Tuesday, 17 March 2015

CQ Bee is go go go!

Well this month I launched the new CQ Bee.  I couple of months ago I did a talk at our local guild.  Many of the ladies had never heard of sewing bees let alone flickr.  So I decided to make our own bee and eleven lovely ladies volunteered to join me.

I am doing the first month and I have decided to do a girls quilt for Siblings Together charity.
The block was inspired by one of my other groups and it is the weathervane block, with colour choices to make it look like a flower.  Put together it will look like a lovely flower garden for a girl.
I found a nice easy pattern to follow and made a couple of sample blocks.
Don't they look pretty!


I hope everyone will enjoy the new bee and have some fun along the way.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Oh no it's February already!

Where did January go?
I'm desperately trying to catch up.
Firstly all my sewing bees were under control till the month changed, then I stupidly went and entered various quilts into the local eisteddfod and I haven't finished them yet.  No panic there then.

So Feb started with my bees
Fat stash brit bee was an easy churn dash and I went a bit mad with the colours and fabrics!
Hope they are ok.

Next was siblings together and I donated an orphan block along with another:

then for the FQR bumbling honeys I was asked to make a more complicated block, which was fun:

and of course I have joined another round of Srappy trip along, two blocks done so far!

 notice I chose the easy colour combinations first!

So... all I need to do now is: finish three more scrappy trips, six modern quilt bees, two blocks for threadbias and that's my bee commitments done till March Oh and of course there is the block a month I started last month!

Then I have to finish my spiral quilting on my Wishes Quilt, then bind it, sort out the quilting on my moda building blocks and add the binding - having decision problems on a fabric for that one and it has to be finished in two weeks time.  Should keep me out of trouble for a while! Do I sound like a mad woman... no don't reply to that just humour me!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Catching Up with January

Well Christmas was fun.
Lots of family to stay and some nice sewing presies to get me going in the new year.
So what have I been up to.
Well my first job was to catch up with my various sewing bee commitments:

Threadbias  January


Siblings Together my charity Bee

siblings together january.jpg

FQR Bumbling Honeys

fqr january.jpg

Next is two projects to finish for the eistedfodd.  Wishes and Moda Building Blocks - pics to follow.
and... since Wishes was a monthly quilt along, I have decided to have a go at their next one  - Snapshots. 
Love the first block, cake - but no calories!