Sunday, January 23, 2011

Call me a cheater...

That's right. I admit it. I'm cheating!

I decided to make my niece a quilt for her birthday. It's Feb. 7th and she lives in Texas.  That means I'm running out of TIME! and that's why I'm cheating....

I'm going to use this beauty of a panel.  It's Fairy Tip Toes by Tina Givens.   I bought this because I thought it was a steal for $2.49! Yes, $2.49!  :)   The best part is that I'm going to actually use it. Unlike all the other stuff I get that ends up just sitting in my fabric box. (I would totally show you my stash, but it's really embarrassing. One of you might call "hoarders" on me...)

So here's the panel. Cute, isn't it?!?!

Here's a close up....

Since cheating is contagious, I decided to do another one. Check it out:

I was going use this for binding, but realized that it too would make a great quilt for a little girl. So be it.

Who wouldn't want this?!?

Overall, I do feel bad for not doing the piecing and all, but I promise to make it a stunner. 
Stay posted...  More progress to follow.

oxox, Sunny

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Let me back up here...

In my last post, I posted some blocks....  I didn't realize that I never told you about all the bees I joined.  So, here goes...

The first one I joined was Scrap-bee Block.  1 block per month and we use our own stash to make other members blocks.  I made the donkey block for this bee.

I also joined [3 x 6] Sampler Quilt Mini Bee.  There are several hives in this group and 7 members per hive.  Hive members choose their colors, but you get to choose what kind of block you want to make for them.  The same block is made for the other 6 members in your hive using the colors they request.  The beauty of this is that it only last 3 months.  3 months to complete 6 blocks seems easy enough to manage.

I wanted to be in a bee with my guild members.  So, I started Seams Perfect: A Modern Scrap Bee.  7 of us are from the guild and the rest of the group are great girls I found on Flickr.  2 Blocks per month and members use their own stash to make blocks for others.  I did give them the option to send out fabric if they wanted.  No one wanted to go first, so I did.

These are the blocks I made.  I used this tutorial from Ashley at Film in the Fridge. Aren't they lovely?  I can't wait to see how the whole quilt will look like. Oh, and did I mention that I'm the Bee Mama?

I have more bees-nees to write about, but I will continue with that sometime soon.  Stay tuned.  :)

oxox, Sunny

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January Bee Blocks

Check out some of my recent bees-ness...

Scrap-Bee Block
Dustin asked us at Scrap-Bee Block to make him this donkey block.  These were 1.5" squares and HST's.  A total of 195....  Eeek!  These were no fun cutting, but I loved the end result.

Do.  Good Stitches block.
Jenn asked us to make Crazy 9 patch blocks in brown and olive green colors.  I love how these came out and they were really easy to make.  I used this tutorial from Elizabeth Hartman at Oh, Fransson! 

Overall, these were both fun to make.  I'm not feeling too overwhelmed, but I'm sure I will. 

Stay posted for more blocks, peeps!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sherbet Pips

I love this new line by the fabulous Aneela Hoey.  Her debut line "Sherbet Pips" from Moda makes me "Giddy with Delight"! I have never been so 'smitten'!


I never bought a jelly roll and opened it right AWAY!

So, I'm pretty much telling you that "I like it". ALOT!

So here's a sneek peek of what I'm making with it. It going to be my daughter, Taylor's quilt. It's going to be queen size.


More posts to follow soon!

ox, Sunny

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Flickr addiction!

A few months ago I discovered Flickr. I'm not new to Flickr, but I'm new to the quilting groups. I never knew there were so many groups! It's great because you can get so much inspiration from everyone's photos. There are some seriously talented peeps! Ladies in my guild included, of course!

I've been sewing for a few years now, but only recently started quilting. After I got the hang of it, I wanted to join a quilting bee. So I did! Again, again, again, again.... You get the picture? I think I may have bit off more than I can chew. :\

I'll be sure to go into more detail in the coming months. Just know that I'll be showing you alot of blocks every month. I hope that's okay.

Ox, Sunny

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Year's Resolution

Okay, I decided to make some New Year's Resolutions. You know the typical ones: lose some weight, exercise more often, eat better AND worst of all, no more 'Buying Fabric'.

How long did the fabric thing last? 9 days. A whole 9 days..(I'm so embarrassed....)

Why commit to something I cannot do? Lesson learned!

oxox, Sunny

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kona Solids Challenge

Kona Solids Challenge, originally uploaded by sunnyauh.

At out last Guild meeting earlier this month, Latifah and Alyssa  got all of us kona charm packs for a mini challenge. We have to make a small quilt with one solid and one solid for binding. Im a little excited about this challenge because Ive always wanted to do something with solids! Now I get to really play! Now sure what to do right now... Still need to think about it.

Oh, and kudos to Robert Kaufman for their generosity. They are providing all the modern quilt guilds with these. How awesome is that?!?

County Fair Table Runner


County Fair Table Runner, originally uploaded by sunnyauh.

I always have to host Thanksgiving at our place. A week before Thanksgiving, I decided to make this table runner. I used Denyse Schmidt's Home Dec Line: County Fair.

With limited time, I didn't want to spend too much time cutting so I did some wonky squares.

I wasn't too sure about how it would look. But the end result was great.