Monday, December 27, 2010

Back to work! LOL

Well I hope that everyone has had a lovely holidays and is still enjoying them. We stayed at our own home this year for Christmas to do presents with Caitlyn and be as laid back as possible (which given the personality types in this house can be difficult sometimes. LOL) We didn't have a bunch of gifts because we had decided to be pretty minimal. We recently bought a new tv...yes we have entered the world of flat screen televisions and it only took us 8 years to do it! And that was definitely a gift to ourselves (yay for credit card points!). And we also decided to buy a new camera which I am still trying to figure out, but which will hopefully help me take better pictures all around. So, with those bigger items, it was time for simple gifts like books, cds and dvds. Although my husband did surprise me with a popcorn popper (I LOVE popcorn!) to replace the one he bought me when we were engaged. It desperately needed replacing. ;) Ironically I did not give a single handmade gift this year. I was supposed to finish a quilt for my niece, but that just didn't happen with all the other projects going on. But now it's right there at the top of the list!


My sweet husband is currently building me a couple of design walls for the sewing room. I'm still trying to get that in working order. I'm not completely happy with how the fabric is being stored right now and I think I would like to try one of the systems where you make mini bolts of fabric from your stash. I'll have to see what kind of space that needs. But it certainly seems like fabric would be more accessible. But that's for another day.



Yesterday I am happy to say, that after returning my guest room back to my sewing room, I was able to finish my 3 x 6 blocks. Since they were supposed to be done on the 15th, its nice to have them all finished and be able to mail out the last three. It is a tricky pattern to be sure, but I was surprised at how my speed was able to increase with each new block I made. I think I've made this block about 10 times now and each time I learn something new. LOL.


so without further ado, here are the last three blocks!


3 x 6 Bee Beehive 16 - 4th Quarter




3 x 6 Bee Beehive 16 - 4th Quarter




3 x 6 Bee Beehive 16 - 4th Quarter




3 x 6 Bee Beehive 16 - 4th Quarter




3 x 6 Bee Beehive 16 - 4th Quarter





3 x 6 Bee Beehive 16 - 4th Quarter





So, all in all, the 6 that I made for the 3 x 6 Bee are these:


My blocks for the 3 x 6 Bee - Beehive 16 - 4th Quarter




I'm officially done with all of my commitments for the year. I feel like I have a huge to do list already for the next year though. Hopefully that will all go smoothly and I will not feel overwhelmed. Ha! But I honestly think that the design walls will help keep a project organized and also help motivate me to complete it! Unfinished quilts from 2010 here I come!

12 comments:

  1. Those blocks are super cool! I'm glad you had a nice Christmas, and can't wait to see what you come up with in the new year!

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  2. how do you plan to make a design wall? I need one, but dont have much room in my sewing room. I think I need a professional to come in and help me organize.

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  3. mini bolts? You've got me curious. I surely don't need that kind of set up, but I'd like to see it!

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  4. Sounds like a great Christmas! You'll love having a design wall. All of your 3x6 blocks look great together.

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  5. Yummy popcorn! Love the 3x6 blocks :)

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  6. I love the blocks you've made. I want to join a bee for the new year!

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  7. Hey loved the blocks! As for the mini bolts, I set up a studio this summer and put all my fabric on mini bolts. I used comic boards-there are about 100 in a pack for $7, and they are archival. They are great for storing neatly and still seing fabric. And you can put more then one fabric of small pieces on a board.

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  8. love these blocks. :)

    I've been eyeing minibolts too... hmmm... :)

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  9. Those blocks are great! Sounds like you'll be well prepared for 2011 in the studio :)

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  10. Your blocks are beautiful! And I fold my fabrics around my 5" wide ruler, then fold them in half to put on my storage shelf - it makes them just the right depth for the shelf, plus I can see the fabric really well. And the bookcase I use for storage will hold two side by side in each cubby. You can fold from 1/3 yard up to a couple of yards, maybe a little more, this way.

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  11. Those blocks are really impressive! I love them all!

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  12. Got mine and I LOVE it ... thanks for such an awesome quilt block :)

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