Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Bee's Knees...........

The Bee's Knees
I have been working on a couple of quilts since I last posted.  Both of them are quilts that I had started and were put on the back burner.   I will post one at a later date but this one I must have embroidered these blocks a couple of years ago.  I love the little bees.  I dug around in my stash and found most of the black and white and some of the yellow fabrics.  I needed a couple more to balance out the color so thus ordered those.  They arrived this week so I am busy making blocks.  I have decided to make it using the "Tossed Salad" idea.  The blocks are a few that I have made.  I still have a bunch to go. 

The Bee's Knees
If you look close all the bee's have knobby knees.  Most of the blocks I still need to trim the connecting threads and I need to cut the blocks to 6 1/2 inches (unfinished). 

I went to a church supper last night.  Those ladies really know how to cook.  They do a terrific job.  I wish they did it every night, although I would probably be as wide as a barn door if they did. 

Not much new here, fall is coming, I love that.  Our temps are cooling down.  This morning at 10:00 a.m. it is 69 degrees. 

Here is a picture of Smokey.  Smokey follows me everywhere.  He is very nosy.  I was putting the bee's blocks on the design wall, he just had to see what I was doing.

Hope all is well with you................

Thursday, September 13, 2012

In Full Bloom ................

In Full Bloom - Faux Binding

In Full Bloom

I have finished a quilt, In Full Bloom.  I love this pattern.  It is one that you can change up many ways with different focus fabric, panels, and embroidery squares.  I used a faux piping on the binding and on the last border.  I am not sure that I would do the last border the way I did it.  Without getting into too many details, there is four pieces of fabric plus the batting.  I thought this would be great, that the quilting on that border would really standout.  It does give it a good effect but it also makes it wobble just a little bit.  Then you add the binding to all of that and that seam is thick.  I will say the binding is full, no doubt.  I think to get rid of the wobble you could quilt it out to the edge.  It might work.  This is going to be one of my utility quilts so it isn't that important that it is perfect.  So, for this one, I will live with a little wobble. 

We survived Isaac.  We were lucky we were on the west side of the state.  The primary storm was on the east side.  We had about 2 1/2 days of wind and a good day of light rain.  It could have been so much worse.  Hurricanes, as in this one, you never know what you are going to get.  This was a catagory one hurricane.  Normally you would not evacuate and it would come ashore with some wind, some rain, and it would scoot across the state.  This time, it had a love for the state, it did not want to leave.  It hung around, blowing and raining and raining and raining some more.  The people on the east side of the state and into Mississippi have a horrible and costly clean up to do. 

I have to add this picture of JAC (Just A Cat).  As I have said before anything that might resemble a box, she likes to get into.  This is my bag that I keep my embroidery in.  I had been working on my project, tossed it down beside the bag to go to the kitchen to find something yummy and when I came back JAC had taken up residence in my bag. 

Hope all is well with you...............