July 18, 2011

Crazy blocks and lilly pads!

Wow - what a busy but fantastic weekend I had!

Harry Potter on Friday... fabulous, simply fabulous :)

A sunny trip to the Philadelphia Zoo on Saturday - complete with a camel ride!

And then ofcourse... we can't forget about the sewing! Are you ready for a weekly update? Here we go:

1. Kaleidescope QAL:

I was able to get all of my small and large triangles sewn together - or atleast 100 out of 120, still waiting on my FQs to come in the mail to make up for my cutting accident. I also started sewing on the grey triangles and completed around 40 of those - hoping to finish those tonight but the rest still need cut so it probably isn't going to happen.

I'm way behind on this QAL... I don't think I'll make the August 4th deadline. If I don't have my quilt top finished by the end of the week, its probably going in the "to be quilted" pile whenever it does get done and won't be a priority... sad, but that's life :-p So let's all hope I get the top done this week and stay motivated to finish this beauty!

2. We Can Do It! - Skill Builder Sampler:

Block #4 - I've named it "Lilly Pads" - because that is what my pinwheels remind me of :)

3. A Zig & A Zag QAL:

No update - it still looks all pretty in strips like this and is waiting for me to get those strips sewn together!

4. 4 x5 Modern Bee on Flikr

Here is my practice block for my Hive in my colors - Aqua, Orange, Grey
Crazy Block by Aneela Hoey

2 of my bee hive members have the same colors so one of them may get this block, but maybe not... look at that dorable hippo in the middle, how can I give him away? hehe

A few QAL's have been stalled or given up... still hoping to do the Farmer's Wife Sampler at some point but I need to finish a few more of these projects first.

Also waiting on my "For the love of solids" partner which should arrive in August - because I'm pathetic and could not resist signing up last week haha.

More to come later this week if I get some sewing time in, stay tuned!

Linking up with:  sew many ways  {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations  

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedFresh Poppy Design


Megan said...

Oh, love your bee block! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Debbie said...

mmm. love your 4x5 block! And really hope to see your kaleidoscope complete as some point - I like it!

Jessica said...

I love the look of that crazy block! Really need to try that one.

Connie said...

Looks like fun at the zoo! Love all your blocks and can't wait to see your Kaleidoscope done.

Kelsey said...

Really love the 4x5 blocks. The hippos are too cute!!

susan said...

YOur hive block is fantastic. Love the hippo!

Marg said...

The bee blocks are great, love the hippo too.
I love the rainbow fabrics you are using for the zig & a zag QAL.
We Can Do It sampler block looks fabulous.

Kelly Irene said...

The bee block is fantastic! I'm a little jealous you got to ride a camel :)

Melinda said...

Love the crazy block and your lily pads!

Q @ JAQS said...

Love those kind of blocks! Great job and lucky for you getting to ride a camel :).

BTW I'm hosting a Fabric Giveaway over at my site and giving away 12 FAT quarters. Swing by if you get a chance: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/07/fabric-love-19-fats-and-fabric-giveaway.html

Jenniffier said...

Looks like you have a lot of fun projects going on.