Thursday, May 14, 2009

We had a sewing bee at my house!

Today my mom came to (visit and) sew. She had this quilt started and today she finished cutting the squares and got it this far- over half-way put together. (It will be queen sized when it is finished.) These are not her preferred colors...
...but they are pretty.

This next quilt is for my Future Niece. It is absolutely adorable (just as she will be). Mom is making all the nursery stuff and she brought the quilt top down so I could add my touch- which was the embroidering on the bumblebees.

(We always have one "naughty" winking face. What a rebel bee!)

This next (the color wheel) is going to be used in a baby quilt for Future Niece. In some incarnation that is- I may be cutting it up or trimming it. I like this quilt, so wanted to do something like it and came up with this. My Sis-in-law is an artist so she will enjoy the color wheel, and hopefully Future Niece will like those pretty colors, too. The original is amazing (and I would not mind one of those for myself). This was really fun to play with. I sewed it backwards- this was definitely a learning experience- but the baby won't mind. Lukey keeps pointing at it and asking if he can have it, so I see something along these lines in our future.

My brother loves purple and green together so Future Niece also needs a purple and green quilt. I am a huge fan of Kellie's work and made my version of one of her quilts. When (not if!) she puts out a book, I am first in line!
I am currently sewing down all these petals and circles- a bit tedious, but still much faster than hand applique. I remembered basically what Kellie did- made a lot of cute girly shapes all close together in a heart shape, so I wouldn't let myself look back at hers until mine was done- at least cut out and ironed on. It turned out pretty cute, so I am sure Future Niece will like it.

I am considering cutting out the heart and doing a ragged edge applique to put it onto a white background. I don't think I like it just as it is. I will mull it over while I sew the rest of the petals down.
And now for an update on the recent post- no, the wedding gift quilt did not get finished in time for the wedding. I started quilting it and had to rip it all back out. So now I am hand-quilting it and they will get it late. (Hopefully it will be done in time for next winter...)
I did finish a quilt recently, though! I made a rag quilt for my aunt out of mostly Daydreams (blue and green colorways) along with some other coordinating prints. Unfortunately, I did not have both my camera and the quilt together at any point so I don't have a picture of it.
I had the best time sewing with Mom today, and the kids were good, and the sun was shining... it just doesn't get any better! ;0)


  1. Looks great! Well done! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

  2. What fun! I love the one with the flowers and the bees and the green and purple one is such a great idea! Looking forward to seeing what you do with that.

  3. Holy moly you've been busy!!!

    Love the rebel bee. I love that idea! I'd love to find a signature symbol or whimsy thing to hide in each of my quits.

  4. You have been busy and future neice will love all the wonderful colors you've chosen!
    Take care and have a great weekend.

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