Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bee Blocks

4x5 hive 5 by Mama Missa
4x5 hive 5, a photo by Mama Missa on Flickr.
The end of another quarter is fast approaching in the 4x5 modern quilt bee. I'm a hive caretaker once again, and this time I got to be in the first dedicated paper foundation piecing hive. Since I've been on a spiderweb quilt frenzy lately, these blocks only seemed natural for me to make. I love the crisp look of these blocks. I hope the rest of the girls love them as much as I do.

Pattern from Quilter's Cache.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Swaps Completed

I've been a swappin' fool recently. There have been so many great ones I just couldn't resist. First up is the fabulous For the Love of Solids swap. I had a blast working with all solids in the first round and I just had to jump on board for the second round too. My partner was Beachgirl Sews. I knew almost right away what I was going to make her. This is the table runner I sent her. I'm happy to report that she loved it! :)


This is the fabulous pillow cover I received from Bijoux Baby. That dense quilting is amazing! I love it so much, and was thrilled to have this show up in my mailbox.

FTLOS 2 received!

Next up is Mouthy Stitches where we made zip pouches & filled them with scraps. I made this hexie pouch for Hannah.

Mouthy Stitches pouch
I received a gorgeous pouch from Vikki. I love the hexies & the birdie on the back is adorable.
Mouthy Stitches pouch received!

back of pouch

Finally, we have the super fun Bee a {modern} Swapper. Last month was a pincushion swap. I made this weighted pincushion with removable thread catcher for providence jd.


Kim sent me this cute pinnie and goodies. I absolutely adore it all, and was beyond thrilled to receive this fabulous package.

pincushion received

Table Top Swap

Amy is hosting a fabulous new swap on flickr: Table Talk Swap. This round we will be swapping sets of 4 cloth napkins. Sign ups are still open until 3/22. If you love to sew for others and receive something gorgeous that another talented sewist made just for you, then head on over!
Here's my inspiration mosaic for the swap. Look at all those lovely table linens. So much fabulousness!  And how great would those fabric stacks in the bottom row looks as pretty napkins?
napkin inspiration by Mama Missa
1. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27953607@N05/4032491240/in/faves-melissablom/">patchwork napkins</a>, 2. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewfantastic/4595744111/in/faves-melissablom/">{ Urban } HOME Goods - a modern swap </a>, 3. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mamaroux/5506404745/in/faves-melissablom/">Innocent Crush, Guest Towels / Cloth Napkins</a>, 4. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28099352@N02/4168365235/in/faves-melissablom/">Orange Crush Bistro Set</a>, 5. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelinenlavoir/4671839820/in/faves-melissablom/">Blue White Linen Vintage Guest Towel</a>, 6. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggiemakes/3916791879/in/faves-melissablom/">napkins</a>, 7. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33878281@N07/4792013310/in/faves-melissablom/">napkins</a>, 8. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7332275@N06/6156434172/in/faves-melissablom/">artichoke napkin set of 8</a>, 9. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27953607@N05/5468508892/in/faves-melissablom/">napkins for kate</a>, 10. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33761137@N00/3448127679/in/faves-melissablom/">Easy Mother's Day Gift</a>, 11. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliefrick/4296582958/in/faves-melissablom/">Hello, Napkins!</a>, 12. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50590626@N04/5568129146/in/faves-melissablom/">Farmdale Napkins</a>, 13. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27953607@N05/5276904005/in/faves-melissablom/">linen napkins</a>, 14. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/32121000@N07/5606712031/in/faves-melissablom/">Daisy Chain Napkins</a>, 15. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewingdaisies/5731401207/in/faves-melissablom/">Crochet: Sweet Nothings Napkins</a>, 16. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28099352@N02/4317442584/">Denim Blue and Kelly Green Bistro Napkin Set</a>, 17. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27953607@N05/4150545840/">hope valley fabric stack</a>, 18. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenib/6837288708/in/pool-1529688@N21">Happy Mail</a>, 19. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27953607@N05/5558810402/">pure elements</a>, 20. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/erins/6941716459/in/pool-1529688@N21">Yup, they're super pretty in person too. #fabric</a>