Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lucky 13 Bee

A Sunshine Block

for Naomi


Using Naomi's hand-dyed fabric & other cottons, silk & upholstery fabric, I tried a technique new to me:
multiple layers of raw-edged reverse appliqué

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Naomi's Block

 I agonized over what to do with Naomi's fabric. I was definitely pushed beyond my comfort zone. But I had a ton of fun doing this!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A rainy day...

Well: I didn't sew too much this past week, but I have high hopes for this week. I was supposed to be going camping, but it's pouring rain so maybe this will be a good day to sew my favorite work in progress! Or nap...
I'm linking up with Jess's Star Count, see you all over there!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Naomi's summer sun block

I don't think I quite duplicated the look of my inspiration photo, but I hope it evokes a summer sun with your beautiful fabric, Naomi.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Naomi's Block

This is a block which I swore I would never do again, but then Naomi's fabric and request arrived and I felt it screamed for this block.  Here's your sunshine, Naomi... hope you like it.  I'll get it off in the mail soon.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Our Guild Summer Challenge

Landscape Fiction Inspired by Chris Doyle

Our assignment was to layer brights of some 
natural element over a deep toned wonky background
and then
outline an additional natural element over the top.


This was a lot of fun that I made another
of flowers (cone, cosmos & lavender) in my summer garden.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bee Blocks for Judy . . . .


It's so good to back in this Bee again!!
Judy sent us the most organized package I have ever seen.


Each piece numbered and grouped together for each block.
I need to get my act together!
Hope you like the blocks Judy. ox

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lucky Bee Quilt

Pieced, quilted, bound. Thank you lucky bee members! I quilted in the ditch around the blue. Then I wasn't sure how to quilt the rest. I finally took a salad plate and outlined a circle in each of the squares and quilted the circles. I find that when I get to the quilting part I tend to hurry it. I have to keep reminding myself --slow and steady.

Quilting...

I'm slow, and not very consistent (yet?), but I'm making progress on my hand quilting of my favorite work in progress. I had some lovely sewing time at sunset yesterday:


 I'm mostly happy with how it's turning out:


I'm linking up with Jess's Monday Morning Star Count: I have quilted approximately one twentieth of the entire quilt? Probably less... it will be a great fall project!
Happy sewing, everyone~