House Quilt...Sew Sweet Bee

June 15, 2015

Sometimes I think I am meeting myself coming and going! I just discovered the pictures of the Sew Sweet Bee house quilt on my phone and realized I forgot to share them here! 

Simple wavy quilting...My favorite all over design. And check out the backing fabric. Perfect, no? 

The colors are so much more vibrant. The day was cloudy, so the pictures don't do it justice. 

I am thankful for the kind hands who made the blocks for me. =) 

Have a happy Monday!!

Modern Building Blocks...My Way!

June 11, 2015

It's all done! 

 Before I let the pictures do most of the talking, I want to share that I used a batting I hadn't tried before called Quilters Dream Wool. I will absolutely use it again. It was amazing to work with and I love the loft that the batting gave this quilt! I hope you can see it okay in the pictures. 

This block I messed up, so I changed the center. One of the many reasons why this quilt was done "my way." ;-)

The orange block is one of my favorites!! 

I changed the colors of the thread to match the fabric instead of using one color for the whole quilt. I have never done that before. I usually don't want to take the time. I am so glad I did!! 

I replaced the 24" block in the pattern with the Swoon block. For those who have followed me for a long time, you know how I adore the Swoon block...

Almost the whole time I was quilting it, I worried that I was "ruining" it. Tell me I am not alone with those worries! I ripped out stitches and redid them several times until I felt I got it right. Now that it's done, I feel good about it. =) 

On to the next project!! =D

Have a happy Thursday!! 

Swoon Sixteen Finish

June 9, 2015

Last weekend, Russ and I took a road trip to deliver the Swoon 16. She loved it!! That's always a relief when you are making something for someone, isn't it? =) 

There isn't any scraps left over. It all got used up. =)

The All Iowa Shop Hop is happening now, so my work hours are a bit mixed up. No complaints there! Its fun meeting new customers who are finding our shop for the first time. 

When I haven't been at work, I have been slowly getting some deep cleaning done around the house and cleaning up some gardens that are too over grown. Not fun, but it feels good to see an area all spiffed up. 

And, of course, I am working on projects. The Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt is in process of being quilted. You can see the whole quilt top here

This is the most quilt intensive top I have ever done. I tend to be in a hurry to get them done and I can get lazy and talk myself out of doing a lot of quilting. I am forcing myself to take as long as it needs to take to get it done. I must say, I am enjoying the process. I need to remember that next time I am tempted to be lazy.  I really need to learn to free motion quilt. It would open up the quilting ideas a great deal. Again, my character flaw of lazy is in play here. *sigh*

Have a very happy Tuesday, friends!! 

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