Bee Blocks for Darci

I'm having a great time in my first virtual quilting bee - Bee Tweet.

For June Darci asked for wonky stars. I've made an entire wonky star quilt before and I really love doing these blocks. They are a lot of fun! I had a hard time not making more than I did.


Sewing stuff

Not much quilting has been going on around here. Lots and lots of cutting, but not much sewing. I think I have started cutting out 5 quilts in the last month. Strange. Do you ever get on a cutting kick? I hope to show you those projects soon.

But in the meantime, I have been sewing a few little things.

Like these bibs for my sister-in-law's new baby. I love those little foxes! I used this tutorial but I didn't follow the instructions so I used a binding to fix it.

And these ties for my sister's upcoming wedding. All my boys will have a tie and I'm making more for cousins. There will be 12 when I'm all done. Thanks to Erin for her little boy tie tutorial roundup. I used this one and this one. And they were both great!

What are you working on today?


pin cushion swap

Our Modern Quilt Guild had a pin cushion swap last month. It was a lot of fun! And all the pincushions were really cute.

I made this as one long rainbow originally, but then I thought it was too long. So I cut it in half. I liked it so much I made one (2) for myself too.

I invited a friend to come to our meeting and since she didn't have time to make a pincushion - I offered to make one for her to bring. It's from Heather Bailey's turtle pattern.

Here is the one I got to keep! (LOVE IT)

And here are all of them in the group.


I have been doing something

Even though I haven't been blogging about it.

I made a quilt for my son's Kindergarten teacher. She put up with a lot this year (from my son and others in the class) so I thought I'd let her know how much I appreciate all she does!

Most of the squares are Amy Butler - Midwest Modern. They are 2 inches finished and so is the sashing. The quilting was done by me on my home machine. It is a lap quilt (around 60x60) - which I have never made before. I love how it turned out and am planning to make a bigger version for me.