Friday, August 26, 2011

100 Quilts for Kids - Help Spread the Word

Swim, Bike, Quilt

It's almost time for the 100 Quilts for Kids charity drive to start. Help spread the word. Share it on your twitter, facebook, blog, and tell your friends, family, and quilting buddies. Get the word out there, and help make some quilts!

100 Quilts for Kids Basics
-Make a baby, toddler, or twin sized quilt.
-Take pictures of the quilt, and add them to the 100 Quilts for Kids flickr group.
-Link up on September 28-30 or October 12-14 to be eligible for fabric related prizes.
-Donate your quilt to a child or organization in your community.

Head on over to Swim, Bike, Quilt for all the details. What? You're still here! Get on over there now! What are you waiting for?!?!?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Giveaway links

***Erin is having a huge giveaway to celebrate her Etsy shop and blog launch. Find the giveaway at Bittle Bear: ** HUGE GIVEAWAY **- Blog and Shop LAUNCH! Erin does amazing work, and she's a great gal too. Go enter the giveaway, and make sure to check out her Etsy shop. She's offering long-arm quilting services, and she does AMAZING work!

***The talented Kirie of Shape Moth is hosting a sponsored giveaway for a fat quarter bundle of Now We're Goin Places by Monica Lee. Kirie is also giving away a copy of her paper piecing pattern Scooty Patootie. Click the pic for more details, and to be taken to Kirie's blog.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Some Bee Blocks

I've been busy working on a few bee blocks this month. Once I have them all done, I can get back to knocking out some items from my WIP list. Since this post is worthless without photos, here are the blocks I have done so far:

mod strings - August
Modern String Bee Blocks for Tamiko

NuBees Hive 4 - August
NuBees Hive #4 August Blocks

mod strings - September
Modern String Bee Blocks for Jessica

3x6 qtr 3 hive 11
3x6 Hive #11 - Quarter 3

Seriously love those LOVE blocks!  I got the FREE paper-pieced pattern here:

I've been having a bit of a love affair with string quilts lately. In addition to these blocks, I have a string quilt in progress for myself. I'm using Denyse Schmidt Picnic & Fairgrounds with Katie Jump Rope, a little Flea Market Fancy, and a few greys thrown in. I need to get some photos taken and share the loveliness.