A VIRTUAL QUILTING BEE

You have come to TETHERED THREADS 2. We are a group of 12 women from all over the world who are quilting for one another. Each woman is assigned a month and chooses what she wants the others to make for her. We like that you have stopped by to see what we are doing. Feel free to comment and or ask questions.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

December and January Blocks

Well, I'm finally getting around to posting the blocks that I completed for Audrie and Kelly. I love the opportunity that this Block Party provides for us to play around with different techniques. So much fun!



The brown background fabric was from my stash. Did anyone else have to pause and think a little before adding the background triangles around the tree if they had a print fabric? I was flying along and then realized that I better be careful or else I was going to end up with wonky trees.

The red semi-solid fabric was from my stash. I had been a bit cutting happy with the red tree print fabric that Kelly had sent and decided to dig in the stash for the outside strips.


These were fun! However, sometimes when I'm given such freedom, I get a little overwhelmed with ideas. I could of happily sewn a whole quilt of these with all the ideas I had.

I'm excited to see these blocks all put together in the quilt top.

Now, February is my month and I'll be doing a last minute scramble today to try and get everything ready to send. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do this month with my blocks, but have finally made a decision. Once I have everything together I'll post some instructions on here. Looking forward to seeing what you creative gals come up with.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Kelly's January Blocks Finally Done

I've had a lot on my plate this month so I only got round to doing Kelly's blocks today. Oops.

I must say they were loads of fun to do, and I'm now itching to do an entire quilt with this method! Thanks for introducing me to paper piecing Kelly :)

This is the first block I did... The pink is from my stash (I wanted to work with my fabrics first in case I made a booboo). It does look a little festive to me, so hopefully it does to Kelly too.

The second block was made with Kelly's fabrics except for the solid red. I wanted to make both blocks I did look similar to each other so that's why I added the solid to both.

Hope you like them Kelly!

-- Audrie

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Blocks for Kelly




These are my blocks for Kelly. I goofed on one of the trees and used your green for the tree in the wrong place. I used something else which I hope was OK. I just can't believe I was the one who couldn't follow the directions. There's always one who doesn't listen right? It was my first attempt at paper piecing. It was fun.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thank you Kelly!

These were my first paper pieced blocks and they were sooo fun. I meant to only do one tonight but I couldn't stay out of the sewing room and I ended up doing the second one as well. I think I see a quilt like this in my future...