Bee Blocks and a Giveaway!

VoileSqQuilt

So here is a big work in progress. BIG work in progress. The story with this guy is that I really wanted to do a voile quilt. I had all of these different prints of Anna Maria Horner’s voiles and I busted out my Sizzix machine and started chopping up squares. I wasn’t sure where I was going when I was doing it so I just started sewing squares together. The block is actually REALLY fast to put together. Well, after I had all of my squares chopped up my cat decided to do something inappropriate in the basket of squares. Well, I’ll let your minds wonder but I washed the squares and because it was voile it stretched. So I was annoyed and set this project aside for a very long time. Well now it’s back because my Bee is helping me! So Bee friends, here is what I would like you to do!

OneVoileBlock

I sew each row together. Then, I press each row opposite of one another so when the rows are sewn up, the points lock together. That is all there is to it!

Now don’t be nervous if you haven’t sewn with voile before. It’s quite easy and just think of it as normal fabric. It sews right up! Thanks Bee friends and I can’t wait to see what you come up with! And before you go, please check out my Mom’s blog because she is having a GIVEAWAY!!

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Raleigh Road Trip

I was in Raleigh this weekend because my company was sponsoring the Quilter’s Take Raleigh event that was taking place. There was also a consumer quilting show so my mom came up to join in on the fun. We went to lunch with Tula and John and a delic place that was in walking distance from my hotel. How fun!

I walked in to the hotel room and saw that mom had brought along her Weekender that I made for her at Christmas. It was nice seeing it put to good use. I just wish I made one for myself as well but I’m not sure I want to take on that pattern again…

My co-worker Leann brought me to this AWESOME store called Furbished that was right around the corner in downtown Raleigh. I mean, the door alone let’s you know it’s going to be great inside.

They had furniture, to home accessories, to jewelry. They use a ton of my companies fabric and this was an awesome couch that was out of a Kaffe Fassett print. I wanted to go decorate a home after I was in this store.

And can we talk about this headboard? I want it. I mean, I really want it.

I could have easily just moved in to this store. To top it off they had a sweet dog that greeted you at the door. If that doesn’t get you to buy I don’t know what does.

I missed these going in, but coming out I saw the MASSIVE sunflower plant that was outside the store. Totally amazing. If you are ever in Raleigh, you will have to make time to stop at this store. It’s well worth it. But just plan on spending a little money, it’s inevitable.

Oh yeah, you want to know who won the Signed Tula Pink book? Number 25. Congratulations Melissa, I will be emailing you for your information!

The Prism has Begun!

So don’t let me fool you, I have not finished cutting out the prism, BUT, I wanted to go ahead and get it on the design wall-just to make sure I was cutting my colors in the order I wanted to. And plus, I am half way through cutting and was beginning to question myself if I was doing it right! I have about three more colors to cut, then I will be complete! So what do you think so far? Do you like how the colors are flowing? Honest opinions would be greatly appreciated! I can only stare at the wall by myself for so long…I need another set of eyes!

I quickly learned that I do not have a large enough wall space AND my design wall is too small. Eeek! I’m not sure how I will finish laying out the fabric but I will figure it out. This is my first time using my design wall and I love it! Makes life easier, plus my cat isn’t able to walk all over it which is a bonus.

Are you joining in on the Patchwork Prism QAL??