Friday, April 1, 2016

Busy As A Bee

I've been trying to keep up my momentum from retreat...  this week I really wanted to play with my new bundle of Mendocino but I stayed focused and finished up a few things.

alidiza: Busy As A Bee
I sewed the binding on Let It Go and just need a sporting event or two to get it tacked...

alidiza: Busy As A Bee
Made these awesome Happy Zombie Block Buddies...  A huge thank you to the amazing Aimee for picking up the supplies AND cutting the boards for me!!!

alidiza: Busy As A Bee - Briar Rose Flimsy
And finished piecing this Heather Ross Briar Rose flimsy.  I might have even pushed thru to finish it if I'd had enough fabric for the backing (This is where Aimee gets to say "I told you so":-).  While waiting for that to arrive I decided I should whip up a matching pillow.

alidiza: Busy As A Bee - Briar Rose Economy Block Pillow
This collection is perfect for economy blocks.  I had so much fun fussy cutting the center squares.  There are a million ways to make these and while many people prefer to paper piece them I went with the pieced version.

alidiza: Busy As A Bee
I had enough of the Strawberry print for the back, complete with zipper closure - thanks to S.O.T.A.K. Handmade for this awesome zipper closure tutorial.

If I'm really good I'll quilt Spellbound and Houndstooth before moving on but it's going to be hard to resist the siren call of the mermaids...  Are you a compulsive finisher or do you flit from project to project?

Buzzing by this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Pillow Stats:
Finished pillow is 18" x 18"
Fabrics: Briar Rose by Heather Ross.
Pattern: Based on the 6" Economy Block tutorial from Mack and Mabel.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in  Natural White (2021).


  1. LOL!! Love the stepping stones quilt! Super adorbs!!

  2. Love your pillow!!! Your quilt top is adorable as well. Gotta love the HR fabric!

  3. One of my most favorite lines EVER! You did a beautiful job of showing off the wonderful prints.