Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Finish: All Caught Up

Well all caught up with bee blocks and Block of the Month that is!

house block for Deborah
For July's MCM Bee, Deborah requested house blocks.  I wanted to make a house block of my imaginary dream quilting studio in Montana which in my dream looks something like this.

the process

I sketched a rough design of the barn quilt and then just went about winging it with the piecing from my scraps.  The process would have been much easier if I had paper pieced the block, but where's the fun in that ;-) 

artist at work
Here's little Leo coloring his own barn ;-)

X and O block

Mary requested scrappy pink Japanese X and + blocks for August to make quilts for her granddaughters.  This block went together much easier than I anticipated so I made three blocks.  I enjoyed going through my pink fabric scraps leftover from at least two quilts and one duffle bag.  

September bee block 
I was late with my July and August MCM bee blocks, but I have already completed my September block for Anne.  She is working on a new pattern, so the blocks are hush hush.

October BOM
I bought some of Alexander Henry's The Ghastlies fabric for a friend while on retreat, but cut off a little section to play around with before handing it over.  I'm not a huge Halloween fan but thought these fussy cut sections would be fun for our OrlandoMQG Halloween themed BOM.

So even though I don't have any quilt finishes this week, it feels SO good to be caught up on my MCM Bee blocks and on the ball with my guild Block of the Month.  Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilt's finish it up Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend,


  1. Looking forward to seeing your interpretation of Anne's pattern! Your house is adorable and I had so much fun making the x and + blocks I am going to make a whole quilt!

  2. What a great feeling that must be to be all caught up on bee blocks. You did a nice job on all of them! I like that you have a place holder for the one that is a surprise. That made me smile.

    Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

  3. These are great blocks. I have a little Ghastlies fabric but didn't know what to do with it. Your block is super cute. Seriously. I'm not a halloween fan either, but I now want to get the fabric out and start sewing.

  4. Welcome back to quilting, Rene'! You are off to a good start!!

  5. All fabulous blocks Renee! Enjoy your week end.

  6. It's impressive how quickly - it seems - you got all caught up. It gives me hope that I can do the same in the weeks ahead that are heavy with commitments. You do beautiful work.