4x5 Modern Bee, Fransson Quilts, Sewing, Swaps

Emasiado Ocupado! (hopefully I got that right)

August 9, 2011

Yeah if you’re handy with the Spanish. . then you know the titles says: Too Busy

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(Just a small glimpse of my sewing table today)

Where do I start? Recap: Me and Elizabeth are managing a online flickr modern quilt bee aka 4×5 modern Quilt Bee. Things were crazy trying to get that up and going and making sure all the ducks were in a row. Meaning other things that I was managing were pretty much going on the back burner.

A good example of that is the “hive” (group) of gals in my other bee – the 3×6 Sampler Bee. Yeah, I don’t want to trash anyone online and I’m not going to point fingers but basically we had someone drop out. What does that mean for me? Well since it was so late already, and I didn’t want the other girls to suffer – I made them “angel blocks.” What are “angel blocks?” Well basically if you make 6 blocks and mailed them out and one person decides to flake out then you’re only getting back 5 unless someone awesome makes you an angel block. I love my group so much that I didn’t want one little hiccup to ruin things or leave a bad taste in their mouth.

My angel blocks are based off Mrs. Fransson‘s tutorial she did on Sew Mama Sew – wonky cross. If you don’t know me. . I usually don’t try to reinvent something. . . maybe that didn’t sound right, but since I didn’t have a lot of time, I didn’t want to come up with a new pattern for the 12.5×12.5 block. So here they are:

3x6 Angel Blocks

My favorite one would have to by Lydia (which I didn’t get a good picture of):

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Do you guys remember the Fenced In quilt? What’s the status with that? Well I still need to start the back. . . yeah I have this super awesome idea and need to hammer that out.

I had to put that on the back burner because my Kona Solid Challenge is due in a couple weeks. Robert Kaufman generously has donated the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild Bright Kona Solid charms packs. The rules are you have to make something that is purely solids anything from a pillow to a quilt. It’s kind of funny but I’ve been leaning more towards solids anyway. If it’s more dominate in a pattern it makes the print you choose kind of POP. I’ve got a awesome quilt idea. . . and I know you’re all dying to see what I made here’s a sneak peek:

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I promise to blog more . . . at least once a week so ya’ll don’t think I’m dead.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Jason August 14, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Demasiado. 😉

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