Teal We Meet Again swap

A few months ago I hosted my first ever Swap, A Blockwork Orange. Well it was such a hit and I had so much fun both hosting & participating, I've decided to host another one!

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We will be making cross blocks (or plus blocks or you+me blocks, whatever your name of choice is!) in modern teal, red and white fabrics.

Teals, reds & whites
I absolutely love the color scheme, and these blocks have been on my "must try" list for quite some time.

Sign ups are open through this week (until October 2nd) and all blocks must be sent in by October 29th. If you are interested we'd love to have you join us! You can send in anywhere from 5 to... 500 blocks! (Please, for my own sanity, don't send in 500. Please)

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Teal We Meet Again Blocks so far...

Some members of the swap have already dove in and got to work!


Dumbo's & Daisies quilt

I snuck in a little time this past weekend to finish up another baby quilt! I absolutely love the bright fuchsias and limes of this one, and the little elephants are too cute!


It measures about 48" x 30", the perfect size for a little lady or a baby quilt!
If you're interested, this little bundle of adorable cuddliness is available for $135!

All of my quilts are completely washable and made to be used... they can hold up to baby stains, everyday use and washings!

Like the quilt but not the fabrics? Check out some of my others here... I do make custom one's also!


A Blockwork Orange

As if I don't have enough going on, I up and decided I wanted to be in a modern block swap a few weeks ago.

When I didn't come across any with openings, I created my own!
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Thus, A Blockwork Orange was born.

We have 29 members and are making Crazy Nine Patch blocks using Oh! Fransson's tutorial. It's a lot of fun so far, and I've already begun to receive packages from ladies who got done super early!

A Blockwork Orange fabric selection

Everyone is using the yummiest orange fabrics and it's really getting me in the mood for spring!

Here are a few more pictures of completed blocks that I've pulled from our Flickr Photo Pool...Blockwork Orange Fourth 9

A Blockwork Orange - / Crazy 9 Patch /3
A Blockwork Orange Bee- Blocks 10-18
orange blocks 10-18
Aren't they looking awesome?!

Everyone is creating blocks in sets of 9 (as the tutorial demonstrates) and sending them in, once I get everyone's blocks I will send back the same amount of blocks but from a bunch of different sewists!

Who knew there were so many different orange fabrics?!


Fussy Cut Bee _ October block for Jane

Jane sent out a gorgeous variety of plum, magenta and gray fabrics with her twin girls in mind. She asked for a "Drunk Love" style of blocks featuring the cute little fussy-cut storybook girl somewhere in there!

I really can't wait to see how this quilt turns out!

Sew Fun 2 Bee _ September for Locodowo

I know I haven't posted in a while. Between buying a home and renovating, adding to my sewing blog let alone really accomplishing anything craft related in general has sort-of fallen to the wayside!

So, I'm playing catch-up now!

Lauree sent out a package of lovely orange and gray blocks and requested we create Map of the States blocks.

This was my first time ever paper piecing a block, it was a incredibly intimidating! However once I got started it really wasn't that bad at all. I think I'd like to attempt it again in the future!

Pretty in Pink Bee - November block for Amy

November was Amy's month and she requested house blocks. She sent out the cutest variety of bright fabrics!

I created this adobe style home with some hot pink bushes! It originally started out as a row-home (think: San Francisco) but hey... planning never was my forte!

I am loving all the house quilts I'm seeing online!


Pretty in Pink Bee _ September

September was Lisa's month in the Pretty in Pink Bee with her only request being that we create a 10.5"x10.5" block with a "string" theme.

As soon as I looked at her mix of pink prints & solids I knew what direction I wanted to go.
Pretty in Pink Bee - September block for Lisa
This what I came up with. I want a whole quilt of blocks like this now!


Dumbos & Daisies

I've been saying for months that I want to get a couple quilts made up and start an Etsy store. I love making custom quilts, but sometimes it's just fun to work at your own pace using whatever inspires you.
 That's what this Dumbos & Daisies quilt is, just some fun fabric that turned into an adorable little girl quilt.

It measures 41" x 48" and is made up of a combination of Joel Dewberry, Moda and other designer fabrics, and Kona cotton solids. I just have to add binding and this little cutie will be ready to go to a new home!