Saturday, November 12, 2016

NewBee - November - Gee's Bend

Mada's block is inspired by Gee's Bend quilts. It is 24 x 24 inches. We were given a starting block and a bag of scraps. The strip could be 1 - 3 inches wide, alternating dark and light. Every other stripe need a piecing. We need to use each fabric at least once.

This is my version for my Cascade quilt.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Jeans Prototype

This first pair of Jeans is interesting. It is McCalls 5142. There are a many alteration points and the instructions refer you to the designer's book on alternation. I found this some what difficult to follow.

Despite my basting an trying before I sewed the waist band is 3 inches too large. I think I might have sewed it on upside down. Also, I stopped and started these so many times my notes are messy. So I made more notes.

Safety pins on both sides and your shirt over the waistband they are wearable for Saturday chores.

There is more fabric for round 2.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Watercolor Flowers Blouse

I am working through my list of unfinished projects. This bright watercolor flower blouse is McCalls 6750.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

NewBee - October - her Own Design

Catherine designed her own block. It is 9.5 x 72 inches.

I made a smaller version for my Cascade quilt.

Here are the 2 blocks side by side.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Crayon Quilt Challenge


  • Draw 3 crayons blindly from the bag. Use on the three color of the crayons chosen in your quilt. you may add a neutral (white, tan, grey or black) is desired.

My chosen colors are asparagus, turquoise blue, razzle dazzle rose.

  • Completed quilt can be any size as long as the shortest side is 12 inches or more. This will allow for a table runner or mini at the small end of the size spectrum.

My quilt is a wall hanging measuring 16 inches x 16 inches.

  • A modern aesthetic is to be reflected in the design of the quilt.

My pattern is from Cloud9 Fabrics Cirrus Solids BOM November 2014.

  • The actual crayons must be attached to the front of quilt. (ie. baggie pinned to front of quilt).

  • Completed quilts are due at the September meeting. Prize will be raffled to participants.

I am so happy with these colors. It said 'Quilt me with beads'. Probably an overreaction to my not so happy colors from the last solids color challenge.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

NewBee: September - Labyrinth

I was the Bee Queen for July and will post those blocks later.

Michelle is bee Queen for September. Her block is Labyrinth. It is much simpler to put together than it looks.

My copy for my defunct Project48 quilt: