"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December Bee Blocks

Hi everyone! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! I did... we spent Christmas Eve with my mother-in-law and had lots of fun and good food and eggnog with brandy in it :) Christmas Day was spent at home because the weather was bad. But that was OK too, because in addition to lots of nice things, Santa brought Hubby and I very bad colds for Christmas :(

I spent yesterday and today catching up on December swaps and bee blocks! I took everything to the post office this afternoon- just in the nick of time! I can't show you the mini quilts yet, but here's the bee blocks!

APOWB December Block
Joyce sent some red and green fabrics and asked for wonky log cabins for the "A Piece Of Work B" bee.

SDQB December
Kimmie sent some really pretty pinks and blues and asked for traditional, symmetrical blocks with no wonkiness for the "Sweet Dreams Quilting Bee" bee.

SDQB December Block #2
Kimmie sent enough fabric that I was able to make her two blocks.

December Buzz Cuts
And Sudi-Laura sent out white fabric, and asked for wonky stars made with our scraps for the "Buzz Cuts" bee! I have LOTS of scraps, so I made her two blocks...

December Buzz Cuts
I like making wonky stars. They go so fast and they're quite addictive! I may have to make some more of these to use up more scraps!

I spent part of the past weekend going through UFO's and making plans to finish them up! I also cleaned the room my GrandQuilter is in, organized all my threads, and went over the machine and frame, tightening bolts and oiling and generally getting it ready for heavy use. I have big plans for getting a LOT of stuff done in 2010.

As for my 2010 resolutions- I have set a goal of not buying ANY fabric from now until June!! It will be hard to keep that goal, but I am determined. I have so much fabric now it's really quite ridiculous, and it's also making my sewing room too crowded, which makes it unpleasant to be in. And I can't create in an unpleasant environment!


  1. Jennie, I love your blocks above!!!!!!!! I was put on to your blog via a "blog alert" on my hotmail. Thank you for letting me visit! I love wonky style so if you'd like to drop by and visit my blog it would be an honor! Em

  2. Good luck on not buying fabric, I tried it but only lasted 3 weeks....I am weak...toally weak...