So, I think I may have officially overcommitted myself during the past few weeks. :( Over the last couple of months, I have joined new bees like crazy, in the hopes of increasing my skills on the sewing machine. Due to a trip to Alaska last month and general laziness, suddenly my commitments have snuck up on me. After I returned from Alaska, I had (get this) 17 bee blocks to finish by July 15th. Oh, and I had to get packages (11) together to send out for another bee. Can you say "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!"?
So, without further ado, here is my work for the past two weekends (and a couple of weeknights)
Modern Minx Bee:
For Miss Laura, who requested the Three Wishes block from Modern Blocks in non-bright colors. I picked some Amy Butler fabrics from my stash for this (Daisy Chain and Midwest Modern, I think)
3x6 Bee (Hive 3):
For the solids bee, with each person requesting different solids for their blocks. I'm actually in BOTH solids hives, so I'm currently finishing blocks 5 & 6 for Hive 2. More pictures to come of those later
Gone Quiltin' Bee:
For Mary, who sent out Kaffe Fausset fabrics for Granny Squares. I also finished 2 additional blocks for Jessica (wonky stars out of Nicey Jane fabric), but some how forgot to take photos of them before I mailed them!
In the midst of all of my bee block sewing, I did manage to finish the back of this quilt:
And, as my buddy Kathleen puts it, I have sent it off to be quilted by checkbook. I can't wait to see what my quilter does with it.
As far as other things I'm working on, I would love to have time to quilt up my stormy night quilt:
Maybe once I finish all of these crazy bee blocks!