Tag Archives: Scrap-bee-licious

Scrap-bee-licious blocks progressing

I have been flat out at work this week, with the goal of finishing everything so that I can enjoy our vacation next week.

I have managed to make some progress on the scrap-bee-licious blocks, finishing up this star block.
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I have also finished all the pieces for one of the flying triangle blocks as well.
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Only 3 more to go. I am linking up with Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Catching-up on Scrap-bee-licious blocks

I have been trying to catch-up on some of my Scrap-bee-licious blocks this week, as I owe blocks for April, May and June.

April’s block is this wonderful little star – those squares are 1.5″ and has 42 HSTs.

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May’s Blocks are an appliqué block that comprises of vines and leaves (not started yet).

June’s blocks are a lot of flying geese which I am paper piecing. Each segment (two flying geese) is a 3.5″ piece. I am missing one row on this one which I am think of adding some of my own fabrics to.

IMG_2011I am hoping to have all these blocks complete by the weekend!! Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).

Scrap-bee-licious July Block: Drunkard Path

We are nearing the end of our Scrap-bee-licious bee group, two months to go. For July, I am queen. It took me a while to choose my design. I wanted a design that could be a challenge but fun. So, I decided to look at what I would like to do, have not tried, and needed a little push to get started. The decision…drunkard path blocks.

I have been collecting inspiration on Pinterest for a while, I have included links below, please refer back to original posts
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1. Source: Mel in the attic 2. Source: I like orange 3. Source: Very Kerry Berry 4. Source: Craftsy – She Can Quilt  5. Source: Tamarack Shack 6. Source: Zen Chic – Modern Metro Pattern 7. Source: Red Pepper Quilts 8. Source: Mel in the attic 9. Source: Caribousmom

My Bee Block: 
I would like drunkard path blocks which have the circle part made with one of these colors (preferably the 5 right colors). These can be either solid or print (just no prints with animals or characters on it and modern fabrics please).
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The outer ring should be a solid neutral such as in the Kona ranges (which you do not have to use)….Bone, Neutral, Oyster, White, Sliver or Shadow.

Here is an example:
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I do not as yet have a plan on how I am using the blocks. But we are going to use the template E and F at the back of ” A Quilter’s Mixology” for the drunkard path block. It makes a 7″ block. The sewing instructions are on pages 14-16. Everyone in Scrap-bee-licious, who has confirmed their addresses has a book on its way 🙂
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Scrap-bee-licious folks, let me know if you have any other questions.  Hopefully that clarifies it somewhat.

Bee participation and completed blocks

My weekend, well Saturday, was spent catching up and hitting deadlines for the two online bees I am participating in.

First off, I finally finished the first of two blocks for my March Scrap-bee-licious bee.
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My stash bee blocks for April are completed. I did an angel block this month as well.
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I am at an interesting point with my participation in bees. I joined both the bees I am in, for two different reasons.

  • The Scrap-bee-licious bee is for friendship, as it is made of some of the US-based bloggers that participated in Plum and June’s New Blogger Let’s get acquainted blog hop. I do like the camaraderie of this bee!! Everyone is fantastic.
  • The other one, Stash bee, I joined to get new skills and see what blocks are added each month.

However, I was so frustrated and a little disgruntled this weekend – I did not want to spend my Saturday making these blocks. I have so many other projects, I wanted to spend time on MY projects. I know I should not have left them to the last minute – but that’s me too :-). Do you all feel like that? How do you balance the commitments of a bee with your other stuff?

Anyway, our guild had a bee today, the kind which is more of a free sew….I decided to reward myself and sew something I wanted to sew. No deadlines. No expectations. I was much happier!!

I am linking up with Alyce over @ Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday and Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s bee social (see buttons on the right).

WiP Wednesday: Too many projects to count

Folks, last night I got to see, for the first time, Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt in a Day. Can I just say that it was so wonderful to finally put faces to names of some of my blogging friends lately. We had a great time over dinner in NJ, talking mostly about fabric and quilting. I am sure, my Mum, who gracious agreed to dinner (while I am showing her round NY), was thinking I might have a slight addiction issue. At least it is a “healthy” one, right??

P.S. to Ashley, you do know what we forgot to do though….take a selfie for instagram….what kind of social media butterflies are we ???

I have so many unfinished projects at the moment and these are what I stress about. Not what everyone is doing….the pile that is constantly growing. This week my focus is still on this block which I need to sew up and make one more of:
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Finish my Mum’s pillows before she leaves on Saturday – just need to finish the border on the right block and add the back…probably doable on Friday??
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Complete at least another two blocks from my sampler quilt….I have this one done thanks to sew down:
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Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on right).

December Scrap-bee-licious blocks finished

This month’s theme of anything Christmas, was very appropriately chosen by  Nicole @ Modern Handcraft. It also allowed me to use my scraps from the Christmas Stocking, use fabrics I have purchased but not used, and finally try out two block patterns I have on my pinterest site.

Block 1: Christmas Tree Block was inspired by this one by Katie’s Korner.

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Block 2: Christmas Gift Tags is one of my favorite blocks I have made so far. I used the idea in this flickr image from Ayumi Takahashi. Aren’t they fantastic. I couldn’t find a pattern so I created a paper piecing pattern, where each of the blocks are 6 x 6 inches (finished so this block below is 12 x 12).
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If you would like the directions or the paper piecing of either of the two blocks,  let me know and I can share how I made these. ChristmasSrapbeeliciousBlocks

Linking up for Kristy’s Paper Piecing Party.

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Hope everyone has a great New Year. See you tomorrow for Book Review Tuesday.
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2014 – Looking forward

After reading Daisy’s post @ Ants to Sugar, instead of going a fabric diet, I am going to plan out my year (see: Amy’s post @ Badskirt on Curate) to control my fabric purchases and other aspects of my crafty doings.

So,  this post is to see what my year will look like. Take stock on what I am participating in. Also, take a look at my goals.

Goals (keeping it simple)

  • First off, I need to be realistic….I will be doing very well, if I can finish a quilt a month.  Luckily all of them, have more or less been started, so I think this is doable. I will be participating in “A Lovely Year of Finishes” to stay on track.
  • Host Book Review Tuesday every two weeks
  • New Project – Borders and lines (see below)
  • Attempt to be published in a quilting magazine
  • Teach a quilting class
  • Maintain posting a recipe per week

Balance + New Project

I was fascinated a while back, as one of the blogs I followed, posted about the Sketchbook Project, run by the Brooklyn Art Library. You receive a sketchbook and your job is to fill the pages on a given theme.  I was inspired by one of the themes, they had in the list “Borders and lines”.

To get balance back with the other art areas that I enjoy, I have decided to start a year long project to explore “Borders + Lines” in multitude of media. I plan to check in at a minimum once every two months to share what I have done.

The Plan

January February March
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  • Riley Blake Challenge Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased, Kona
    White needed)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  •  X & + Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased,
    including backing)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Publish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
  • Four Seasons in One Day
    Baby Quilt (one without buttons)
    (Fabric TBD)
  • SECRET PROJECT 1
    (Fabric Purchased – Grey Kona Solids)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Tutorial
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
April May June
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  • Attend Nashville Sew Down
  • Blocks and Patterns complete for
    Sample Block Mini Quilt
    (Fabric TBD)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
  • Pullme, Pushme Mini Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased) 
  • Carolyn Friedlander Tree Mini
    Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased) 
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Natural Corridor Charity Quilt (Fabric Supplied)
  • NZ Birds Quilt
    (Use Stash)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
July August September
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  • Pinky Bar Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Tutorial
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Chair Bags/ Chair Pockets (Fabric Purchased)
  • Sean’s Quilt (based on this quilt)
    (Fabric Purchased – Constellations)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in


  • Scrappy Trip Around the World
    (Fabric Purchased, True Colors…JD, HB, AMH)
  • SECRET PROJECT 2
    (Fabric Purchased if Botanics/ Fabric not
    purchased if Color me Happy, V and Co. )
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
October November DecembeR
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  •  Through the Shattered Looking Glass
    (Use Stash + Stash Bee Blocks, may need to
    purchase Kona Silver for background)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
  • Orange/Grey King Size Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased, may need white sashing)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  •  Tula Pink City Sampler
    (Fabric Purchased)
  • Hexagon Lap Quilt
    (Use Stash)
  • Christmas Gifts
    (Fabric TBD)
  • iPad/iPhone Stands
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in

What do you guys have planned for 2014? Have you made plans?