Bees, BOMs, WIPs and a sneak peek.

I’ve been working on a little of this and a lot of that lately.  I’m mostly trying to get caught up on blocks I owe people!

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This is a sneak peek of a quilt pattern I’ve been working on for Issue 14 of Fat Quarterly.  Check for it in the next issue!  (Don’t worry, I’ll announce it…you’ll be sick of me announcing it.)

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Would you believe I just started this quilt top yesterday?  I had a bit (ok, a ton!) of Robert Kaufman’s “Studio Stash” leftover from a project, and my husband has been asking me to make a quilt for an aunt who lives in a convent in Ireland.  I inquired on Instagram for a quick, fun, pattern and the St. Louis 16-Patch was suggested.  It was amazingly fast and I love the bold, checkerboard look.  There is a whole sew-along on Instagram right now (check out #stlouis16patch to see photos).

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These Courthouse Step blocks were made for Latifah from the Quilt Engineer, for Bee Happy Bee.  She is capturing the feel of an antique quilt (happy mistakes and all) with modern fabrics and it is looking divine!  I can’t wait to see this quilt finished!

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These X-Plus blocks were also for Bee Happy.  Nicole mixed together Denyse Schmidt’s “Hope Valley” with various low volume fabrics.  I really love these blocks and the fabrics she chose.  I’ve been wanting to make one of these myself.

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And yet another Bee Happy block!  This one is for Alison and it’s a Quirky Star Block from the book ‘Fresh Perspectives’ by Carol Jones and Bobbi Finley.  It is based on an antique quilt and the visual impact of all the blocks together is really stunning.

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I managed to finally catch up on my “And Sew On…” paper-pieced blocks.  This is a Block of the Month series over at Quiet Play and they are going to make a really cute wall-hanging for my sewing room when I finish.

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Lastly, are my blocks for the “Lucky Stars” BOM being hosted by Don’t Call Me Betsy.  I’m having a lot of fun doing both of this and the “And Sew On…”BOM.  They are both paper-piecing, so they are a good way to exercise my brain (some people do Sudoku, I do intense piecing by number!)

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Whew!  That’s all for now!

10 thoughts on “Bees, BOMs, WIPs and a sneak peek.

  1. Keep nagging, er, reminding us about issue 14. I L.O.V.E that BIG block/quilt. The others are great, too, but that first one……yummy.

    xo Linda

  2. every single block is beautiful. I’m glad you liked the St Louis 16 patch for hub’s aunt…it’s perfect. Your FQ project is great looking too. Can’t wait to see the full reveal.

  3. Love, love, love your Lucky Stars!!! I don’t paper piece, but I’m thinking I’ll give it a try… you’ve inspired me haha All of your Happy Bee blocks look great 🙂

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