Something is in the air...

I don't know how else to describe the sewing productivity over here.  Maybe there is something about Maryland, or the lack of local friends to visit or the fact that my sewing studio is no longer in a damp basement....  Either way, I'm grabbing this energy and running with it. 

This one is called Mommy Neighborhood.  The blocks were made by myself and my mom friends from ravelry.  I twisted their arms to form a quilting bee and then asked them to piece some wonky house blocks so I could make a quilt where we all lived in the same neighborhood.  Since the group is spread throughout the states plus two in Finland and one in Australia, this is the only way that we could all live in one place.  

Mommy Neighborhood--top done


I also have a finish from this week.  I made this Baby Bliss quilt from some prints of the Domestic Bliss line and a few strips of solid aqua.  I adapted my Four Corners tutorial to make this smaller version.  This whole quilt is made with fabric, batting and thread that needed a good home.  I think this summer quilt will get donated when I find the right charity. 

Baby Bliss--done


I skipped taking a picture of all of the blocks laying on my floor for another new quilt.  Those will have to wait for another day.  I did cut the fabric, mark, sew and trim them enough HST's for a throw-sized quilt all in one day.  But I don't think I'm completely crazy.  Do you?  Go ahead and be honest.  :)

16 comments:

Becca said...

Sounds like better ambiance! I love the houses!

CityHouseStudio said...

Totally NOT crazy!
I love the mommy neighborhood quilt - it's just delightful!
I want to copy it!

Enchanted Bobbin said...

These are super! I think you know that I'm all for going with the inspiration flow...enjoy it!!! And let's try to catch up soon! xx J

Anjeanette said...

Aaah! You have no idea how much I love the house quilt! I have a thing for houses anyway. I love that you made your own neighborhood. You should come to my house anytime to sew;) I'm not kidding.

The Calico Cat said...

What a fun neighborhood - love the lawns!

knitting said...

I absolutely love the mommy neighbourhood. My mom rav group has the same sentiment, spread way too far apart.

You are totally not crazy! capitalize on the time and energy you have right now youa re on fire!
-Lindsey

Heidi Staples said...

Oh my gosh, I adore that mommy neighborhood!!

ifinallyhavetime.com said...

When I saw the pictures on Flickr, I definitely had the thought - "wow, she sure gets a lot of sewing done". I think I'm glad to read that this isn't completely normal for you! I LOVE the Mommy Neighborhood. I love that on Flickr it tells you who's house it is when you pass your cursor over each house. What size are these blocks?
Linda F.

Karen said...

Ok...just caught up on all your changes! Wow! I am blown away by everything you have accomplished, and then to move across country so quickly. Amazing! And now sewing like crazy :)

Gina said...

I love your little neighborhood and the story that goes with it!! You must have been rolling with those HST!!

Jessie said...

I'm so happy for you! It's the opposite over here as people in my house get sick one by one- but my mummy is coming soon for a visit and I think I'll pack a month of sewing into that glorious weekend! And the new neighborhood is so sweet. Love how it looks and love the sentiments behind it.

Linda said...

Great productivity. All good. What size is the Strippy quilt? Looks fab.

Frederick said...

:-) it is great to see what you were basting is such a cool quilt. You know I am avoiding doing it again anytime soon since my last autumn pain filled Bay side basting project. The right studio to work in makes so much difference it can't be underestimated..

Claudia said...

If you're crazy, you're my kind of crazy. :) Fun houses, will this be a wallhanging? Love the baby quilt too.

knitting sandwich said...

oh i love your mommy neighborhood! it makes me all kinds of happy!

as does your baby quilt - so bright and cheerful and perfect!

-melissa

Jenny said...

hooray! i love your work melinda, and im so happy to see you on a roll....go with it! love your neighborhood

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