Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Getting Back to Business

After all the wedding sewing I have been doing to get ready for my sister's wedding, I spent today doing a little clean up and catch up.  I am itching to start a new quilt, but thought I would first finish this month's blocks for the quilting bee I belong to.  I am a member of Stash Bee and this month's blocks were chosen by Jennie from Jennie's Threads.

She first saw the quilt she wanted to make here.  The final product of this pattern, once it is all put together is so pretty.  She chose pink and purple for her colors which made it a little tricky for me because I don't have very many purple fabrics to choose from.  I realized that my purple stash is very limited.  

These 8 blocks are not sewn together because she wanted to mix up everyone's blocks throughout the quilt.  I had a lot of fun making these blocks.  There is something so relaxing about making a scrappy quilt block.

After I finished my Stash Bee blocks I realized that my work space was in serious need of a tidy up.  Pattern pieces, threads, fabric scraps, and dust everywhere.  I can't start another quilt in all that mess!  Of course I am not going to show you the mess, but doesn't it look so much better now that it is all clean.

I feel so much more relaxed now that my work space is clear and ready.  I have been working on many small projects for the last month and am ready to start on a larger quilt. (If you are wondering what is in the jar, it is where I keep my selvage edges that I am saving for a quilt.)

My next project is to make a quilt with the same pattern as my Rose Quilt using the Reunion collection by Sweetwater for Moda.  I got a great deal on this jelly roll and layer cake a couple of months ago.  I love these fabrics and am excited to finally get to use them.

My favorite fabrics include the newsprints, the party bunting (so cute!), the polka dots, and thin zig zags.  This collection is so fun and I can't wait to start piecing this quilt together.

I love it when my work space is so neat and clean, but it won't stay this way for long.  As soon as I start cutting fabric, it is all down hill from there.  I guess I need to stop talking and get to cutting fabric!

Stay tuned for more...

Happy Sewing!


  1. Happily, I was one of the quilters in the Nittany Block Party where the scrappy X Block was first done. I've since made one quilt like it(which I gave away) and have the blocks (from another swap) to make a grey, pink, red, aqua. Your post reminds me how much I love this block and need to dive into my UFO's!

  2. Oh X Strings! - I'm just quilting my Dad's Memory quilt which is x-strings. Found them one of the more tricky blocks that I've worked with when it came to joining them together, but I'm pretty sure it was because Dad's shirts were cotton/polyester which had too much 'give' in it and made lining up the seams VERY difficult. Your blocks look fab and I'm drooling over your Reunion Sweetwater jelly roll! How did the wedding go, will you post about it sometime? Looking forward to hearing :)

  3. Candace... so love your posts... congrats on the wedding! I can't wait to see what you post on this quilt... I would love to see more of the process you work in order of how you do it ... I am still learning and the more pics the better for me to understand. Either way I will be waiting for the next installment... love your x quilt squares to btw! Lots of organizing to get all those quilt blocks in order!!! Enjoy your new Moda! Kathi

  4. your sewing area looks so bright and inviting

  5. Your quilt blocks are so pretty! I love them. I too have a big old jar for the selvedges. I LOVE them! Can't wait to see what you will do with yours. :)


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