Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pies, a finish, and a couple of little quilts!

Well, let me tell you I have been very busy today! I have lots to show and some to tell.

Above is a little quilt top I recently finished. I had some leftover triangles from a past project and wanted a small quick something to do, so, I put them together into a "Broken Dishes" block. I am really loving the way this one turned out! :0)
I also recently put this table runner together. It's from a Primitive Pieces by Linda pattern called "Primitive sketches". I have it basted and ready to be hand quilted.
This is another very recent little quilt I did from leftover reproduction fabrics. It's also basted and ready to be hand quilted. These little quilts should take me no time at all to finish once I sit down and do them.
This one on the other hand will take me much longer! A sneak peek of the next large quilt I will be hand quilting. I just finished basting this one together. All these hand quilting projects will keep me warm and cozy as I stitch them through the winter. :0)
And yes, I have FINALLY finished hand quilting this one!! Hooray!! I have been working on this one for a very long time. It's called "Coming Home". I used all Thimbleberries fabrics in it.
Here's a close up view of the quilting I did on this one. I have put the binding on and just need to stitch it down Whoopee!!!
This little house reminds me of the home I lived in when I was living in New Hampshire! :0)
Apple Pies. Pies, pies pies and more pies!! This is what I've been working on today! I wish you could smell them. Yummy yummy. I baked three apple pies and one pumpkin. I only took a picture of the apple pies. Mr. Pumpkin is still in the oven and due out soon. I am taking advantage of the time I have left so I can blog about it. ( Or is that brag about it). It's a lot of work but they will taste oh so wonderful once we dig into them. :0)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Friendship Stars exchange

This past Wednesday at my quilt bee we had our friendship stars exchange. These are the blocks I received! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet. I could just leave them as they are and make a small lap quilt from them. (The blocks are 9 inches square.) or I could graph out an alternative. I am always open to any suggestions. :0)
Here are all the blocks laid out on the table. We all picked up our own blocks after they were set out for everyone to see.
Here are some ladies picking out their blocks.
This is a flower memory quilt. One of our members lost a parent not long ago. Rather then sending flowers to her, we each made a flower block and then put them together as a special memory quilt for her.
This is a really neat purse made by one of our members. And below are 2 more beautiful quilts brought in for "show and tell". :0)

I am currently working with 1 1/2 inch strips in "Fall" colors. The strips are from an exchange my bee did a while back. I have finally decided what I'm going to do with them. I have made a test block which seemed to work out with some minor adjustments. So I plan to go ahead and work on making some more blocks today. (I really have been wishing that we chose to use at least 2 inch strips for the exchange.) I had to re-work the pattern I decided to use in order to make these blocks (which I hope to show you soon). It has taken me quite awhile to figure out what I was going to do with them. Hopefully this is going to work out the way I have visioned it. We shall soon see!!
Have a great Day! And happy sewing! :0)

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Next week The "Sew n' sews" quilt bee that I am in will be celebrating the 12th year anniversary of when the "Bee" began! Right now we have 13 members in the group. Each member is to make 12 friendship blocks to share with each other. The friendship block above was the first one I made. Then I decided to be funny and do a second one for everyone (Just because! :0) )
Here is a close-up of the fabric I picked out for my "Just Because" block. It has honey bees and spools! :0)
Here are 3 of the blocks finished. I need to hurry up and finish them for next Wednesday. It should be a fun meeting.
These are some quilts from "Show and Tell" at my last bee meeting. Enjoy! :0)