Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sewing and Stitching

I kind of got out of the groove there for awhile with sewing .... having a baby, having the holidays, having the crappiest winter ever of sicknesses and forever long winter days .... recently the weather has turned and it's put me in the mood to sew again.

I've been cranking out bee blocks like crazy .... partly because I was SOOO behind (I'm so sorry fellow bee members - forgive a crazed, stressed out new mom?) and partly because I've been really inspired by awesome fabrics and patterns and other blocks.  Have you SEEN the pretty blocks people have been making lately?

Here are a few blocks from the Sew Connected 3 group ... I have more pics but they're on my camera and the cord is nowhere to be found ...

Anina wanted a simple log cabin with the brown polka dot fabric featured in the middle:

SC3 - for Anina

Sara wanted a geometric block that really features the pretty Mendocino fabric:

SC3 - for Sara

Ashley wanted a cool wonky star block again with the gorgeous mermaids:

SC3 - for Ashley

Cathy wanted geometric shapes with a white background:

SC3 - for Cathy

My cousin and his wife just had a new baby girl and I made these soft blocks for her out of some pretty repro fabrics:

blocks for Aubrey

And then, the Pillow Talk Swap! This is one of my favorite swaps on Flickr. It's a blind swap, so you don't know who your partner is until you receive your pillow in the mail.

I made a vintage inspired flowery and embroidered pillow in some springy green, orange and yellow for my partner ... it turned out simpler than I was imagining but I really like it. Especially the pop of green on the binding!

binding detail

And ... the pillow I received was AMAZING! Allison made me (well, actually Mason) a cool green and blue string block pillow that he just ADORES. As in, sleeps on every night instead of his regular pillow-slipped pillow. I'm afraid that the blue/green quilt that I'm making him isn't going to be as loved as this pillow is. :)

Mason with his new pillow


  1. wow - love the pillow you got!! And the mermaid blocks you made. So pretty. xo

  2. Yay for getting back into the sewing groove. Love all the blocks and the pillow is gorgeous but I already told you that.

  3. Not that I have any idea what to do with it but where do you buy fabric with mermaids on it!? I LOVE it!

  4. Hi Erin, would it be possible for you to put up a tutorial on how you made a wonky star block for Ashley? I couldn't find any tutorial describing the way to do it. Thanks for you help. btw, all the blocks you made were really pretty. Cheers,zeti



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