sight but not much space left. The new cabinet and shelves for pre-cuts and all of my "bits" do give me hope.
Along the lines of crafty more than quilty are these little wooden clothespins that I covered with pink and white chevron washi tape.  I used a rotary cutter to splice them to size - they're for the baby shower game, sshhh.
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts, Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and  WIP Wednesday  at Freshly Pieced.

My list isn't any shorter but I'm still feeling pretty accomplished - plus in another couple of days it'll be Friday Sew Day for our MQG and that always keeps me on track!

Wonky Pinwheel June MoStash(2)
Granny Square June F+F2 (2)
Chevron Clothespins (24)

Rip Curl Backing
Sewing Room ReDo 
Cradle bumper (fabric cut)
Two fabric basket covers (1 lining done)

Still To Do:
baby shower bunting and runner
moby style wrap 
2 bee blocks
21st Bday Quilts (x3!)
cradle quilt
8 11 more curtain panels (yawn)
Taffy in Bike
bind Row Robin
sandwich, quilt and bind Fruit Salad
bind August charity Fairies quilt
Sewing Room ReDo


  1. lovely blocks! I especially like the Wonky Pinwheels.

  2. What a fantastic sewing room!!! I am so jealous!
    Love the wonky pinwheels, great block!

  3. Very pretty wonky pinwheels! It still amazes me how different color schemes totally change the look of a block - shouldn't I automatically know that by now? ;) Lovely work and you have a beautiful sewing space!

  4. Your list looks like mine.your pinwheels are cute,

  5. Such beautiful blocks and your quilt is looking wonderful. I love your sewing space!

  6. The first blocks are very nice and my fave!

    P.S. Hulu rocks!

  7. wowsers - what a list! Delightful bee blocks though!

  8. love seeing your progress! Your blocks are awesome! My favorite is the wonky pinwheel. And I always love seeing pics of everyone's sewing spaces!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  9. Love the wonky pinwheels. Great color schemes.

  10. Your new studio is shaping up to be amazing and beautiful! I love it. And I love the rip curl quilt!


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