MCM #4 – Seeing Blue

We made it through the weekend and all the winter weather. Our area ended up with about 12″ of snow – not a lot compared to what other areas received, but a lot for us. It looks so pretty to see all that fluffy white snow outside. ย We were very lucky and didn’t have a power outage. Whoop! Seems like we lose our power if the wind just blows a little bit, so we were pretty excited. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope all of you are safe and warm!

I did a little sewing and made some progress on my blue & mustard project, but not as much as I would have liked. That’s because I spent a lot of time knitting and watching movies with hubby. Just chilling…. Oh, and that chocolate pie I posted on Instagram was delicious! If you missed it, I would love for you to follow me – @cookingupquilts

I did get the Bee block finished for Colleen and want to share it with you. I like this block so much. Colleen is the person who introduced me to Kona Prussian and I love her for it. Seriously. I don’t have a crush on this blue any more – I’m having a full-fledged love affair with it!

Quatrefoil Block Kona solid Prussian Blue

Look how that blue just POPS off the block! I can’t wait to see her finished quilt; it’s going to be gorgeous. The colors here look a bit brighter than they are in real life. That orange is a darker print and the yellow is, well, yellow-er. The block was so easy and fast to put together. If you want to make your own, you can find the tutorial for the Quatrefoil block here.

In the interest of keeping it real for everyone, I want to show you what I did yesterday.

flying geese twins

I call this my twin geese. Duh….. I didn’t even know I did this until I started to press the seam. I guess it was time for a sewing break.

And look at this pretty sunrise. I took this pic last week sometime and forgot to share it. I love all the colors in that sky. If I could just translate that into a quilt….

This week I have a customer quilt to baste & quilt and then the rest of the week is mine. I have a new pattern I’m just about ready to publish and I am so excited to share that finish with you. I’m aiming for Friday, so stay tuned! I also want to finish the blue/mustard flimsy. There’s a lot going on here!

I’m generally just excited to be in my sewing room this week! How about you? I would love for you to share what you are working on and what you are crushing onย – 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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14 Responses to MCM #4 – Seeing Blue

  1. Susan says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at an Arizona sunset and thought, “If I could just get those colors together in a quilt.” =)

  2. sdaurio says:

    What a great sunset! I have a serious crush on navy blue right now, and it looks awesome in your block!!

  3. SarahZ says:

    The skies are a never ending source of unrequited(?) inspiration, aren’t they? It sounds like you have a sweet week ahead! Enjoy!!!!

  4. Great block, that deep kona blue is awesome.

  5. Bonnie in Va says:

    That prussian blue really is a zinger isn’t it? The first quilt I quilted this weekend was made of quatrefoil blocks. It is such a great looking block!

  6. Lisa says:

    That Prussian blue is really gorgeous. I can see why you are falling in love.

  7. Terri Ann says:

    I’ve so been there where you sew way too many pieces together but you’re too deep n the chain piecing zone and don’t notice till it hits the ironing board! *sigh* it’s also usually my signal to go to bed ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a thanks for sharing the beautiful sun rise too.

  8. The colours and the prints in the bee block is very pretty, and the sunset photo is gorgeous!! I am so glad to hear that you didn’t have a power outage and you got to stay warm and cosy. Fluffy, white snow is one of my favourite things ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. I’m glad to hear you only got a foot of snow (yes, there is irony in my voice). But I know what you mean. We can handle a foot plus here (we still need to be prepared), but 30 inches is something else altogether! I’m still trying to wrap my mind around that. Meanwhile, I’m blaming you for my new Prussian Blue crush! So beautiful! Thanks for hosting the linky by the way, and for sharing that sunset. Wouldn’t that make a great quilt?

  10. Colleen says:

    So excited to see my block Beth! Great orange and yellow choices – thank you. I’m so looking forward to putting all the blocks together. Glad the snow didn’t make your life too miserable!

  11. You have so many exciting things going on right now, Beth. I’m glad to hear you stayed warm and cozy in the winter weather this past weekend, and I hope you have a wonderful and productive week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Paige says:

    Your block is beautiful and so is the sunrise! 12″ is a lot of snow. We only had 4″ and lost power for two days!

  13. That’s a lot of snow! We just got the cold from that storm, no snow. The Quarterfoil block turned out beautifully! Enjoy your stitching time this week.

  14. maartjequilt says:

    We saw all that snow even on the news here. At least you can enjow it and chill at home and enjoy the views. We had a little winter with no snow for just one week until now. I wear my wintercoat, but most of the times it is too hot!!!
    I love the colors of your blue and mustard star!!

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