Posts in the Bees/Swaps category

Yes – I am alive!

Just so busy that the poor blog is seriously suffering. Lots of sewing going on but I can’t show you here.

I have managed to squeeze in a block or two for bees and so on…

Got to work with some beautiful shot cottons for Sew Connected 2.

Sew Connected 2

And a couple of blocks for the raffle quilts we’re making for the L.A. Modern Quilt Guild. You’ll be hearing more about these quilts for sure!

Raffle blocks

Otherwise hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Bees & Dogs.

And no – they don’t have anything to do with each other!

Got some bee blocks done recently:

For Linda and 12Squared:

12Squared - Feb.

And for John and Bee Imaginative.

Bee Imaginative blocks for John

And to wrap up, you’ve all met my cats before, but not my dogs.  I was able to snap a particularly good photo of them this weekend, so I thought I’d put it here to add some cuteness to your day. Happy Monday!

Otto & Maggie

A little house

Little House

Put this little house up on Flickr yesterday (for the Bee Imaginative bee) and people seem to like it so I thought I’d pop it up over here on the blog too.

Little House

Yes, Mr. Gnome IS off gathering more mushrooms while deer & birdie wait for him at home. He’ll be back soon. And then they will all enjoy some mushroom soup.

Bees on the brain

With the Block Party quilt along about to get started and all of the new bees popping up over in the flickr group, I’ve had bees on the brain!

I made two more blocks for 12 Squared:

12 Square Oct.

The request was any sort of block you want. Was tough to decide but there’s a lot more fabric so I might make a couple more!

And all of the blocks that I’ve gotten back from Sew Connected 2! I had asked for no triangles and otherwise, no limits! I’m loving the blocks I’ve been getting back. I’m thinking white sashing (am I ever thinking anything else really??) but we’ll see once I’ve gotten all the blocks

Sew Connected 2 so far

Meanwhile slow and steady wins the race (I hope) with quilting the Lantern Bloom quilt. Dang stitching in the ditch (or right next to the ditch as I’ve found works a lot better for me) takes a long time! But I’m getting there! Just a glimpse…

Stitch in the ditch

A happy weekend to you all!

Some very happy news out of my world today!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be writing a book with Kristen, my co-host of Block Party and we are so excited.

C & T Publishing will publish it and it’s going to be about YOU!  Ok, well, maybe not you specifically, but about all of us: the online modern quilting community.

It’s not going to be your usual book of quilt patterns and projects, but instead a “how to” book that will also be about all of the virtual quilting bees and the amazing sense of community that we have found online.   Quilting bees have always given women a chance to get together and quilt, but now in the age of the Internet we have virtual quilting bees that have revitalized quilting and community among modern quilters.

I’m so excited that every member of Block Party has agreed to be a contributor to the book.  There are so many talented women involved and I’m so honored to include myself among them.

Block Party Quilt on Couch

And the most exciting part is that we’re going to be including all of YOU in the book too!  We are going to be switching our Block Party blog over to a quarterly quilt along and we hope that lots of you will participate.  We are including photos of some of the blocks you all make during the quilt alongs in the book, so please do join in.  Your block might end up in the book!!

There will be more details coming along very soon so please keep an eye both here and over on the Block Party blog.

And lastly, thank you!  All of you are so kind and generous and have made me feel like I’m a part of something exciting.  We are so happy to have that wonderful community and energy transfer over into a book that represents all of us and the fun modern quilts that we have been creating.