MCM #12 – Bee’s and Babies

As you know, I was traveling last week so my computer time was extremely limited. I’ve been trying to catch up on my email and blog reading in small snippets; some days I would love to have a 48 hour day!

The past few days have been extremely emotional for various reasons, so I was really happy to have a quiet Sunday all to myself. I spent the majority of the day in my sewing room (oh, how I missed my little sewing space!) and just regrouped and relaxed. I had such a nice time.

First, I made the Wanta Fanta block for Mary in our Bee Hive group. She asked for four colors – pink, green, blue and purple. I loved being able to pull all those colors from my scrap boxes.

Wanta Fanta BlockThis is a combination pieced/paper pieced block. I was able to use some of the scraps from the block to make Mary a matching pincushion. I hope she likes it!

Next, I worked on a baby quilt. I am getting to the point where I feel the need to make a real effort to use fabric I already have and not purchase more, except for backings or special request pieces. I received a small charm pack (21 pieces) from my sister and decided it would make the perfect baby quilt for our local children’s quilt group.

Baby quilt from Charm squaresI paired the charm squares with pieces from a Kona Ash layer cake to make the top. There were seven prints in the charm pack, each repeated three times, so this simple layout is what I came up with. I also have donated flannel for the backing, so I hope to get this quilted up one day this week. I love quick projects – makes me feel so accomplished!

I also stitched down the binding on another lap size quilt. No pictures yet, but soon! All in all, I had a very productive day. 🙂

There are several projects on my To Do list this week. My Crush this week is just being able to spend time in my room again. I didn’t realize how much I miss it when I don’t get to sew, or how relaxing it is for me. Sewing is definitely good therapy!!

Now let’s check out all the sewing therapy you guys have been working on. 🙂

Did you see this amazing applique horse quilt that Deana is working on for her Dad? Such a great story behind this quilt.

Horse Quilt

Nancy of Joy for Grace is working on these star blocks. Star blocks are my most favorite block, and these are so different with the circle in the center. Check them out…

Nancy's star blocks

….and finally, Deb from New Creative State made this adorable top with Tula Pink prints. I love that the pattern name is Off Kilter.

Off Kilter

Now it’s your turn to show off your stuff! What has you excited to be in your sewing space this week and what are you crushing on? I would love for you to share. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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12 Responses to MCM #12 – Bee’s and Babies

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  2. Deana says:

    Yay, Beth! I couldn’t believe it when I popped in to link up and saw that you featured my horse quilt post. Thanks SO MUCH! It really made my day.

    I am sorry to hear that you have been sad. I understand how much getting into the sewing room can be so relaxing. I like to listen to something on Netflix while I sew and just forget about my world outside my sewing space. It is a real getaway from grading papers and lesson plans.

    I love your Bee block and have been watching those blocks post for this month. I love the Stashbee.

  3. Sandra says:

    I so totally get what you mean about crushing on your sewing space. I don’t have the words to describe how something washes over me when I’m in my sewing space, a sense of calm, yet a sense of power, an excitement, a pure joy…and those feelings and more intensify when I’ve been away from it and then return. Lovely to read this morning Beth. Glad you are back, and may your little corner of zen give you peace and heal your heart from the emotions you experienced. 🙂

  4. Nancy says:

    Thank you for highlighting my stars! I appreciate it. What a surprise!

  5. Lisa says:

    I’ve been a little more restrained with my fabric purchases as well. I’m trying to only buy what’s missing in my stash right now which is lighter fabrics. Your Wanta Fanta blocks have such strong energy with the colours you chose.

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  7. Tish says:

    Beautiful bee blocks and how awesome you were able to throw in a pin cushion to match.

  8. It sounds like you had a very productive day, and that it was just what you needed at the time. Baby quilts are very satisfying in how quickly they come together. I’m itching to get back to my sewing machine this week, too. 🙂 Welcome home!

  9. Alycia says:

    I like the way you paired the grey with the other colors! Nicely done!

  10. Gina says:

    I love the Bee block, so bright and just my colour scheme. I love using those little charm packs, really versatile. I turn them into quick and easy table runners xx

  11. I am in total agreement with your entire post – sewing is GREAT therapy! I too love a quick finish and have also decided that I need to use up what fabric I have and only purchase backing fabric when required. That said, I blew it today when I had a little splurge at my LFS – oops!

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