Posts Tagged ‘snip sew send’

jons wedding 141, originally uploaded by Indie House.

So I moved, disappeared from blogging, fell behind on my quilting bees, didn’t get birthday presents done on time and the list goes on and on. And why pray tell did this happen? Because when it comes to moving and then unpacking I’m a little (okay a lot) OCD (obsessive, compulsive). I usually unpack within days of moving, maybe a week or two at most get all the photos on the walls etc. But this move has defeated me… We moved from a 1,500 square foot house with a 500 square foot basement into an 800 square foot apartment. Trying to make everything fit and be functional is like a 1,000 piece puzzle where all the pieces look alike.

I’m still not done and don’t know when I will be… but I knew I needed to get over it and get some other stuff done. Last weekend I set up my sewing space, such as it is for now. I ran out of time to actually getting any sewing done so that was my goal for today.

My new sewing space

It isn’t very pretty but nothing in our apartment is very pretty right now, but I’ll have to deal with all that when I figure out how to get everything to fit!

In the meantime it’s functional and I was able to catch up on all of my quilting bee blocks and it only took seven hours to do it.

Snip Sew Send November

These were the first blocks I did and they are simply squares within squares. I figured I should warm up on something simple since I haven’t sewn since early September.

Next up were these wonky stars. I adore these stars and the gorgeous fabric that I got to use on them.

Bee Modern November

Bee Modern November

While I was on a star kick I knocked out my Snip Sew Send block for September (and yes I’m hanging my head in shame as I type this). I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I got the fabric but I thought I would be able to get this done immediately after I moved. Needless to say that didn’t happen…

Snip Sew Send September

The last blocks of the day were for Bee Modern October. They are going to be part of a baby quilt and I adore the muted blue, greens, and greys.

Bee Modern October Tree

Bee Modern October

It took all day and I still didn’t the binding made and sewn on for a birthday quilt that should have been gifted in August but I should be able to get that done tomorrow. I feel great getting all this done and look forward to getting them out of my hands and into the mail first thing Monday morning!

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For Hermione, originally uploaded by Shear Delight.

I think somewhere I mentioned that in addition to Bee Modern, I’m also participating in Snip Sew Send. The first month was June and I actually completed this block the same day the fabric arrived! Hermione asked us to create something in the Denyse Shmidt “Hop, Skip, Jump” vein and I think I succeeded quite nicely. I layered the fabric one on top of the next as I cut using a rotary cutter. I’ve read that you will get a more wonky/wavy look if you use scissors but my scissors and I have a like/hate relationship at best. My rotary cutter and I on the otherhand have been “going steady” for quite awhile 😉 Besides I like the more angular look you get with the straight lines.

The fabric is all vintage sheets most of them hand dyed by Hermione. This was my first time using sheets much less vintage ones. The fabric was softer, more drapey but not really that much different from quilter’s cotton straight off the bolt. I like her colors, although, it’s not a combination I would have put together myself. I think that’s going to be my favorite part of the bees- getting to use colors, fabrics and patterns that I wouldn’t have otherwise explored and then integrating that back into my own designs.

Now I just need to figure out what to do for Claudia’s blocks (she already sent fabric for July!).

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