Monday, September 14, 2009

A little bit here and a little bit there

I mentioned last time that I've been a bit delayed in my monthly sewing because of all the moving around we have been doing to get ready for the baby. So I've finally caught up a little bit and some things to share with you.

As part of the Bee Modern Quilt Group I am in, I worked on September's blocks this week. Aimee sent us a fun selection of fabrics with a focus fabric of Alexander Henry's Starling fabric.

September Fabrics for Bee Modern

I was trying to think of clever ways to include this fabric in the blocks for the month and come up with something different than I had done before. After all, part of the reason that I want to be part of a group like this is to work with fabrics that I wouldn't normally pick and try new piecing techniques. So once again I turned to curved piecing and tried to play with that a little bit more. I was fairly happy with how this block turned out and I thought that the color combinations were sort of French in style.

Block 1 for September Bee Modern

And a detail of the center:

Detail of Block 1 for September Bee Modern

And then being me, I wanted to make her another block as well. I found myself much more drawn to her pastel fabrics and birds, so that is what I focused on. With the pretty pink wood grain option and a bird fabric my brain naturally turned to a bird house. And then the other fabrics just sort of lent themselves to "grass" and "sky" both day and night. Here's what I ended up with:

Block 2 for September Bee Modern

and a detail of the house:

Detail of Block 2 for September Bee Modern

And finally, here's the two together. A little busy for me, but I think that is partially due to the fabrics. I just hope that Aimee like them!

September Bee Modern Blocks

And as promised, here is a sneak peak at the fabric selections for my blocks which is coming up next. I'm going to have the ladies help me make blocks for a baby quilt and bumper for our little girl due in December. I've decided to embrace the December baby theme and am going to have them make a combination of tree blocks and log cabin blocks. The color scheme is mainly blues, greens and greys.

fabric selection for October 2

And another grouping being sent off:

fabric selection for October

I saw this quilt layout and it inspired my selections...but of course I want to have everyone's individual take on the blocks.

Quilt inspiration for October Bee Modern

I collected a bunch of images from Flickr that I want to share with the group as inspiration as well. I can't wait to see what they all come up with.

Bee Modern - Angela's Inspirations

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'm still here and sewing

Hello to anyone actually reading along with me. I'm still alive and kicking in New Orleans although from my lack of activity on this blog you might not know it. Oh well. Pregnant life has had a number of challenges that have invaded my sewing life. One of the big reasons lately that I haven't been able to blog is because we're in the process of converting my sewing room into the nursery. We're combining the sewing room with the guest room. It's all turning out well, but it is throwing off my sewing mojo a little bit. I need to learn to start crafting in a new space. I'll post pictures of both rooms when I feel a little more under control with the decorating.

I'm also preparing for my month in the Bee Modern swap and that has been taking some time to get all the fabric ordered and cut up. But I'm right on schedule with that and I'll give you all a sneak peak at the fabrics soon! I'm really excited because I'm going to have them make blocks for the baby's quilt and bumper. I'll reveal my inspiration along with the fabrics. I have high hopes for these projects.

In other news, I recently put a couple of quilts on sale in my Etsy shop. I'm making room for more projects and am ready to share these pieces with others. They are both baby quilts that are probably more girl orientated and super cute. I have hopes of finishing more projects to add to my Etsy shop, but rather predictably that has not become my focus. I just love to sew! Selling my creations is helpful, but I don't like the pressure of needing to keep the shop up and running with new products. We'll see what happens to the shop in the next year with a new little one around our house.

I'm sorry that there are no fun pictures of projects this time, but I promise to make up for it later!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...