Monday, May 18, 2015

#BFTPqal & WIPs

Well... I've been kind of a slacker when it comes to letting you know about the #BFTPqal posts.  When I started this blog, I did it with the intention that I wouldn't post anything without really making the content great. I don't like looking at blogs where the author has all advertising all the time. But things have been SLOOOW around here, what with making a bazillion apple wall hangings (more on that Thursday!) and working on my very first ever t-shirt quilt. As a result, I haven't been posting about the #BFTPqal posts either.  I'm sorry -- I'm scheduling them out as we speak, so you can read all about it from now until the middle of June.

So... to recap, the #BFTPqal posts I've missed are:

Katie at Lady Fortune's Wheel
Marion at My Quilt Diet
Barbie at The Quilting Mill
Konda at Moose on the Porch Quilts

and today's post is at Marion's, but it's from Machelle at Cherry Tree Cottage Quilts.

Whew! I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted about these! I solemnly swear to do better!

And what else have I been working on? I am in charge of a local quilting bee we call QBX (for Quilt Block Exchange), and last month I needed a quick project that got rid of a bunch of scraps. I was inspired by my friend Emily's cute son's quilt, but used the tutorial from Ellison Lane as a jumping-off point.  So far, I've only collected 6 blocks, but here they are:

And I'm part of the Beehive #21, sponsored by Blossom Heart Quilts. I think I might have heard about it from Gnome Angel, though -- she's super cute too, and was a finalist for Sewvivor last year!  I was in charge for the month of March, and asked for the Wanta Fanta block. I'm not sure what that means, but I love the secondary pattern this pretty block makes! I'd gotten all my blocks but one at this point (one poor lady found the envelope completely empty and battered on her front porch one day -- I guess it didn't quite make it to the post office!), and I'm so surprised -- close up, I don't really love this quilt... but just a few feet away, and it's one of my FAVORITES!

So, my plan is to update each #BFTPqal post with a little something I've been working on -- but I've learned the hard way not to promise more than I can do!

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