Tuesday, September 06, 2011

of bee blocks, hurricanes, head colds, and excuses

There is a reason I wasn't going to join any more bees or swaps this year. You want to know why? I am TERRIBLE with deadlines! I can blame it on the power being out during the hurricane, getting my first child ready for kindergarten, this horrible cold I've had for a week now, or downright fear of doing blocks I've never done before. And then there's the keeping up with 3 kids and trying to keep my house clean.

Okay, those all played a part, but the real excuse? Procrastination. And I feel REALLY bad about it. So to dear Darci and John, I'm SO SORRY!!!

I've actually had these stars done for a while. I love doing them - we used this tutorial.  I love the green background she chose.  It's a bold choice and one that will work well with all of her fun bright things!
Wonky Stars for Darci
I haven't sent them off yet, because Darci and I are doing another little separate swap and I have yet to finish up my part of that. UGH. The guilt. She already sent me what she made. AND IT. IS. AMAZING. I can't wait to show it to you.

Now John (aka Quilt Dad) asked for spider web blocks. And I. Was. Scared.  But once I read the tutorial and started sewing, I realized they aren't much different from a string block.  And I love the way they turned out!!
Spiderwebs for QuiltDad

As always, I put off starting them because I was afraid of ruining them!  Especially since he sent this gorgeous Tula Pink Flutterby fabric which is out of print.

spiderwebs for QuiltDad
Once these are all put together it is going to be stunning.  I can't wait to see it.

So now that school is getting in full swing, I'm at the end of this cold, and I don't think we have a hurricane hitting us this week, I might actually be able to get some more sewing done.  Let's hope so!

9 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Kati said...

Love those spiderweb blocks! Every time I see those, it makes me want to start a spiderweb quilt.

Cille said...

Sounds like busy days for you but I'm glad you're feeling better. I am in awe over the spiderweb blocks. I don't think I have ever seen that fabric line. Too bad it's sold out. At least that's what my CFO would say ;)

Trudi said...

from one procrastinator to another - I hear ya sister! Your blocks are lovley, especially the spiders web, John has such a good taste in fabric! Keeping my fingers crossed for more sewing :)

Katy Cameron said...

Great job on both blocks, although I think the spiders web ones may be my favourites, love that fabric

felicity said...

Procrastinators unite!...tomorrow! I hear you, too. My August Bee block is done (2 days late0 but awaits mailing.

I LOVE the green background of those fabulous wonky stars.

Kim said...

OMGosh Amy! You have been one busy bee for someone that is claiming to not get anything done :o) Those are stunning! I love Flutterby more now that I thought I did...grrr...why do they let fabrics get oop? I need to try those string blocks!

amy smart said...

I don't even have hurricanes, or small babies and I'm terribly behind on many things. You amaze me with all that you do. Love the bee blocks!

Dayna said...

These are spectacular, Amy! I fully relate to the busy schedule/procrastination dilemma; but you're on top of your game, I assure you! You so inspire the rest of us. I can't wait to see more. (And I'm so glad that you're feeling better AND safe after the storms.)

Sarah said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Great fabrics and great pattern. JUST LOVE IT!

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