Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blocks + FQ's

I am in this great Quilting Bee, Pieced Together, and this first month was Katie's month. She sent us her fabrics pre-cut and wanted us to do Improv. I had lots of fun doing this yesterday since it was my first time making a block for a Quilting Bee. I added some white and the green and white flower print , which Katy sent me along with her block that she made me in the Cottage Quilting Bee, needless to say I LOVED the print, thanks Katy!

For Katie - PTQB February

I had some really small pieces that I hope you can notice. I should have done more because I love the small pieces.

Detail on Katie's block

Needless to say I had a lot of fun making this, so much that last night when I woke up for 2 hours during the night (who knows why) I was running ideas through my head of what I should do for my block for the Cottage Quilting Bee. I had not made myself a block and thought I should. This is what I came up with this morning.

For me

I love the little bird in the middle from Alexander Henry's Starling. I love his stuff. Now this is not at all what I imagined last night at 4 in the morning, but I like it. I tried to have as many small pieces as I could because those are my favorite.

Detail - CQB February

This really got me into the sewing mode, but I promised myself not to start anything new until I get all of my squares back from the Cottage Quilting Bee and make that quilt first! I will try to be good, but I really want to make some more blocks.

I went and mailed my FQ's today to Victoria, I sent along some extra scraps in her favorite color. I hope she like's them.

Wishing it was Spring


~Michelle~ said...

Ooh, I like! I especially like your Cottage block - lots of fun!

Sarah said...

Aren't these quilting bees fun!? Its such a great way to connect with people and try new things. The blocks for your month in January look great!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

OOH! you sneaky! I mailed your FQ's today too! So keep them peepers pealed on the snail mail! Like the blocks! Somehow, scrappy, makes the best snugglies...

rachel griffith said...

how cute!!!
you did a great job on both of them.

and again, i can't wait to see you piece your blocks together!!!

those are some fun fat quarters victoria is getting!!!

Anonymous said...

The blocks are great. I love some of those fabrics!

I wake up like that too, better to think of sewing than how much money you spend on sewing!

Sandy said...

I love that pink block you put together in your mind in the middle of the and green are so sweet together! Great job.

Anonymous said...

Hi Darci,

I love your block! I love the starling fabric in the middle. I am getting all of your blocks together and will mail them off as soon as I get Natasha's in the mail from Germany. Ashley Ann from Most Hot Butter will mail hers directly to you. This has been a great start to our bee.


KLC said...

That is so great. I am on the precipice of wanting to improve but am worried about blocks being the same size. How do you do it. PS I hate the math part : )

Aunt Spicy said...

Oh, those are beautiful!

Allison said...

I love the way that turned out! And THanks for stopping by the blog, I think I will quilt it in straight lines like you said! THanks!-Allison

jacquie said...

pretty blocks that ah starling fabric!!

Unknown said...

why is it that when I put a bunch of stuff like that together that it looks like a dogs breakfast and yours looks fabulous?
It must be you're talented!

Amy Badskirt said...

I love the small bits and I'm happy to have discovered you blog! Great inspiration!

AwtemNymf said...

Great blocks! I love the "Emily the Strange" one! You have an eye for blocks. Great color and pattern/print choices!
Also- I wanted to say Thank you for a great FQ swap- I had fun!

Unknown said...

Let me know next time you're having a swap, I would love to join in the fun.


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