Bee Blocks and a Baby Quilt

These sewing filled weekends are starting to become a steady thing for me. I pretty much spent all of Memorial Day weekend sewing. There are three¬†things that aren’t quite finished, so I can’t show you those yet. They should be finished soon, though. Then I’m wearing another finish, so I’ll have to take a picture of that sometime today and get it posted soon. I do have some things to show you!

 

Bee Blocks

 

I didn’t make both of these this weekend…just the one on the right. The one on the left is too small. For the second one, I cut the templates larger and trimmed them down. It worked much better. I’m not going to lie…I hated making this block. It’s so stunning when finished, but it took FOREVER. The second one went faster than the first, but between the templates, cutting, curved piecing, and then all of the regular piecing, I was over it. Although, I’d totally enlarge it and make it again for a sweet pillow.

 

Star Bee Block

 

Star Bee Block

 

My friend asked for Christmas-y star blocks. I made the first one and messed up on one piece. Luckily, I was able to salvage the messed up pieces into HST units and used them to make the second block. I love the fussy cut pearl bracelets. I hope it’s not too weird.

 

Bee Block

 

This is an Origami Star block. I’m on a red and aqua kick right now. Well, really an aqua and anything kick.

 

Bee Block

 

 

 

This is a gorgeous block and it was SUPER fun to put together. I’m not sure why I enjoyed it so much, but I totally did. I went with some of my favorite Tula Pink prints for the borders.

 

Bee Block

 

Finally, Jane made this block for me. And the best part…

 

Bee Block

 

Isn’t that awesome! I appreciate that. I think my favorite part of all of the book shelf blocks that I’ve received is the titles. People are so clever!

Bee block season will be winding down here soon. I’m both happy and sad. I am ready to not have the commitment, but I really do love making different blocks. I might back off and maybe choose one bee for next year.

Besides bee blocks, I’ve been quilting. I worked on a quilt this weekend and have just the binding left to do. I sent Nora’s quilt off last week. And I am waiting to send this next quilt off soon.

 

Edith's Quilt

 

My cousin posted a picture of a quilt on Facebook and asked if anybody could make it. She was pregnant, so I jumped at the chance. There was only a picture, so I used the picture to create this quilt. Sorry for the wrinkles. It’s been folded up waiting to be sent off.

I had the top pieced with binding and backing fabric ready¬†in April. My cousin wasn’t due until June, but she went into labor 10 weeks early. Luckily, everyone is OK and doing fabulous! I thought I had plenty of time to finish it, but surprises happen. I quickly got this sandwiched, quilted, and bound. Since the baby, Edith, is still in the hospital, I’m holding on to it until they’re at home.

 

Quilting

 

 

I was able to do some fun quilting on it. I have a stencil for this, so I did this on the four corners.

 

Quilting

 

I quilted her name at the top along with some hearts.

 

Quilting

 

 

I drew this like 100 times until I felt like I got it right. Also, cursive is not easy to quilt. I used a smaller stitch to handle the curves. It turned out great, though!

I didn’t want to quilt this too much because I wanted it to be soft and cozy. I stitched in the ditch on all of the borders and then outlined the hearts. That’s it besides the template and name. How much do you love the name Edith? I think it’s so cute. I’m totally into the vintage-y names.

Even after sewing all weekend, I didn’t want to stop. At 9:30 last night, I forced myself to stop and clean up. Andrew was folding laundry, so I picked up and did some dishes. Our place is almost back to normal except for the thousands of threads that I keep finding everywhere. I even swept and went over the floors with a dry mop! Such is the life of quilter!

  1. Kim’s avatar

    That is so cool that you quilted her name – that rocks!

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