Just a mini post!

While I was thinking and planning with my friend Raquel, on just how to make the perfect quilt for her new baby girl, I decided to give one of our ideas a try. We thought it would be great to work with triangle and hexi shapes. So to give the idea of placing those shapes into strips, I made a mini quilt!IMG_3389

For a long time I had wanted to play with the idea of quilting from a single point, with the point off center. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

A bit of hand binding later and this little guy was finished!

Since the mini went so well, we went on to the real thing…more on that later!

 

It’s my month to bee queen!

In my opinion I should ALWAYS be queen ;D, but alas, I will have to content myself with being a “Quilting Queen Bee” and for only a month!  We have a wonderfully creative group of women in Hive #6 in the Newbee Quilters bee from Threadbias. We’ve made all kinds of blocks in the past months and they were all fun. I found it was really a bit of a struggle to choose which block to ask everyone to make for me!

I finally decided on the economy block. I’ve always wanted to make some but, they never quite made it into it my stack of WIPs or planned projects. (Do you have an entire shelf of those too, or is it just me?!) I decide on the tutorial from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. I love her work, and find her tutorials clear and wonderfully photographed…and, I love her choice of fabrics for this project! Vintage-y and whimsical–totally fun.

I can’t wait to show you what everyone sends. I’ll keep you posted! (gotta have at least one bad pun per post, right?)

But, in the meantime let me catch you up on the blocks I’ve made for past months, for our other “Queen (bees) For A Month”.


Modern Granny square

Modern Granny square

The modern fabrics really updates this super easy block. And when you trim it down, it looks like you’ve done all the hard work of setting squares on the bias. I love blocks that look like more work than they really are! (shhhh!, don’t tell) The tutorial is from Simple Simon & Company.


The Pinwheel Toss

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This fun nine patch from Clover & Violet has its tutorial on Sew We Quilt. You’ve got to check out how cute it is when it gets cut and rotated. The pinwheels make it!


The Spectrum Star

This block of rainbow-y goodness can be made with the tutorial from Ellison Lane.


Converging Corners

IMG_2972This angel block made with Film in the Fridge’s tutorial, in scrappy, earth toned, modern fabrics, was a so much fun that it was my second choice of block for my month as queen. Guess it’ll have to get in line behind my other projects!


Sailing Ships

Such a cute little sailboat  and it can be found here at Delaware quilts.


Scrap Jar Stars

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An adorable scrap buster can be found at the Little Bit Biased blog.


Churn and Dash

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Some modern & whimsical fabric makes this classic block fresh. Made from the tutorial on Cluck, Cluck Sew.


A great array of blocks and new blogs to check out, right?!

Stay tuned and I’ll keep you updated on the new blocks we make, and can’t wait to show off the Economy Blocks as they get here!

Happy Quilting!