Monday, September 1, 2014

DWM 9/1/14 and Around the World Blog Hop

Not much on my design wall today. I have a lot of gift and confidential projects going on, so my blogging may be a bit sparse for awhile. However, I do have bee blocks done for Laura and for Julie.

But first, I've been tagged by my friend Kristy to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop. My turn to post will be next Monday, Sept. 8, so come back and visit then. Meanwhile, Kristy's post is up today. Kristy blogs at St. Louis Folk Victorian, and she's the awesome founder and president of the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild. Please check her out!

These bee blocks are on my design wall today: The first ones, for Laura, are hand-pieced. The Piecing Group we're in together does all hand piecing and the quality of everyone's work is excellent. The ladies in this group have done some amazing work for me when it's been my turn. And everyone serves the most delicious desserts, too!
Drunkard's Path blocks for Laura

These bee blocks are for Julie in Sew Bee It, a spin-off from STLMQG. Julie is expecting a baby girl, and she and her mom are using their leftover Michael Miller Challenge fabrics to make furnishings for the nursery. Julie's blocks will become a quilt for her baby.
Bee blocks for Julie

I'm linking up today with Judy at Patchwork Times; check out all the quilty inspiration over there. And don't forget to visit Kristy!


  1. The one thing I have not tackled in quilting is curves. There are several patterns I would love to make, but the curves push me away. I just need to bite the bullet and make some! Your blocks are lovely.

  2. Sometime, would you please explain about bees? I think I've "got" the concept, but how do they get organized?

  3. I really like the look of your drunkards path blocks. Also since I've been absent from blogging for a while I went and checked out the story of your ugly baby quilt. I do think you improved on the design and really love the new one, but the first one is not THAT bad. With baby all wrapped up in it, you would not have even noticed the bold, in your face contrast of colors. lol Both had that darling animal print fabric..