15 March 2017

Building Blocks Tuesday

I’ve been making another Bubbles Bee block this week – in red and black for Jan – I’m trying to get it finished as I’m a few blocks behind and the Bee finishes this month !

red and black Bubbles Bee block

The Bubbles Bee is making blocks based on Aylin's Bubbles quilt.  Its a log cabin block that makes circles which is just so fabulous !  This round of the Bee started in June last year with members all over the world.

I’ve made a few other Bubbles blocks over the past few months - this one in yellow and black - the dark background really makes the bubble pop !

yellow and black Bubbles Bee block

this one in all the blues - very calming !

blue and cream Bubbles Bee block

and this one in pink with a white and text background - Lisa requested pinks with no or minimal white and I'm pretty amazed that I was able to find fabrics with no white - I've discovered that so many fabrics have a lot of white included, especially "modern" fabrics !

pink and white Bubbles Bee block

You can see the earlier blocks I made here and here – I'm so looking forward to seeing the finished quilts as they will all be so colourful !

While making the blocks is a little time consuming, I think the end result is worth it.  My best tip is to have the strips cut and sorted before you start sewing !!

Linking up over at Quilter in the Closet

Building Blocks Tuesdays at Quilter in the Closet

14 March 2017

day 60 update

its time for the 60 day check-in in the 100 day challenge - well that was 10 days ago so hopefully Jen over at Quilter in the Closet won't notice I'm a little late !!

My projects for this year's challenge were:
  1. sew the Aurifil 2014 BOM blocks and finish the quilt top - blocks finished
  2. sew the Foxley Village 2016 BOM blocks and finish the quilt top
  3. FMQ and complete my cousin Susan's quilt (top done in 2011)
  4. and make a Plus quilt from start to finish (new project but being planned for a while !)
Since my day 30 update I've been working on the Foxley Village BOM quilt and I've completed the houses block

Foxley Village Houses in a Row

and I'm almost finished the garden gate block !

Foxley Village Centre block

I seem to be making good progress with this quilt - hope the next 30 days is just as productive !!

Linking up to the 100 day challenge

01 March 2017

February link-up - Quilty 365 (2017)

Yay - its time for the second Quilty 365 linkup for 2017 !!


It's the first of March so another month of blocks to link up - I've created circles every day although I only have a couple actually sewn ! I'm not concerned as I've got a few other deadlines keeping me busy until May so I figure as long as I keep choosing the circles every day I can sew them over winter.

I had fun again this month in picking out fabrics every day - I'm enjoying jotting down a few notes about the choices I'm making on the day too !

This is block 55 from last Thursday - Quiltcon was about to start and I discovered a box of scraps with pieces already sewn together and this sweet bee and text was just right for that day - instead of wishing I was at Quiltcon I thought about finding the quiet joy instead !!

Loving these sweet little animal blocks too !

and of course I had to change it up for Valentine's Day this month with a little hand-drawn heart block in my favourite Cotton and Steel XOXO in Velvet Ribbon ♥