Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Musings

We're having an open house in approximately half an hour, so I'm trying to distract myself from worrying that no one will come. Hopefully my brain isn't too scattered or spastic as I write. lol. I know the house looks good, but I want others to know that too. ;) The good news about the open house is that it spurred me on to go through some of the things that have been driving me crazy around the house...one of them being my sewing room. It actually looks presentable! It doesn't scare me to walk in there. And I've adequately moved around my fabric stash so that it doesn't look quite as ridiculous as it is. I hope to share pictures of it with you all soon. But I'm seriously too embarrassed to show you all of the fabric that I have because 1. you'll know that I never need to purchase any more (although you will all understand when I do) and 2. I don't want my husband to freak out when he reads this. Teehee!


So I've accomplished a bit of sewing, although it has mainly been cleaning and tidying. Those are necessities because I think I was avoiding my sewing room because I would get overwhelmed when I walked in there. So many projects going at one time! But now that the doll quilt is done and sent and received, I can get back to my usual assortment of projects. There are of course too many, but there are bee blocks to make and quilts to work on and a hand bag to make for another swap. I already shared my bee block for Penny, but I've also made my bee block for Corey for VIBees!


VIBees - April Block for Corey


Corey very sweetly sent us all the petals precut for this block, so it went together fairly quickly. I think that this block took a couple of hours? Hmm...late night sewing. I never remember how long things really take. She asked us to top stitch this all with a straight stitch in white thread, so you'll see that is the way it is constructed.


VIBees - April Block for Corey - Detail



I LOVE that she is not afraid of color and pattern. This is a bold block! And she is getting at least 12 of them for a quilt!! I bet she is making more. That is going to be a fantastically scrappy quilt.



VIBees - April Block for Corey



Oh and I wanted to let you know that I was poking around on the Interweave Website looking for info on the magazine with my projects and I saw that you can not only order it directly from then as a hard copy, but they also have a digital copy available as a PDF download! So all you international folks can do that if you are so inclined!





Okay.  Wish us luck with the open house!

17 comments:

  1. Very cute block! Good luck with your open house. They're a lot of work to get ready for but then you're glad your house is so clean. I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your sewing room.

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  2. I had no idea you were selling your house. I'm about to buy one, so I can somewhat relate. I can't imagine keeping my home superneat for an open house or for any buyer to see it! I saw a few houses with handmade (i. e. not factory made) quilts on display, and I liked those homes just a little bit more! Good luck!

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  3. Good luck today. Are you moving away from your city, or just to another house?

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  4. What a cute block. I love the dots and all the bright colors!

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  5. Cute block. Good luck on the open house also. I found the magazine at Borders in my town in the magazine area. I love it and have many projects I want to make out of it.

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  6. Good luck with the open house! Very pretty dresden! And the Patchwork 101 mag was at the Australasian Quilt Convention the other day..what a great publication! Will check it out on your link!

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  7. Does the fabric stash come with the house--like the kitchen appliances? lol That block does look fun and cheerful. Good luck with the open house!

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  8. Eeek! Moving??? Staying in NOLA or moving away?

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  9. Good luck on the open house!!! We went with renting ours out since we will be back in 3 years. I love the block!! Congrats on the magazine!

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  10. What a great block...it was so clever of you to use the smaller dot print in the center and the larger on the outside. I think it really makes this an exceptional block! Great job!

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  11. oh I wish I could take credit, but that is all Corey! ;) She picked out all the fabrics and sent them to us.

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  12. Hope you had a fun afternoon today with friends! I made Corey's block yesterday, too. It is so sweet, I just love all the fabrics she chose. It's going to be such a fun, fresh quilt.

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  13. How do you find such fun swaps to join?

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  14. In a word...Flickr!

    There are lots of swaps and bees running over there and more start every day. I couldn't participate in them all if I wanted to. lol. There are swaps for every level of sewer/quilter!

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