SewConnected has been the such a great experience! I love swapping blocks with other quilters, and pushing my creativity. December was our final month, I’m just a month and a half late! Thankfully Audrey is not in a hurry, and she loves the block :)
I’ve stepped back from swaps for now, waiting to see how life settles after writing this book. I’m thinking I will have to find a new “normal” after my deadline. Speaking of which —
My work space! The ironing board has come in handy lately, when not ironing it has become my return to spread out on! And yes those headphones are for sound reduction – my kids distract me all the time.
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I have been doing a little catch up this week! November’s bee blocks are ready to go in the mail finally. Before I forget I also want to tell you that I also have a post on Natalia’s blog today! Go learn a little bit more about me there :)This block is for Amber – she sent some favorite scraps and pre-cut squares for a maverick star. It’s going to be a fun quilt!
This one is for Meg – she sent us beautiful vibrant solids for a Kaffe inspire log cabin block! I can’t wait to see this one come together too!
I’m linking up with Amylouwho and her Sew & Tell – I’m so glad to have something to share!!
I hope you all have a great weekend, I’ve got a few projects lined … Read More »
While not fully well, I do feel much better than I did last night when I wrote my last post. Thanks for the get well wishes! We woke to frost this morning, just as the calendar says it is fall – overnight! Time to hide the shorts from the kids, so they don’t freeze and take stock of the pants and long sleeves, to plan a shopping trip. Not the worst thing in the world :)
SewConnected Block for AmandaJean.Have you seen this quilt? Or the beginning over here? It’s such a fun group project, I had a blast making this block! AmandaJean sent us the white and asked that we use scraps for the tiny house.
A Notion or Two Block for LollyLolly and her mom have been working together for the … Read More »
I know – it’s already September, I was slow to take the time to figure out paper piecing. I’ve read a few tutorials, but until I sit down to do something for the first time – it is still an unknown. In the end I had a lot of fun making these for Amy –
Over last weekend I took the time to make tomato sauce for the winter. It was an experiment. I love to make my thick and hearty sauce, but usually use canned tomatoes from the store. So I bought up 30 fresh, locally grown tomatoes at the farmer’s market – after all the simmering I was left with 2.5 quarts! I was/am a little disappointed :( It’s not cost effective, I can purchase a 10# can at Costco for less … Read More »
July blocks for SewConnected and A Notion or Two! If you are interested in getting involved in a bee – there is a flickr group designated for swap blocks and an ongoing discussion for those wanting to get involved.
Yes, Henny – it’s different in that it is just a block, and made from the fabric a group member provides. :)
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Sarah of house of krom, or krommama on flickr, surprised us this month by not sending fabrics! Instead she asked that we use our scraps to make a wonky log cabin house. Super fun and something new for me :)
This is my busy, wonky log cabin house! I found some old scraps I haven’t seen for a while – it was a lot of fun!
Finally I have sat with my machine, after a whole week without my creative therapy – I was overdue! I have a placemat swap to get to next!
See you soon ~Amy
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For a super rainy Saturday, with less the 100 unread emails waiting for me, I set to make my swap blocks! For April, John had sent a great assortment of favorite prints and asked that we make some variation of log cabin blocks. I set out to make a 12.5×18.5″ rectangle (he was asking for specific squares and rectangles) and after double checking my math a couple times – came up with this:
I love the way this turned out, and I’m even thinking I would love my own quilt with these blocks in various sizes! With the solid white/parchment in there it makes a very striking block – at least in my opinion! :)
I made a second, less successful block too – John has agreed to add a final border to it, and make it … Read More »
Jessica at Twin Fibers sent out vintage sheets for this months block. I hemmed and hawed trying to decide exactly how to put this block together. Especially after beautiful blocks started showing up in the group pool – everyone there has something different to add to the group! In the end I framed out the little panel Jessica sent and mitered the corners for a little special touch.I’m wondering if a mitered corner tutorial would be helpful for anyone?
Next up – Project Improv!I had been putting off this block a little, hoping that I could get a few fat quarters before stitching it up . . . (didn’t happen) I rummaged through my scraps and found colors in the requested fields and set to work.
A few thoughts about improv:– I like the end result, but … Read More »
Let me start by saying how thankful I am for each of you. I’ve been a bit slow in responding to your comments – sorry. My secret project has been eating up my free time, and brain space :) I appreciate all your comments and kind words, and I will be getting to my reader to visit you soon – I promise!
This is my SewConnected block for Stefanie, a proud new mama to a son! You really should go congratulate her :) Stefanie sent solids to make a quilt for her boy – aren’t the colors great!? Don’t look too close at this block you will find lots of little things that don’t make much sense! That’s why I like having a plan and drafting out my blocks – less … Read More »
I have been sitting on this fabric all month – and the last week haven’t gotten sew much. Last night I ignored the dinner dishes and set to work after the kids went to bed. January is Tracy‘s month – she has a green living room and is making a quilt to coordinate. I love the luxurious fabrics that Tracy sent! I really wanted to highlight the silk somehow – and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it Tracy! The quilt is going to be fantastic – you can check out the other blocks over on flickr.
Now I need to get my other block done for Amy . . .
Hope you are having a great Friday!Blessings – Amy
November 2008 SewconnectedOriginally uploaded by parkcitygirl
Since the little ones did not sleep in at all this morning – I set to work on this block for Buffy after breakfast. The medallion print has been featured in many of the blocks and I think the finished quilt will look great!
Happy Saturday :)
Ritas blockOriginally uploaded by parkcitygirl
I spent last evening completing this block for Rita of our SewConnected group :) The colors of the fabric and the change of season happening around me inspired me to make this forest block, with a little bunny foo-foo that Rita embroidered. I had a plan originally to make a simple block but as I was falling asleep last week – this popped into my head! My original wasn’t exciting and so I kept putting it off for something else. This inspired and challenged me! It was lots of fun to make :)
It feels like the weekend, with Ella out of school. . . our plans to go camping have been thwarted by runny noses and coughs. Hopefully everyone will be up to a little outdoor adventure soon!
Today we went … Read More »