Friday, April 30, 2010

Bee happy

Finished my blocks for Ruth, who was April for the Bee-Stitched bee, and got them sent out. These blocks were fun to make, she wanted one circle block, and one triangle block, and left the rest up to us. The fabrics, Hope Valley by Denyse Scmidt and Timber by Jessica Levitt, went together really well, nice fresh Spring colors. I got the circle block from the Block Party blog, and the triangle block is Oh Fransson's from the SewMamaSew blog, aren't they awesome? I'll be doing them again for sure.

These are the fabrics I just got from Chelsea for her month in the Fussy Cut bee, she has awesome inspirations for her blocks, and I can't wait to get started on them.
Happy Quilting! ♥

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pillow Talk Round 3 inspiration

Pillow Talk Round 3 inspiration

I'm so excited to be part of this awesome swap for the first time. Heather and Kerri do a wonderful job with all their swaps, and they have such a creative bunch of people who take part in them, I'm humbled to now be in one of them. The style of their swaps is fresh and modern, using beautiful modern designer fabrics, just what I love about sewing/quilting. Flickr is such a wonderful place for inspiration, but particularly for new ideas which can't be found in any quilting magazines, that i've seen anyway, with the exception of the brand new e-zine, Fat Quarterly. So, I'm off to quilt a little now I've been inspired, what about you?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

wednesday wip

As obsessed as I am with just making the hexies themselves, I do have plans for some of them! This is just one wip for a flickr swap, I'm loving the grey and orange together, it may be my new color craze! If only I could still get hold of some this -


Sunday, April 18, 2010

hexagon madness begins!

I've admired these little things for a while now on flickr, but never got around to starting any of my own. Well, I decided these would be great for a current swap that I'm part of. So, yesterday I printed off some templates and got going.......Well I can tell you, I'm totally addicted, I'd heard this could happen and it certainly did. I've been printing, cutting, cutting fabric, pinning and basting ever since!
They are just the most adorable little works of art, and I'm picturing them in many of my upcoming projects. Have a wonderful weekend, but I have to get back to my hexies, haha!

Friday, April 9, 2010

lovely new fabric for a fairytale quilt

Lovely mermaids,

lovely unicorns,

and lovely princesses and their frog princes.

All brought together to be part of my daughter's new fairytale quilt. I can't wait to get started, I think it's going to be, well, lovely! Just have to decide on the right color kona to bring it all together, I'd love to hear any suggestions.
Happy quilty daydreams! ♥

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

my latest bee block sent -

I just sent off this beautiful block to Greta, her's was the March block for the Bee-Stitched bee, and an awesome block she chose indeed. It was a little tricky I thought, matching up all those half square triangle seams, but it was so worth it! I love the look of this block, originally designed by Red Pepper Quilts, and the quilt is going to look amazing! The great fabrics, and the lovely grey kona really make it. Fun, fun, fun! ♥