Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July with Beth

Hello ladies! I sent all the fabric today, so Rebecca, you might get it by Christmas! (Not really, I hope!) I wish I was more on top of it, but honestly, June 30th is pretty darn good for me :) I have been busy completely something that I really wanted to get done this year...a quilt for my 5 year old son. I gave it to him on his birthday, last Sunday...

He really seemed to like it. I loved making it.
Okay, so my squares....I put some info into the note I enclosed, but I wanted to put links here to pictures....
Just for some inspiration! I love Film in the Fridge and how she puts together so many of her quilts. I may have sent you five times what you need in terms of fabric, but I don't want you to run out. Also, I would love to have your scraps back so I can put together the remaining eight that I think I will do.

Thanks again!
I can't wait to see what everyone will create.

Monday, June 14, 2010

More May Blocks

These next blocks are from Karissa:

The block on the left is an Ohio Star, and on the right is a Mini Bow Tie block. I love how the blocks Karissa chose really showcase the prints of the Nicey Jane. These blocks are gorgeous!

Next, are the blocks from Beth:
I don't have block names for these because... she made them up! Isn't that cool? I really like the sawtooth star variation, and I keep thinking in my head what neat setting arrangements you could do with a bunch of the blocks on the right. I may have to try that one of these days!

I am having such a great time seeing what everyone has made and envisioning how all these blocks will go together. I am itching to assemble my quilt top!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

May Tethered Threads Blocks - Marty and Megan

I have been such a bad blogger. May was my month for Tethered Threads, and I haven't posted anything. To be honest, I've received most of my blocks, but most are still in envelopes on my desk waiting to be opened and squealed over. For some reason, I didn't want to open them if I couldn't blog about them right away. Now that things have settled down, I'll be able to post a few at a time. So, without further excuse-making:
The fabrics I selected were from the Nicey Jane collection by Heather Bailey. I requested that people make blocks inspired by Modify Tradition, my latest obsession. The first two blocks that I received were from Marty:
Both of these blocks are from the Dear Jane book, and I love the way she used multiple prints in each, making them very modern. The block on the left is number H-1, Peek-a-boo, and the block on the right is number L-2, Stephanie's Snowflake. Don't you just love how they came out?

The next blocks I got were from Megan, who somehow managed to get her blocks made and mailed right before her wedding (check out her blog, her wedding dress is gorgeous and she made it herself):
The block on the left is a Quatrefoil, and the one on the right is an Antique Tile (one of my very favorite blocks). These are super-cute and I can't wait to start assembling my quilt top!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Catching up

(reposted from my blog)

May blocks
Time is still flying by, and I'm so behind in posting! Ack! Here's a quick catch-all of the blocks I've made for my Tethered Threads block party. The blocks above were made in May for Jessica, who requested blocks following tutorials from Modify Tradition. She's making a modern sampler quilt--so cool! I really love this idea, and am still so in love with those Nicey Jane fabrics!

Blocks for Wendy
The blocks above were made in April for Wendy, who requested some Ticker Tape–style blocks. I really love the look of these, but they were SO time-consuming to make. Glad I only had to make two!

Rebecca blocks
And last but not least, I received all 24 of my March blocks! These above are from Rebecca and came all the way from New Zealand!

Kathy blocks
And these are from Kathy. Love them all!