February 29, 2012

What will it be?

What will it be, what will it be?
I was working on my For the Love of Solids Project and happen to have some scrappy scraps of Kona solids so I sewed them together (with nothing in mind) and then....it came to me.  Any ideas of that this might turn into? I'll let you guess in the comments and the first person that gets it correct, will get one, custom made by me for you, if you would like.  Guess until the post is closed!

February 28, 2012

Tumbler Progress

So remember a couple of months ago when I was excited about sending my fabrics away to the Tumbler Party? They have come home and I have started working on this quilt top.  I tried arranging them many different ways but have decided on random so it is exciting to watch as this one becomes a top!

February 27, 2012

Modern 99

Jill (from that moxie girl) asked us to do this block for her for March.  I love the vibrant colors of the fabrics she choose and am happy to report that even though this is for March, it is already done and in the mailbox on the way back to her!

We are selecting blocks from the Modern Blocks book that came out last fall. This book is fantastic! There are blocks for all different skill levels and it's just so fun to see what other folks come up with and pick for when they are the hostess for each month.  If you are curious about the previous blocks, visit the January and February links to see what we've been creating in this bee!

February 16, 2012

Another Alissa Block

My first attempt at an Alissa block was here, and now I have tried another one! This is the pattern that the gals at the FWMQG wanted to do for our February meeting using our own color scheme. I plan to use this in my rainbow quilt, which I will be arranging soon. Thanks for visiting and Happy Friday!

Home for the Mug Rug

Do you remember the mug rug I made earlier this week? Well here it is in action! I had expected to use it for my cup or glass but it much better suited for my pens/pencils and highlighters. The pink basket houses all of my post-it notes and tape flags so this goes perfectly! I'll just have to whip up another one for my beverage!

February 14, 2012

Mug Rug for Work

The past couple of weeks, while at work, I have wished that I had a mug rug for my cup or glass. Well, since I am a quilter, I have nobody to blame but myself, so...I stitched this little baby up and am excited to use it tomorrow at my desk! I like the pink, purple and yellow side the best. This is only my second mug rug ever, my first one was for a swap. You know what? I see more of these in my future, and if you are my friend, perhaps in your future too!

February 11, 2012

Yes, I Do Like it

I was never sure if I liked this block. Is it to modern? (Honestly, I don't think that is possible). Will it look ok as just one block? (I ask because I made one block for each of my hive members in my NuBees February Block Swap). Mmmm, what about different color combinations? February was the month to dig in (about time since it was posted in October).


They look great, they are modern, and I am happy! These blocks do have a bit of extra fabric left over, but they sure are pretty and that more than makes up for it. If you are interested in trying this block, Ms. Alissa Haight Carlton of Handmade by Alissa has the tutorial here at Sew Mama Sew.

0212 - NuBees - Hive 3

February 6, 2012

Mod Mosaic-Check

February Mod Mosaic Blocks are now complete! You may remember my struggle with these blocks the first time around, but I have completed them for February - aahh, sigh of relief. They aren't even hard, I don't know what my problem was. I like the second pair better, with lots of colors. On to my next project!!

February 5, 2012

NuBees February Mosaic

February, in my NuBees group, requires a mosaic. So...in my normal colorful, bright style, I have created the following mosaic to assist my hive members in making a block for me. I have been using a rainbow inspiration piece since September so after this round I expect to have enough blocks for a whole quilt! Of course, I will have to see how they look together, but I envision bright solid sashing - we'll see.

NuBees February Mosaic