Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Baseball Quilt

Months and months ago a friend asked if I would mind making a quilt for a raffle she was putting together for her son's baseball team.  They were raising money for a tip to Cooperstown.  I agreed and figured I would just make whatever I felt like when the time came.  Then she asked that it be baseball themed....hmm. 

I decided that I would use some baseball fabric mixed with other non-baseball prints so that it would be baseball without being too baseball - makes sense right?  I found a baseball print at Joann's as the focal point and then picked some coordinating blues and reds from my LQS. 

The Big Star Quilt tutorial from Missouri Star came through again.  I cannot recommend it enough!  This is my second time making a quilt from it and my mom is on her second quilt from it as well.  It whips up SO fast.  In the video she uses 10" squares.  I used 8" squares which I trimmed into 5" half-square triangles.  Each star block is 18.5" unfinished.

A little bit of loopy quilting and a striped binding (love!) and it was off to the raffle where my friend's mom won it!

Monday, February 18, 2013

January Bee Blocks

I'm still here!  I've been so busy sewing that I haven't had any time for blogging!!  I have two commissioned quilts to start/finish and then things will hopefully settle down.

In the meantime I thought I'd share my bee blocks from January.

do.Good Stitches

Heal @ do.Good Stitches Block #1

Heal @ do. Good stitches January block #2

That Stash Bee

That Stash Bee January Block #1

That Stash Bee January Block #2

Stash Bee

Stash Bee Hive #4 January Blocks

Stash Bee Hive #4 January Blocks

I really enjoy participating in bee groups.  It gives me a chance to try new blocks without committing to a whole quilt!

I'll be back soon with some more finished quilts including a SWOON!