Monday, January 25, 2010

Catching Up

December was an incredibly stressful time for me this year. My husband got sick and was hospitalized for a couple of weeks around the holidays. Getting my Tethered Threads blocks in the mail throughout that time was so uplifting and comforting. I love them all. They're just the look I was going for, and I can't wait to put them together into a quilt.

Things are much better now, but since I was so intent on enjoying the blocks I neglected to note which ones I had received so that I could properly thank each of you. I have figured out 6 people who have sent me blocks but I have 14 blocks, so I apparently have left someone out. I think I received blocks from Heather, Karissa, Jessica, Megan, Beth, and Marty. Do correct me if I'm wrong.

I just finished Heather's blocks today, and I plan to dig up some more of my fabrics to send to Wendy tomorrow (Welcome, Wendy).

This is such fun. Getting to play with beautiful fabrics - what could be better?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tethered Threads: December

Tethered Threads Dec blocks
(Reposted from my blog)
I'm a bit behind in my non-Christmas posting, so this is a little catch-up. In my Tethered Threads quilting bee, Kathy had requested light, bright, scrappy, zakka-style blocks. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do; I started making hexagons on Christmas night. But I'm happy with what I came up with.

Tethered Threads Dec block 1
This block came first. The hexes are pieced into the block because I didn't want to appliqué them. Of course, I probably could've appliquéd them more quickly; I think I spent 13 hours making these hexagons! Still, I like the way that this turned out. I actually added all of the green fabric on the right because nothing that Kathy sent had enough to piece on the side and make all of those half-hexagons.

Tethered Threads Dec block 2
For this block I wanted to mix the fabrics up a bit more, really let that red pop, and let that flower Heather Bailey fabric sing. Not sure if I fully achieved the zakka style, but I think these blocks are fairly close.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rebecca Blocks

These are the blocks I did for Rebecca. It's kinda stressful sewing for others. Hoping you like them. Looking forward to seeing everyone elses.

Friday, January 8, 2010

December Blocks

Hi ladies! Thought I would share the blocks I sent to Kathy for December. I'd love to see what else Kathy got!

And thanks to Rebecca for sending such fun fabrics. I'm having fun planning out your blocks and playing with the fabric.

Happy weekend!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Member

Everyone should take note that we have replaced one of our members.
Her name is Wendy and she has April.