Monday, March 14, 2011

Bee Busy

I've been busy sewing...I promise! I've been working on Bee Modern Too blocks. My friend Angela asked me to join the group when one of the original members left. I'm having fun, but I haven't spent too much time on my own projects lately. I'm not complaining - just sayin'. :)

Here are January's blocks - grey and wonky. Bran asked me if they were supposed to be "weird". lol. I said yes and he told me he really liked them and that I should make him a quilt of wonky blocks. :D

February's blocks are Greek mythology inspired. Don't tell Mary but this was the first time I paper pieced. eeek. You can probably tell I'm a paper piecing novice from the back - but really who's gonna see the back? I was surprised by the amount of seam bulk, I really shouldn't have been, but I was.


Besides the bee blocks I quilted and bound two lap quilts for my mom. Ya, the ones she sent me that she only did the piecing on. I'd charge her for the work, but she's my mom...how do you bill your own mom?

March is my month in the bee, so I'll have some time to work on my own projects. I'm currently making a hobo bag with Echino - oooooh, it's gonna be fab-O! I was frustrated cutting and didn't spend the time I should have to straighten the print for the lining. I figured it really wouldn't matter since it's the lining, but now I'm like wth was I thinking? And Robin's "Hello Pickles" quilt? I've got all the blocks done. All I've got to do is finish the top, then I can get it quilted up. :)

4 comments:

Angela said...

oh i'm tempted to send you quilt tops to just "quilt up" for me. lol. I'll have to get the name of the frame that you have...

And you're doing a fabo job in the bee... just saying. ;)

Jana Edwards said...

a Wonky quilt would fit Bran just right! Love you guys!

Jodi said...

love your wonky blocks, especially the owl one! Wondering how that book is, The Language God Talks ?

Eily said...

Hi Jodi - thanks for stopping by and the compliments on my blocks. :)

So far I've enjoyed "The Language God Talks". However it's dry and seems more like Wouk's relationship with God and less about the relationship between science and God, which is what I was looking for. ;)