Week #9 *** Farmer's Wife Quilt Along

I'm caught up with week #9 in the Farmer's Wife quilt along. Still loving making these blocks!
Ok, I'm off to do some sewing. Rainy summer day in Seattle!
Happy Creating!


Paper piecing and a Bee Block

The weather has finally turned around here in
Seattle so I've been a bit remiss in my blog posts. I started designing the block I'll make for the Cocorico Bee. Theme is "Kitchen Couture".
Lauree wanted kitchen themed items you would find on shelves. I love my french press (we use it every morning) so I thought I would do a French theme.
Go Here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/cocorico/ and see the incredible blocks that are starting to trickle in.
These are the pics I'm using for inspiration.
I finished one of the blocks for the 4 x 5 bee I belong to. I found the pattern on Ebay - it is an Alice Brook's vintage mail order pattern. I think it would work nicely as a whole quilt.
Enjoy your summer and Happy Sewing


Fun with Paper Piecing

My latest sewing obsession has been Paper piecing! I got the bug awhile ago when I found images from an incredible group of ladies who formed the Ringo Pie Bee. I've watched the group and the incredible things they create. You can find it here>

About a week ago I was invited to join a Bee of incredibly talented gals. We are following Ringo Pie and will make blocks for the Member of the month based on their theme. I was so honored and excited to be included with this talented group of sewists.

Our "homework" for July and August is to practice our quilting techniques. Lauree who co founded the bee had a link to this fabulous book.

Here is my first block from the book.

And my second.

This is my design based on elements from the book. I'm on a roll.....

Happy Creating!


Farmer's Wife Progress and some Bee Blocks

I'm making some nice progress on my Farmer's Wife Quilt. Love the scrappy blocks and I'm learning with each new block I make!

I made two of these blocks! I really wanted to see this block in red and aqua.

I am planning to do a lighter version of this block.

These are the blocks I've received so far in the 3 x 6 bee. I love the way they look together. The block in the upper left hand corner is the sample block I made for the bee. I simplified it to have only the teapot.

Heading outside to enjoy the day. It is suppose to be 80 degrees today!!!

Happy creating!