Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Odds and Ends

Hello! I was a busy little beaver over the weekend working on my microwave bowl cozies. I finished 20 of the 9" size and have 1 more to go. I've also got the batting cut for the 12" size and started cutting the fabric yesterday. I'll be using small pieces from these fat quarters for my key fobs as well, so I'm cutting those at the same time. I have so much to do that I have to figure out some time-saving techniques along the way!

I took a break Monday and Tuesday to finish up some other obligations for this month. I have my September $5 quilt meeting this coming Saturday so I whipped up the August blocks on Monday. The basic block is on the left, the intermediate on the right.

And yesterday, I sewed my 2 Threadbias bee blocks. They were both so much fun! One is a disappearing 4-patch which I had never done before and I was a bit nervous about the cutting. But it turned out great!

The other is a block called On the plus side designed by Camille Roskelley for the Aurifil 2014 Designer block of the month series. It is so cute! In sewing these 4 blocks, I finally mastered my pinning technique to get my points to match! They're almost all perfect! Woo hoo!

This morning, I visited a small local quilt guild meeting. I was a member of a much larger guild for about a year but their meetings were in the evenings which is hard for me because my husband has a long commute for work. I wasn't able to attend several of the meetings so I felt like I wasn't able to get involved like I wanted. Now that Max is in school all day, my mornings are open and this guild meets Wednesday mornings which is perfect! And it's much smaller which I think is a better fit for me. I'm excited to get to know this group of ladies more and learn from their years of experience. ;)

I'm linking up today to Sew Fresh Quilts and Freshly Pieced.
Sew Fresh QuiltsWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Well, it's back to the grind for me!

Have a sew crafty day!



  1. So glad you found a good fit with a guild that works for you, that sounds wonderful!

  2. Very cute blocks, I love the bright pink plus sign.

  3. You are one busy lady-do you do craft shows that you made so many bowls?

  4. wow, you are busy! How nice to have found a new nitch to fill.

  5. luv, luv the cozies and all of the blocks! You have been a busy beaver. Thanks for sharing. I found you on Let's Bee Social. Please stop by my blog for a visit if/when you get a chance.


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