So this is the last week of school. Crazy!!!! I am super excited for all of the fun things we have planned this summer but it is going to be busy :) And, I lose my uninterrupted nap time (le sigh). Which means I am going to be having a little less time in the sewing room. (As most of us probably do in the summer time). So, with that in mind, I went all out this week trying to tie up some little WIP's that needed some attention.
First off, I decided on a block for my Bee Month :) (Appropriate as it is a week away). I figured, I totally fell in love with this design I did for the Accuquilt Barn Block Contest (Which I didn't win but I had so much fun designing for it and totally appreciate all your support.) so why not have my amazing bee mates each make one and I will have an entire quilt in just over a month!! Yippee Skippee!!!
And once I decided on the block, it was easy to decide that I wanted it in the Countdown to Christmas!!! This will make such an awesome throw to wrap around in Christmas morning :) I am so excited!! So I immediately went to work on making a sample block. And of course, as my Bee-mates are going to need a tutorial of how to make it . . . Coming Tomorrow on TNT :)
After the sample was all set and I was sure on sizing and so forth I cut up 11 sets to send out :) (which I mailed on Monday, Yippee Skippee for being on time ) I mixed up the colors so there will be backgrounds in red, green, black, and white. I am so excited, I really think this will come together so cute!!
So with the bee taken care of I turned my sites to my 2 Braided Irish Chain's I am making as samples for my class in January ;) (But I have to have them done by end of July for advertising purposes :) I spent an entire afternoon cutting all of the pieces. Yea, that was a lot of cutting and this picture doesn't show the strip piecing cutting either. (Too bad they didn't have the Solid Jelly Rolls in the colors I was using, it would have totally been worth the extra few bucks :)
So after all of the pieces were cut I started working on the strip piecing. That is a lot of strip piecing also, but I love how much time this saves in piecing!!! So now I am on to pressing and subcutting. I managed to get a few strips sub cut (See picture above) but still have a ways to go :)
I also finished up a few little projects this week. Don't you love little projects!! It is so good to feel the accomplishment of a great finish and only have spent a few hours to get it!! I finished my bee blocks and sent them off in the mail (which I posted about yesterday) and I made the matching pillowcases for my daughters bedspread. It's not like I could showcase the quilt for Blogger's Quilt Festival without having the matching pillowcases, funny how that works to motivate me to cross another thing off the list :) Love it!!
I also finished up another quilt but I can't show it yet. But at least this one is only a 3 week wait, and there will be a tutorial :) I am so excited to show it to you all. It is one of my favorite finishes :) (but then again, I say that about almost all my quilts :)
So . . . Here is the rundown. With a little bit of summer schedule juggling I might just be able to keep moving things on down the line, hopefully :) I guess it would help if I stopped adding things to the top of the line, but we know that isn't going to happen any time soon :)
- King Size Serenity Quilt
- Circle Meets Square Quilt
- Snip and Clip Quilt
- Jessi and Me Quilt
- Sew Bee Create Quilt
- Father's Day Rolling on Out Quilt
- Braided Irish Chain - Queen and King
- Solids Quilt for Free Motion
Fabulous block, Melissa! It will make a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )ReplyDelete
Look forward to the package, neat choice of block :)ReplyDelete
I love your block!ReplyDelete
Awesome awesome awesome block!!! Looks so great! :)ReplyDelete
that Christmas quilt will be so wonderful !ReplyDelete
That should keep them busy for a while :o)ReplyDelete
Some really great sounding projects lined up there!ReplyDelete
Love your bee block with the Christmas theme! =D
I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D
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melissa, I posted your Beejeebers block yesterday - and am hoping I'm not too late. I have a sinking feeling that the secret quilt is the one the block was for :( I did put a little thank-you-please-forgive-me something in the envelope with the block.ReplyDelete
****Editing this to say that I just spotted the quilt in question in your 'piecing' list, so maybe all is not lost? Also, I have a photo of what I sent, and will post tonight when I get to my less fickle home computer (work blocks a lot of sites :/
Enjoy your summer!ReplyDelete
My kids last day was yesterday! I love the summer, but man... I have one that DOES NOT like being out of school! It makes for a LONG summer!! LOLReplyDelete