Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Improv Bee Blocks & a Birthday Set : :

This month Jacey asked the Love circle of do. Good Stitches to make our bee blocks scrappy and improv and in citrus-y greens, yellows and oranges. After all the large scrappy improv blocks I made for my scraps quilt, I was so excited to see that request -- this was definitely up my alley!

Improv Bee Blocks

I pulled what citrus-y colored scraps I had left in my scraps basket and got to work. Hanging them out of my way, in the hallway as I finished.

Hallway Bee Block Holder :)

These went out yesterday and I'm so, so happy to have them finished this early in the month! That's a first for me!

Improv Bee Blocks

The Birthday crown and pillow sets for my nieces and nephews have continued again this week, too! This time I made a special Birthday set for my nephew Owen, who loves all this Star Wars and Superheros!

Owen Birthday Crown and Pillow Set

I don't think I have ever seen Star Wars fabrics for sale? I assume they have some, but since I had these adorable Superhero fabrics in my stash already I thought it would be perfect. I picked these up a while ago from The Little Fabric Shop.

I do love this shade of aqua blue for boys!

superhero fabric

I finished Owen's crown in a similar shade of aqua blue felt and I had the word "KAPOW" in mind when I added the details. Can you tell?

Owen's Superhero Crown

These sets really are super fun to make and definitely something I plan to try to offer in my etsy shop this Fall when I am making my handmades full-time.

Owen Birthday Crown and Pillow Set

Now I just have one last Birthday crown and pillow set to make this month for my niece Sylvia (I know, it was a busy birthday month) and since it's raining here today, I think I might even get to that last quilt top. Wish me luck!!   Maureen

21 comments:

  1. Perfect for a little boy! I saw Star Wars fabric just the other day somewhere online...I got an email from a shop that sold A TON of it, but as my son is quite obsessed enough, I decided not to pursue it... ;)

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  2. Camelot Cottons has recently put out licensed Star Wars fabric. I saw it in several places online. It's nowhere near as awesome (and certainly not cute) as your choice of fabric, though.

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  3. wonderful projects. Love your bee blocks, and that pillow and crown are just perfect for a little Super Hero.

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  4. I love your blocks for the month, and I'm so impressed that you're already done! I can't wait to see them in person!

    Also, seriously? Owen's crown KILLS me. It's so fun! I love the shooting star you made.

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  5. I'm pretty sure that I got an e-mail from Fabricworm saying they had stocked or were going to stock Star Wars fabric!

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    1. Thanks Elise! I checked them out, but honestly I am so glad I went with these Superhero fabrics by Timeless Treasure! They are just so cute, perfect for a little boy, I think! Owen will have his whole life to collect Star Wars! :)

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  6. My little grandson, Owen, just had is 5th b-day! Wonderful crown and pillow. I made my owen a little quilt with a transformers fabric that he picked out!

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  7. Ooh, this has me excited to get to work on my blocks for Jacey! I love how angular yours are-- my improv still tends to include mostly straight lines.
    And those crowns are awesome! I bet all your nieces and nephews look forward to their special day just for that :)

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  8. Love the fabric! It's so awesome for a boy. Great pillow and crown set.
    Scrappy blocks are awesome, the colours are great for the summer =D

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  9. Great scrappy blocks! Isn't it so nice to make stuff from scraps, it just feels good!

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  10. Loving the improviness of the blocks, and the superhero birthday gifts are fab!

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  11. Those blocks are so fun and fresh!! And I love the superhero fabric. I have been collecting bits and pieces of truck and vehicle fabrics for a quilt for Gus. Two packages on the way might just do it!

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  12. Love the scrap blocks. The pillow is fantastic!

    I haven't seen any StarWars fabrics out there as of late but I'm guessing there are probably vintage sheet sets floating around out there. Not all of them can still be in collector shape as sheets but there's bound to be some enough fabric in great condition for other projects.

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  13. Love the blocks! They're definitely fresh and citrus-y. And the crown and pillow are so, so cute! Owen's going to love them, I'll bet!

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  14. i love those blocks so much! i love the colors and i love that i can faintly see a boat and a tepee. so fun! i love the crown and the superhero pillow. i bet owen is over the moon excited!

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  15. Like it... back from vacation, catching up...

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  16. Looks like you've been sewing a lot! Improv is such therapy. I'll take an improv assignment anytime too.

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  17. I really like this set. The colors are so pretty. I saw it on Flickr a while back! And the improv blocks are great. So therapeutic!

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