Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A whole 'lot of cutting

It is Wednesday already and it seems there has been a whole 'lot of cutting going on.
I am working on my Retro Flowers QAL

and then there is the Craftsy BOM which is 2 English paper piecing with hexagons:

I am always happy to learn a new technique, although I must admit the thought of using fusible web on these for time's sake has crossed my mind.


I am in two swap groups: the Red and Aqua swap -- I love these colors but do not have alot of variety so I joined a swap. This swap is hosted by Kelseysews. Here are my two contributions:

Sophie by Moda
Giddy by Sandy Gervais

and the second swap is the Solid and Neutral swap hosted by Annaliese at the Pewter Acorn. Again I thought this would add a little variety to my stash. Do you find you are drawn to the same colors and many times would like just a little piece of a certain color? I find I have alot of texture and prints, and the basics in solids (white, grey, blue, green) but lack in the other colors and neutrals. The group is doing a great job --- many different choices! Can't wait to see all the 5 in blocks!  I know I am supposed to be working from stash, but these are just 5 in blocks and it is a swap not new!!! LOL!  Here are my contributions:
Parson Gray Starcomb in silver

Bella solid in Amelia Blue

finally the only sewing I did get done! I found these blocks which were started 4-5 yrs ago before some really big changes in my life. It is a doggie quilt! So I had a few blocks left to piece and for the fun of it went for it! Now there are still a couple of blocks to finish with a bone, paw print and fire hydrant but it just felt good to sit down and sew and have completed blocks after all the cutting this week! is your week going? Leave me a comment, love to hear from everyone!

Linking up to Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday


  1. Lots of going on in beautiful colours. I'd especially like to see that retro flower quilt once it's done!

    1. Thanks Betty! I am hoping to have a couple of blocks completed and posted this weekend! We'll see how the curves go :)

  2. I haven't learned how to do the bee blocks yet....that is what they are called right?
    The quilt with the dogs is going to be too cute.

    1. Thanks Marsha, the ones I am working on are called Retro Flowers and there is a quilt along going on, you can ck it out on Flickr or at City Stitches and Sweetdieseldesigns blogs. I do think I have seen them fashioned like bees wings and called bee's on others quilts.

  3. Great choice of fabric to do your retro flowers and your hexies,too.Love the dogs fabric, it's so cute.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Teresa, it is Modernology and I hope it works well for the pattern, we will see this weekend!

  4. Love the fabric for those little hexies! I have to try some too! And thanks for plugging our little aqua & red swap :)


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