Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Another Bee Finish...

I was so excited to get my 2016 Bee quilt back a couple of weeks ago but haven't had the time to get a picture and post it.  That's the problem with photographers...you can never find anyone with a camera. Anyway, here is my first ever Bee quilt and I love it.  My husband has decided that it is now time to make a quilt stand for me!  Yeah!!



I also promised that I would show a picture of Egypt.  Well, maybe my favorite part.  I love the print of the goddess Ma'at. After death, we enter the afterlife carrying our heart to be weighed against a feather from her wing. So she reminds me to keep balance in my life!  Anyway, the decks are clean and ready for my next project and I seriously can't wait to put my next Bee quilt together.

Tamara

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cynthia's April Block Done!

This was such a fun block to do and easy as pie since Cynthia cut out everything for us! 
You are the best and these DS prints are awesome.


I may have to do a fun manly scrappy quilt like this at some point. Definitely keeping this block in mind for that. I love the log cabin style centered with scrappy borders. This will be one amazing quilt!


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Friday, March 31, 2017

Cynthia's April block

This is the block that I chose for my month.
The middle printed fabric is by Denise Schmidt, and the outside black triangles are by Cotton and Steel.
The teal and white are Kona solids.


Bee Block Questionnaire:
  • The block is 20 l/2" unfinished.
  • You can use fabric from your stash if you make a mistake, just make sure it matches exactly....Denise Schmidt fabric in the center, Kona teal and Kona white, etc.  I might have some extra to match if you need it :)
  • I always use Aurifil white, but if you would prefer to use off white, that's fine with me.
  • I sent you all the fabric you need for the block, all measured and cut.
  • No embellishments on the block.
Some things about me:

In 2016, we had 2 new grandchildren, bringing the total to 13!
Three boys and ten girls :)


Our youngest child Sean, was married in August, now all 6 of our children are married :)


I went to Africa in November with our son Addison, his wife Mabulane and their 3 little girls.  I was able to meet my daughter in law's family for the first time and loved them of course!
Mabulane (mah-boo-lah-nee) is holding the yellow glasses, her nephew, two of her sisters, her sister's husband, and 3 of our grandchildren.



My top 3 finished projects in 2016:

I made an heirloom blessing gown and bonnet for our 12th grandchild, Taylor.  Each piece of lace was sewn in separately, and the bonnet is smocked. The fabric is Swiss cotton, and the lace is french cotton.  I embroidered her 3 initials on the back hem.  The idea is that Taylor will pass the gown on to her daughter's baby and her initials will be embroidered next to Taylor's initials, and so on....



I went to my first quilt retreat ever and had a blast!  Lori Holt was the instructor, and she designed this quilt just for our retreat!  I still have to get it quilted :)  I was part of an Instagram group, and became really good friends with them.  We all had our love of Lori and quilting in common.  One of the ladies even came from Australia for the retreat and then she went to each of our homes to visit us...Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma and my house in northern California.  


I finished my "Snapshots" quilt by Bonnie and Camille, hosted by Fat Quarter Shop.  It was a fundraiser for St. Jude hospital.  I backed the quilt with aqua minky and gifted it to my new daughter in law Kari, who is from Costa Rica.  She loved it!  


Well that's it ladies, I sure hope you enjoy sewing my block.
It's pretty interesting, the way it goes together :)









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