Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I Bee Sewing

Most of my sewing this week has been for WeeBee Canadian.  We were asked to do any block we wanted, and this stumped me.  I can still remember in elementary school being told by the teacher to draw "whatever we wanted".  How is any child supposed to do that.  I always drew horses, but maybe flowers would have been good, or pigs, or birds....... Too much choice is never good for me.  I have the same problem when I go shopping for clothes!

So, I trolled the internet and decided to make blocks that were more complex than those I ordinarily choose for my own quilting.

My first one is called Gentlemen's Fancy and I included some crossword puzzle fabric as an homage to my mother's obsession with puzzles.  I can never remember her without one!

The second block is Castles in the Air.  Every morning I sit and watch the sun come up over the mountains while drinking my coffee.  Then the birds arrive and there's a flurry of activity at all the feeders.  It gives me such pleasure just to watch  and think.  

Yesterday's sunrise looked like this.

This is my month to receive blocks as well and I chose an x and + block.  I think that since winter is coming, I'd like bright happy colours to cheer up the grey November that's coming.  This is my example and I'm eager to see what my bee mates come up with.  Think it's bright enough?

Since it is also the ghost and goblin season, I thought I'd try out a cute tutorial at Bryan House Quilts to make boy and girl ghosts.   I made a few changes, using just a solid colour in the frames and am still debating if I'll add a colourful extra row to brighten it up. I like the polka dots and think it might be fun added around the outside.  

I'm linking up to the Needle and Thread Network and hope you take a look. 


  1. Wonderful blocks you chose to whip up! I agree bright blocks for a gray november is awesome. I love working with brights for kid's quilts in the winter. Gorgeous sunrise.

  2. Ack! So cute! Thanks for playing along. :)

    Wow, that sunrise!

  3. Pretty blocks and what an amazing sunrise...just gorgeous :)

  4. I love your little ghost. She's adorable!

  5. OMG! Your little ghoul is so cute. I gotta make myself one of those!

  6. Love your blocks, very lovely. Sitting drinking coffee and watching the sunrise sounds like heaven! My kind of heaven!

  7. It's the first time that I'm seeing the Gentlemen's Fancy and I really like it. The "check" dark blue for the suit... the solid pale blue for the shirt... and the floral for a distinguished tie. Very gentleman indeed!

  8. Each of your blocks are very pretty, Margaret. But that ghost block is just the sweetest! Thanks so much for sharing!