Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Forgot this one...

I can't believe I forgot to show you my Bee Happy quilt!

How many of you made Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage sewalong quilt?

Did you love it?  Find it a pain half-way through?  

I sewed along and really loved making it! 

My piecing skills definitely improved doing all those pictoral blocks with all those tiny pieces.  

But my friends who made the FGV quilt, did not choose to make Lori's next sewalong quilt- the Bee Happy quilt.

Now FGV quilt was all piecing, whereas the Bee Happy quilt was all applique!

Lori does her own method of hand applique, but I used Soft Fuse and made mine with machine applique.

Really do love how it turned out!!

It did take awhile to choose the fabrics for each block, cut, arrange, fuse and stitch the pieces in place.

I used my stash of leftover FGV fabrics to make the quilt.

It does make me happy to look at!!

Did you make it?  I'd sure love to see your version!!

My older son got married the first weekend in June!  The wedding was beautiful and we so love his new wife!!  Aren't they a gorgeous couple?

And my grandson Neal continues to grow up waaay too fast!!

So, what are you working on these days?

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Life Goes On...

Thank you so much for all your kind words regarding sweet Yogi.  I still tear up when I think of him, which is all the time.  He is still so very missed... but sadly, life does go on.

Our new little Piedmont Modern Quilt Guild chapter, is participating in a challenge from the Virginia Quilt Museum, and I have a quilt in the challenge which will be displayed all summer.  We were to look at the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt of 1858 below, and make a mini-quilt, inspired in some way by it!

So, I took the circle flower block circled in purple as my inspiration.  

I decided that those flowers have been running around in a circle for over a hundred and fifty years now, and they are DONE with it all!  They have broken the circle and are running for the valley, which is what I named it!  

I quilted lots of fun words into the background like RUN, HURRY UP, LET'S GO,  RUN FOR THE VALLEY!!  I had so much fun making it!!  So if you happen to visit the Virginia Quilt Museum this summer, look for it there!!  Woo hoo!! 

And I fell in love with a house quilt designed by Tilda!  

So I pulled my own colorway- a wintry selection of blue and purples and light greens, and made this!!

I am soooo tired of red and greens come January, that I like to only decorate with blues and purples and whites!

And this one will be just perfect for next winter for sure!!

So, what are you sewing on this late spring?