Friday, April 19, 2013

Half-Way There Lovely Finish

My April Lovely Finishes goal is to get my 3x6 Mini Quilt Sampler Bee Blocks done. I've gotten the paper pieced blocks done. This is a design that I came up with myself after doodling and drawing, measuring and dividing shapes. I love how paper piecing come together with little shapes.

I am so in love with how these ones turned out! Look at how the seams match up! And even the cream colored Tula Pink Salt Water print matches up as well. I may or may not have leaned down to it when the seam was done and whispered, "I love you." 

Now the recipient wanted calm colors in indigo, jade, ash, aqua and cream and she said she liked Tula Pink. I got a bee in my bonnet, ha!, made the block entirely out of Tula fabrics.  A little overboard but I like it :)  Here's the block before trimming then after trimming.

Rainbow with black background

Hot colors like red, orange, yellow and pink

Greens and Blues

Rainbow colors and white background

Cobalt with black and white

So that means I'm half way there. That's exciting and sad since the other half were due already and I haven't gotten them done yet. I got a cold that's not going away any time soon and that makes everything move at the pace of cold molasses. Plugging along though :) You can go over to the Lovely Finishes link up to check out what everyone else is working on here.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Super Covert Robin

I am a good person who puts things in safe places. Like hiding my Covert Robin's address and email from myself for more than a week after I received my gift. But I finally found it in its safe place! So I get to email my person Gigi. (Hi! Waving my hand). I got a fabulous city tote. This is my very first made for me bag ever! It was like getting a birthday/Christmas present! It came wrapped in a bow and everything. I super love it. The green lining is so great with the outside and is light so it's easy to find things.

I got it the night before I left on a week long trip to California. Now this bag was born in the East Coast and traveled all the way with me to the beach on the West Coast. How cool is that! It was a great beach bag. The handles are the perfect size for my hands. I'm pretty sure every one that saw me was jealous of my awesome bag. Here it is enjoying the sun!

Thank you so much Gigi! We could try quilting together this year :) And thanks Imagine Gnats and everyone over at Covert Robin and the link for all of the gift givers/recipients here Mon Petit Lyons

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April Lovely Finish Goal

Third time's the charm. This is the 3rd and last time I'm writing this post I tell ya. The last two disappeared. Poof. So here we go, Goal: get 3x6 Bee Blocks done. All 527 or 12 of them. Here's an extremely technical drawing of one block I'm planning on doing for the solids group and some fabric choices for the paper pieced block.