I didn't mention this before, but I belong to a quilting bee on Flickr. The Wonky Bee to be exact. I usually try to steer clear of bees, simply because I am not very good at them. But Jacey assured me that she would keep me on track, and she has been true to her word. I have made everyone's blocks except for this month's, which I will be doing tomorrow, and sent them in a somewhat, kind-of, timely fashion. So here is a quick recap of the blocks I have made for the group.
For my month I asked the ladies to make Giant Bear Paw or rather....YETI Paw blocks for me. I they amazed me with the blocks that they came up with!
I wanted to use something non-tradtional for the sashing and teal being my favorite color and Lizzy House being one of my favorite designers. I thought that the Illusion print in Barsa Blue from her 1001 Peeps line would be perfect.
I am so in love with quilt top. I can't wait until it is quilted and I can snuggled up under it. It is better than I had envisioned it would be. Thank you Wonky Bee mates!
Speaking of quilt tops......
Hey!, Remember way back when, when I pulled all of my Mendocino out and said that I was going sew with it? Well, I finally did! I took me so long to actually cut into it. But once I finished agonizing over what pattern to do and got started it went fast. And then after I got all of the blocks made I put them away for 2 months. Boooo. But yesterday finally got a chance to put it together when I went to Kelly's house yesterday for some sewing.
WOOWOO!!! Mendo quilt top, done!! Love it! I'll be sending this one a long with the Bear Paw to be quilted by The Sometimes Crafter.
I've also made a couple of new tote bags for the shop.
'N' is for Narwhal Tote
and Love Notes Tote
On the back of the Love Notes Tote I added a little hand embroidery.
So see? I have been doing stuff. There is still one more thing that I made that I want to show and tell, but I will save it for the next one. :)