Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday!

Happy Birthday to me!  One is allowed to announce and wish themselves a happy birthday when they are my age ;-)

I don't know what is planned for today, but I know it will be awesome!  I am celebrating in one of my favorite places surrounded by most of my family.  We are gathered to celebrate the marriage of my sister in a few days, and everyone is super excited.

My favorite color is blue (but a very particular shade of blue), so it seems appropriate that I share some blue related projects that occurred during my blogging hiatus.  I received this adorable Scotty dog (who I have named Lily) from the talented Aunt Spicy in an IG Pay it Forward.  Isn't she adorable?!  Made with my favorite colors.

I am working on these blocks for a very special quilt.  I have made six so far.  They are from Elizabeth Hartman's Marmalade pattern.

I don't think I ever showed the To Boston With Love flag I made.  I just love the blue background and the heart ties, and everyone knows I have a thing for peace signs.  The pattern is by Happy Sew Lucky.

And here's the back.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Mini Monday: Mid-Century Modern

Happy July!!!  Another month means a new MCM Bee block.  I can't wait to see what Deborah has prepared for us.

April block for Carla
In the meantime, here are pictures of my April through June bee blocks that I haven't shown you.

Carla requested blocks to make her own Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt. My hand applique skills are non-existent so I chose to make a Tulip Lady Fingers block.  Her preference of text prints as background fabrics was a good excuse to cut into my stash.

May block for Suz
Suz sent background fabric for her feather blocks and asked for turquoise and orange fabrics for the actual feathers. I had no problem finding these colors in my scrap bin.  We used the Anna Maria Horner feather pattern.

June block for Linda
 For June, Linda asked for help in completing a WIP and requested stacked brick blocks using Kona Ash and Kona White with fabric strips of strawberry and lime.  I have made this block before and it's trickier than it looks.   I do love the scrap-busting feature of this block and Linda's idea of using two different background colors.

Let the vacation begin!
I am traveling once again so my posts will be sporadic (what's new, right?!) until I return home from two weddings and a quilt retreat.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stitching,