Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WIP Wednesday–Bee Block and Tula Blocks

Its been a while since I did any sewing! And this week has been a little difficult as we took our dog for a 2nd opinion from a new vet,  we do have a diagnosis, its not good, he has lymphoma, something that should had been picked up at our previous vets was not, he had little lumps where the lymph nodes are on his neck, the old vet said they were fatty tissues! and for 2 months we treated him for Addison's disease! however we took him to the vets Monday and gave the new vet all the information we had, x-rays blood tests, scans, etc. and mentioned the lumps on his neck, as far as she was concerned they were not just fatty tissue, they took samples and we received the results the very next day.  I can sit here and do What if they had found it sooner etc., why didn’t the old vet get them tested,  but its not going to help, so right now we are just trying to make him as comfortable as possible until its time to do the right thing. Anyway I am not going to dwell on all this, there is nothing I can do, I'm just going to enjoy the time he has left.


Anyway,  last week  or maybe the week before I managed to make a Bee Block for the Stars in Their Eyes Bee, This time it was Becky's turn and she chose different variations of the Carpenters Wheel. 

I chose to go with the ever so popular Swoon Block, after all I have had plenty of practice making swoon blocks, (as you will know if you follow my blog). 

swoon block

This time I made the block 16 inches instead of the regular size called for in the pattern for Swoon.  I also used the no waste method for making flying geese and although it took me a while longer as I was new to this method of making flying geese, if your interested I used this  No Waste Flying Geese Tutorial

I have also made a few Tula 100 Blocks, I am quite behind now with the quilt along hosted by So Sweetness, if your interested you can find all the latest links to the City Sampler Quilt Along  here.

I am quite far behind now Sad smile  You never know I might catch up!



I also received my charms from a swap that I was in on Flickr, so I am using these and scraps to make my blocks. 


For some of the blocks I am using similar colours and sometimes even the same fabrics.  But I ‘m also trying to make it mine!


I have had some absolutely great responses from the sponsors I contacted about making donations to the Cut Ups Quilt Retreat next month.  You can read all about our retreat here.

Here are just a few of the awesome sponsors that have donated prizes. I cannot Thank them enough it is going to make this retreat so much fun! I wish you could all come and join in the fun. To check out there fabulous stores and blogs just click on the link.


Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter ShopTerry Atkinson DesignsSew Kind Of Wonderful

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Stitched in Color

I also wanted to remind you all, there is one day to enter the giveaway sponsored by  Soma of Whims and Fancies, You can find all the details, for entering the giveaway here .


  1. So sorry about your furry friend! Your mini swoon block is awesome! Your blog name has made hungry for cake. :)

  2. Oh Sam so sorry to hear about your big boy. I understand what you must be going through. I hope things turn around and he stays with you for a long time. One of my dogs was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and and a murmur. The vets were not very optimistic and we have been treating her for two years and she is happy and healthy with her medications; miracles can happen. Best of luck. Your are Murphy are in my prayers. Hugs XX

  3. Sorry to hear that you have had such distressing news, hope the remaining time with Murphy is peaceful.

    I received Tula Pinks book for my birthday but haven't had a chance to have a go at any of the blocks yet, yours look great.

  4. I am so sorry about your dog!! I know exactly how you are feeling. Your sewing looks beautiful as always!!!

  5. I echo the thoughts of the previous comments...our pets are so important to our lives. Surely they know how much we love them, though!


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