11 April 2011

{Sew} Modern Monday

I can't believe it's be TWO WEEKS since I last posted! Where does the time go? Really? I haven't a clue.

I've followed {Sew} Modern Monday over at Canoe Ridge Creations for several weeks now and I thought it would be fun to join in this week.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

This week I finished two bee blocks...

House block for Rebecca- Fat Stash Bee

I had never made a house block before, but I skimmed over several house block tutorials and watched the group photo stream to see what my fellow hivers were posting. They came up with some amazing blocks so I knew I had some work to do. I started by finding a house that had nice simple shapes. Obviously, my house looks nothing like the one I chose, but it inspired some of my design. I love how you can see the reflections of the neighborhood trees in the windows. I thought the woman's silhouette would make the house a home.

While searching through my stash trying to find the right fabrics I decided that instead of a daytime block she needed a sunrise/sunset scene. I also found the leaf fabric and thought it would look fun to have the vines crawling up the outside of the house. And of course, a house isn't a home without flower beds a green lawn and a stone walkway to the front door. I originally didn't have the walkway, but something was missing so I some unstitching, cutting, and restitching and Voila! Much better. :)

Mod Mosaic block for Pam - MSQB

My first attempt at this block wasn't a complete failure, but I cut the pieces WAY too small and it took me as long to 6"x6" block as it did to make the full-size (12 1/2" square) above. Many of my fellow MSQBee'rs suggested planning the block out before sewing it up, but I decided to improv it. I wish the colors and the patterns were mixed a little differently, but I think it's a pretty good first (second?) try.

Back of mug rug for Jessica - Mug Rug Swap Adventure

This mug rug is headed to Australia! The rest of it is a surprise until Jessica receives it. One of her likes listed was fabrics from Sweetwater. Since I had just won 4 yards of the gorgeous Sunkissed I decided to use some for this swap. That's all I sharing on this for now. :)

And on a family note...
Here's my happy puppies after our walk to the mailbox today.

Look! There's a little bit of green grass!


Riel Nason said...

Love the lady in the window of the house. And the fabric for the sky is perfect!

Bree said...

I absolutely LOVE the woman in the window! That's the type of small details I love about bee blocks. So much fun!

Teje said...

Hello Sharon! Thank you for your visit and sweet words - I'm happy to meet you! I love your blocks and quilts and the house is great! Nice idea to have that girl in the window! You have beautiful dogs! See you soon again! Teje

Jessica said...

The lady in the window is such a clever touch!
I love the back of my mug rug...can't wait to see the front!

Kelly Irene said...

The stone walkway and woman in the window are great additions to your house. Your blocks and mug rug look fabulous!

Pixie Firefly said...

Looks like you have a lot of things you are making..

MamaTea said...

Looks like you have been busy! No wonder you haven't posted! ;) I think the things you are working on are beautiful and it shows me how very very much I have to learn about sewing and quilting. :) Happy to see green grass!