Tag Archives: bee

Modern Butterfly quilt – TGIFF

Welcome to TGIFF for May 12, 2017! Today I am sharing what is my oldest work-in-progress no longer. Thanks so much to the Carmine group, Simply Solids bee. This was an all-Canadian hive, organized by Erin at Sew at Home Mummy. The mandate was modern design, using all solids fabrics. Blocks made in 2013, handquilted […]

Rock around the Block

Well, not exactly rocking, but I thought I should share some fun blocks I’ve been making for my bee-mates in the Canadians Quilt Bee. It’s really fun to go diving through my stash for complimentary fabrics based on the directions from the Queen Bee each month. As the Mama Bee, I picked December–which is good […]

A little sewing going on…

What have I been working on? Hmm, where does the time go? I mentioned in my last post that I had started a temporary supervisor position — and it certainly would be less challenging if I still wasn’t trying to finish up work from my regular position. So having just spent the last hour – […]

Bee-ing busy (and a block tutorial)

I signed up for my second round in the Modern 4×5 bee on Flickr, and then I needed a block to make. This blocks started out as something else but it seemed a bit fussy for making 5, so I simplified it and came up with this design. If you know what it’s called, please […]

Even small finishes count

I don’t think I would sew this much if it weren’t for the online Community. Yes, capital C. It’s a big gang of girl- (and a few guy-) friends I hang out with on a regular basis. Some are more into modern quilting, others more traditional, some dabble in many crafts, others are more focused. […]

Commitments done, now for fun!

I love being inspired by quilt-alongs, swaps, bees, etc. but I was a tad over-ambitious for November. But thankfully (Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends, by the way!), I have them all done and can look forward to what I need to accomplish before the in-laws arrive on December 21 (wait, December already?). Of course […]

Weathervane Block (a tutorial)

Welcome to summer with the month of June and a bee block for me. I saw this block back in March and decided immediately it would be the perfect bee block for the Canadians Quilt {Bee}. There seem to be a couple of variations of it around too, but this is how it is shown […]

Quilt Blocks in progress (WIP Wednesday)

Back from the cottage, back to work, back to the sewing machine. I have made this scrappy star for the Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge using Kona Iron. This will be the centre of a baby size quilt. My personal challenge for this round is: 1. use all the fabrics (ok, I’ve done that) 2. […]

Something’s happening

But it isn’t much sewing. Meh. Anyhow, I thought I would quickly share my January bee blocks for the Canadians Quilt {bee}. This is primarily the ladies I met through the Simply Solids bee last year. We have branched into prints for some fun. Jaclyn (JaclynQuilts.com) made a great start to the year with a […]

Summer Stitching

Greetings, friends. I’ve been sewing almost every day, so it’s about time I logged what has been under the needle. I find it so relaxing, especially with other stresses that are piling up right now. First up is the Simply Solids bee.Ā  I enjoyed the Spiderwebblock for July for Chelsea, but it took a lot […]