It’s the end of March, and I finished my March Bee Block and BoMs!
First up is the block for Stash bee, hive #12. Jennifer requested the Arizona block from the We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler at Sewn by Leila. She wanted orange and turquoise, so I hope she likes this block 🙂 I think I am going to have to make another one of these in my colors!
Up next, I am still working my way through the 2013 Lucky Stars BoM
. Below is the March 2013 block. I had the absolute worst time with this block. I don’t blame the instructions, it was completely me. It seemed every piece of fabric I could cut wrong, I did. Or sew on backwards. Or run out of the fabric less than halfway through the block.
Let’s just say I was very happy when this was done. I am also convinced there is any easier way to get this look than the way this block was done. If I didn’t have such a terrible experience doing it, I would probably figure out the easier way. Instead, I just plan to have this be the one and only time I ever do this block.
I think this one puts me at 11 total… I did the math, and I think I need 36 with the sashing I want to get it the size I want. Almost 1/3 of the way done!
I finished up the winter round of the 4×5 modern bee, with wonderful results! I also have the final version of all of the blocks I made complete.
First up, the blocks I received. I was in Hive 4, and I think everyone really did a good job making some awesome blocks!
The blocks I sent are below. I used the January 2013 Lucky Stars BOM pattern from Don’t Call Me Betsy.
I’m linking up to the 30/30 Challenge, even though it’s kind of a stretch. I have been sewing, but between a terrible virus working its way through my household and a few dark and dreary days I have no pictures to show for it. Hopefully it will get nicer this week, and I can show my real progress.
1. COMPLETE: Two blocks for my “Real World Red & White” Sampler.
2. A shirt for me. I’ve been wanting to make my own clothes for awhile, so why not start?
3. Get ready for spring! I need at least one pair of shorts for my daughter, preferable more.
4. COMPLETE: Acknowledge that spring is not here yet, therefore make a couple pairs of pants for my daughter.
5. Complete the March Stash Bee block – that’s not a real goal, more of a must finish, but I think it still counts (and makes this list a little less clothing heavy).
I decided to sign up for the Winter 2014 4×5 Modern Quilt Bee this round. I chose the January 2013 paper pieced block from the 2013 Lucky Stars BOM. This is also what I spent most of February doing, thus most of my entry to Fresh Sewing Day!
My color scheme is red and tan, with some brown. It’s adjusted some as I make more blocks for this sampler quilt. I decided it’s best described as a real life red and white quilt. I love red and white quilts, but it’s just not realistic for everyday use with a daughter and a dog. So, by adding tan and brown, I think it’s more realistic for everyday use in my life.
Philippa asked for aqua/teal, pink/purple, grey and a touch of mustard with a white/grey/black low volume background.
Kendra asked for any shade of blue with a white background.
Maureen asked for blues and greens, “ocean” colors, with a white background.
Jodi asked for rainbow blocks with any kind of a neutral text print background.
Jennifer asked for pink, yellow, grey with a white, light grey, or low volume background.
Also, in case you were wondering what the papers from 5 paper pieced blocks looks like, see below!
I also made another block for my “Real World Red & White” quilt sampler. This one is the February 2013 block from the Lucky Stars BOM club. I’m caught up – just a year later than planned 🙂 I’m enjoying where this quilt is headed though. I still hope to finish 2-3 blocks a month to keep on track to finish this by the fall.
Since my contribution to this bee is finished, I’m linking up to Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF. It also counts as my WiP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced for the week, Anything Goes Monday, Paper Piecing Party @ Quiet Play, and Let’s Bee Social Wednesday @ SewFreshQuilts.
January flew by! I can’t believe it’s already time to do a summary for Fresh Sewing Day and the Small Blog Meet. For those coming from the Small Blog Meet, I am a quilter that loves to piece and quilt, and sew clothes for my 1 year old daughter. Welcome, and please check out the other projects on my blog.
I joined two bees so far this year. I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s a lot of fun to do colors and blocks that I wouldn’t have thought of myself.
For the Stash Bee, I made this red and yellow block for Heather from Quilts in the Queue.
I made my test block for the 4×5 Modern Bee.
I also participated in Kids Clothes Week. Part 1 of my week can be found here. The pants were really the highlight of the week. I finished up the week by turning the Oliver and S Hopscotch Knit top into a onesie. The completed outfit is shown below.
She kept pulling on the neck, I think because it is much stretchier than the onesies she normally wears.
It’s such a soft knit, I kind of wish it was for me. However, I only had 1/2 a yard, so I managed to get a 12-18 month onesie and thought I was doing good.
The linen pants are a little big despite being 12-18 months, but I’m ok with that because I love them and hopefully they will still fit this fall.
And now, she shows off the whole outfit 🙂
Thanks for checking out my blog, and I hope you stick around and see what else I have here!