Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Raspberry Kiss Blocks for Rene for June

These were a fun block to make up--I hope they are the right blues for you, Rene! I know I'm early, but I had a few minutes and wanted to get them out to you.

April Blocks for Stephanie

I just realized that I hadn't written a blog post for my April blocks for Stephanie, a varied mix of blues and taupes and tans--such a restful and beautiful collection!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Gibson Blocks

I thought you all might like to see all he blocks I've received so far, plus the one I made, laid out together.  Here is how they are looking!  I just love them.  Thank you, everyone!  I also appreciate the little extras some of you sent along (extra half square triangle units, selvages, goodies).  You are all the best!  Now, I will make some more blocks to make this larger, and then sash them.  I have that dark gray that I saved out for sashing.  I need to figure out how I want to do that.  I think I will keep the sashing skinny, as I don't want the gray to overpower everything.  What do you think?  I really love the play of the lights and darks, and I love the light and dark blocks mixed in with all the jumbled blocks.

As an update, the kids at the Kalamazoo Academy of Rock lost their place in the Gibson building.  The guitar manufacturer in there now has taken over the entire building.  So, this will be even more special to the group, as everyone loved the windows in there.  We will still raffle the quilt off.  I will talk to the owner of Kalamazoo Academy of Rock to see if the proceeds should still go to the building (in KAR's name) or to the group of kids doing the rock bands.  More to come!

Thank you everyone for your help with this!


Friday, March 25, 2016

January - March 2016 Blocks from Stephanie

I am getting back on the blogging bandwagon.  I apologize to my beemates for being such a lame blogger.  But one of my goals for this year was to be better at blogging.  So, here I am.  I'm going to catch up from January through March, and then I promise to keep up every month.  I even came up with a tracking system for myself.  :-)

Let's see...January was Elizabeth.  I can't show her blocks, and she knows why.  But these were the fabrics I used for her.  :-)  Love me some Alison Glass.

February was Cindy, and we made some really fun book blocks.  I made these for her.  One of these was for the Sew Sisters bee we are in together, too.  I can't remember which was which, so I'll just post them all here.  So cute.  Such a fun block.

March was Linda, and she wanted these churndash blocks.  And some of these were supposed to be "Gwen Marstoned" up.  Hope they hit the mark.

I made these at a retreat I was at recently.  These blocks made for a little party in my thread catcher bag our retreat organizer put on the table for us.

April is my month.  That always makes me go "eep!"  Don't worry gang...no 100-piece paper piecing block for you this time.  More coming soon!

Can't wait to see all these together!


Monday, March 7, 2016

Round Two for February

Good morning. I'm sure i'm the last one to mail these, but I feel better about sending them off now. For some reason I had trouble with my second block. I redid the top section three times before I felt satisfied. 

I changed the text fabric when I found this in my stash. The 'frozen food' text seemed very fitting for the veggie tale fabrics    : )

Mailed and on their way Cindy.