Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Queen Bees


Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa 
 Let our souls be filled with gladness as we celebrate God's gift of everlasting life this blessed holiday seasons.  I hope you have a safe and joyful holiday
In the spirit of Kwanzaa - creativity, I have been making these cute fleecce caps and scraves for my family.
I like to give gifts that I made with love.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas quilt progress

I've started combining blocks in my Christmas quilt, although there are still some blocks I want to make such as the Santa block from last  year's 12 Days of Christmas Sampler QAL sponsored by Sew Sweetness.  I've pieced a basket that I'll embellish with candy canes; I still don't have my house, though.  Here's a combination I like:
I like the stack of string-pieced trees next to the other blocks.  I embellished the wreath with holly; just after I finished appliqueing it down, I noticed it was in the wrong corner!  oh well, it's done now...

Sunbonnet Sue trimming the tree...
She looks like a calendar girl!  It wasn't done on purpose, but it's a cute way to display those two 12-1/2" blocks.  The red horizontal strip has Christmas lights on it, very appropriate for the tree!  And did you notice the single red block?  ;o)  I'm working on other combinations that I'll share later.

That's it for now, have a great Saturday... sew forth and sew on!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Not Pretty......

Okay, maybe not so pretty but it's a start and I had to start my blog with something.  Visit me at


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas creativity

I moved a box that was beneath my cutting table and I found my 60 mm rotary cutter that went missing about 3 years ago! 

What a mess, how in the world did it get rusty spots??  Yuck!   I'll use it to cut paper so long as it doesn't damage my cutting mat.

I've been working on blocks for a Christmas quilt, but what's a Christmas quilt without trees?

I wanted to use some of my strings, so I grabbed a handful and laid them out... as long as they had some green or were close to green, they were a candidate for the trees! 

This is where the rusty blade actually came in handy... I drew a 60-degree shape on pages from an old phone book as a base, and sewed strings horizontally to build my trees.  It took no time at all!

Here is a tree before trimming
looks a bit wonky but after I pulled the paper off, put fusible on the back and trimmed it down, it was a (somewhat) graceful tree!

Here's the final block:
looking good!

I've posted more of my Christmas quilt blocks on my blog:  Eat Sleep Quilt

That's all for now, sew forth and sew on

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fun at the bee

At our Bee meeting on Saturday afternoon we got to see some fantastic creations!  During show n tell, Charlene showed us a rail fence quilt, she found the pattern on the Missouri Quilts site. 

The fabric really does make the quilt, and Charlene has a real knack for putting the right combinations together!

Yetunde showed us a clever pocket she made from recycled jeans...
Isn't that clever?  When she walks,if her walking pants don't have pockets she needed a place to carry her cell phone or whatever.

Emma's hand-pieced cobblestone quilt will be really pretty when she finishes it, with those ice-cream colors.
These are from a workshop I taught a few months ago - looking good!

After seeing the FQ bag from last month's meeting Carolyn couldn't resist making her own.  She brought one in to show us, then she sewed up another one during the meeting.

Those bags sew up really fast!

Sew forth adn sew on til later!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Round Robin Quilt Back Home

Thanks for the invite - I'm currently working on this "Round Robin" I participated in over the Internet.  This is what I started with

and this is the final round.  You can't see the corners very good - she machine embroidered a different African animal in each corner. 

I post a better photo after I finish quilting it. 

Now I can stay in touch with all of you at once.  Can't wait to read/hear from you


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Welcome to our bee!

Hello and welcome to our Wee Bee Quilting blog.  We are glad you dropped by and hope you come by often, because we have a lot to share.