Monday, June 14, 2010

What I've Been Up To...

Well, I'm busy as a bee... as usual! But, I love it! :) Actually, June is usually a pretty busy month around here, anyways. Lots of birthdays, and Father's Day.

I've started working on a hexagon quilt. Just paper-piecing some hexagons for now. Fell in love with these two fabric collections--Harlequin by RJR fabrics and Eclipse by Exclusively Quilters fabrics--both of which have yellow, black, white and grey. Perfect for hexagons to make a honeycomb/bumblebee quilt! :) I cut up a bunch of 5" squares, and when I'm just sitting down, watching TV, I make hexagons!

In other words, when I'm not quilting, I'm working on another quilt. ;) Don't they look so pretty all stacked up? If you want to try paper piecing some hexagons here is a good tutorial.

With the leftover scraps from this fabric, I decided to make a baby bumblebee quilt top in a simple stripe pattern.

I used some 2.5" white strips in between the 3" strips of the colored pieces. I'm still in love with white and how it makes all the other colors just pop!

Here is my sister's quilt top. This is using the Blush fabric collection by Basic Grey for Moda. When I saw this fabric, it immediately reminded me of my sister. She is really into brown/blue and brown/pink.


I decided on a Garden Brick Wall pattern. I thought it would look nice with the mix of small and large prints throughout this fabric collection.


Another quilt top in progress, but not completed. This one will be for my niece. I really loved the bright colors in the Glam Garden fabric collection by Robert Kaufman. I wanted to do a simple patchwork, but ended up with not quite enough blocks for the size I wanted. So, I'm incorporating some strips in between the patchwork. I am really excited to see the final product. I am loving these colors! :)

Yesterday, I pieced and cut all the squares for my nephew's quilt. Like my son, he LOVES cars, so I thought the Wheels fabric collection by Riley Blake would be perfect for him! It is also very colorful, and the cars, roads and street signs are so cute! :) I am going to make it into a zigzag quilt using an easier rectangle piecing pattern. I'm pretty sure my son will be jealous of this quilt!

I decided to finally order some of my own fabric from Spoonflower. Well, I can't take full credit for this one. My son painted a lovely, colorful painting in his art class and I thought it would look great as a fabric. My 2 year old son is the youngest fabric designer I know! ;)

I also designed some of my own, using a photo of a cactus flower from the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. It is kinda fun to design your own fabric! :)

In other news, since I am getting pretty close to having 100 followers, I am thinking of having a giveaway! What do you think I should give away? I was thinking a mini-quilt, some fabric, or one of my other crafty creations. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Have a great week, everyone! :)


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6 comments:

Multiple personalities.. said...

I LOVE the color scheme on your hexagon pieces. I haven't quilted since high school when it was a project for home-ec, but you may have just inspired me to get back in the game. Your projects are gorgeous! And your son's designs are so vibrant.

Krimmyk said...

I never knew you could design your own fabric! How cool, your quilts are as always, darling.

MelRoXx said...

I love all your color schemes. Bright and happy. Its my Birthday in June! It was on the 8th~! :)

Amor Através das Mãos said...

Oi linda, I love seus quilts, qualquer pessoa que ganhar irá amar...
Kisses da Dani...

Debbie said...

Wow. Those hexagons are incredible. I love everything about them!

julie said...

I love your son's design! I've been wanting for a long while to use some of my daughters' art at Spoonflower, but they're both out of that abstract phase for a while...sigh.