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I now have most of my blocks from the 12 Squared Bee. I’m not sure how I’m going to put them together…

With sashing?

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No sashing?

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“Reassembled” blocks?

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Some of both?

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Or I might go in a completely different direction all together! We’ll see!

In other news, we just found out that we’re moving. To the house directly next door to my sister.  Needless to say, that’s great! The house is slightly bigger than where we are now (we’re talking moving from 700 square feet to 850? Maybe?) and I’ll have a dedicated sewing space so we’re really excited. It’s gonna make the blogging mellow for a bit but you’ll all be here when I get back, right??  We’ve been in our place for almost seven years so there’s loads of packing that has to happen that will cut into the sewing time! I can’t wait for a fresh start with a new place though. It’s a cute little old house (old for California – build in 1927) that we’re excited to make our own!

I always love when you first see the quilt in your head.

The beginnings of a new quilt...

For me it then gets quickly drawn and I pull loads of fabrics.

Getting started

Usually I instantly want to get started…

Progress

… and make some progress! I’m auditioning this green as the background but I’m thinking it’s not right. We’ll see.

Hope that you all gets loads of sewing in this weekend!

Adorable mini Bonne Maman jars.

We all love Bonne Maman jars. But have you seen these teeny tiny ones before??  A hotel I was at recently had ‘em.  Now I don’t THINK you’re supposed to take…oh… six or so… but I did.  I couldn’t help it.

Adorable mini Bonne Maman jars.

I love them. Love. But I’m at a loss as to what I can do with them. They make me wish I had a bead collection. Are you allowed to start a collection purely because you already have something to hold it in??

Adorable mini Bonne Maman jars.

They are just so… little! And wonderful! Anyone have suggestions what I could use them for?

A finish!

It’s been awhile since I’ve finished a quilt that wasn’t on a deadline.  It was nice. Some friends who are having a baby girl are getting this one!

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This quilt confirmed for me that I am not as much of a fan of the washed crinkled look when the quilt isn’t stippled. Stippling leads to a nice even all over crinkle, but other quilting… not so much.

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I’ve been trying to stretch myself and NOT stipple quilts… it’s hard for me! But there’s inspiration everywhere. I saw this photo shoot with Megan Fox recently.  Do you think others are obsessively looking at the quilting too??

Happy Monday!