Friday, April 27, 2012

sew & tell v3.29 - catching up

Hello friends! My motivation has been coming in spurts, but I was able to catch up on some bee blocks and finish up the last bit of binding on a quilt.

This block right here, I love.  These chubby Dresdens from the book Material Obsession are my favorite of all Dresdens.  Fabric is from LOVE by Amy Butler.  Finished block measures 20"
When I received these fabrics she sent a picture of a flower and asked us to be inspired by it and make something.  When I finally figured out what to do it still took me forever to actually make it up.  Why? I HAVE NO IDEA.  Somethings just keep getting pushed to the back, and I'm embarrassed that this was one of them. It's from the bee I was in before BeeTweet started last spring.  YES.  It's that late.  And it's been eating at me.  But I wanted to make good on my committment.  Luckily the person for whom I made it is very sweet and forgiving and loves it.  Whew!!

This next block is for Ali of a²(w).  She sent us this picture of a painting and said she wanted to recreate it into a quilt:
Isn't that a genius idea!?

It was totally free formed pieced and just grew out of picking colors and sewing and slicing!  I may need to do more like this in the future. I love the way it turned out!

And last, this quilt from another collaborative effort!  I finished the last bit of binding (it had been sitting around so close to finished!) and now is ready to go to it's new home.  Well, almost, I still need to wash it and take some clothesline photos!  Brynn chose fabrics and pieced this one.  I quilted and bound it.
I am getting into a bit of a groove with my sewing.  I have a bunch to do for next week!  Be sure to come by on Monday for my part in the NYBeauty Quilt Along!

What have you been finishing up this week?

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13 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Andy said...

I love that blue quilt - can't wait to see the rest of it. I don't see much of that particular shade of blue in the quilt shops lately.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

The blue and white quilt is just beautiful! Do you have a picture of the whole quilt? :) Would love to see it!

Beth said...

Such a great idea for the solids quilt. I love making quilts by sewing fabrics together and just seeing where it goes. Thanks for hosting another Friday.

Seth, Cassie, Ruby & Lucy said...

I love the idea to use the art as inspiration for a quilt. It makes art affordable!

Candied Fabrics said...

AMY! That painting is fantastic, do you know who the artist is? I love the idea of using it as a quilt inspiration and you did a fantastic job with that block! Make sure she shares the finished quilt!

Cille said...

It's a brilliant idea using the painting as an inspiration. I bet this will be a fantastic quilt.

I always drool over the Material obsession book - have both of them but have yet not dared to take on their projects. I think your Dresden in right in the eye. Wonderful. Colorful,

Heather Cartwright said...

Always fun to see what you are working on!

alidiza said...

These are all so beautiful! You've had a great week: )

Kim said...

OMG!!!!!! You are ROCKIN the sewjo girl!!!!!! I REALLY want that mod block!!!!!!

Katy Cameron said...

These are all great, but that 2nd bee block idea is genius!

Megan said...

Ooooh, so much fun progress! Your dresden blocks are beautiful! I love the two-color dresden fan.

Miri said...

Love the blue and white quilt!
Interesting Dresden Plate block-I never would have realized that was the pattern: I just saw a terrific flower!

diane said...

your interpretation of the painting is perfect. It's a great block. Your finished quilt is very pretty too. And don't even get me started with that dresden...I have yet to try one.