Posts in the Quilting Works in Progress category

Starting something new.

I’m finally finding time to get back in to the sewing room regularly again and I’m getting started on a commission. Some lovely yellows, tans and taupes were requested I’m adding a little blue too! I like occasionally working with other people’s color choices because you realize you like color combos that you don’t instinctively think to put together. Yellow and blue I work with constantly, but not the tans and taupes. Fun to stretch a little!

I pulled some fabrics….

Fabric stack

…chopped up a ton of strips and started sewing them together!

Oxy Commission 1

Oxy Commission2

We’ll see where this goes from here… just getting started!

I got this top, from the last bee I was in – Bee Imaginative, finished up yesterday!

Bee Imaginative Quilt top

I love it. I think that when it comes to bee quilts, it’s a balancing act of asking for a block that allows for creativity but will also lead to a group of blocks that work together… Thanks to all of the bee members for their great blocks!!

The top started with these fabrics…

Bee Imaginative Fabric

…and a request to be inspired by this photo.

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(which I discovered over here on Cathy of California‘s blog. BTW – if you don’t read her blog you should. Nothing but inspiration all the time.)

I can’t wait to quilt it. I might long arm it… I’m determined to make this my Summer Of The Longarm! I will get past that learning curve!!

The Nice Baby Quilt

I got some good sewing time in this weekend after weeks away from my machine. It was so nice to be reunited.  I took the time to work on a baby quilt for some friends having a baby girl. Their last name is Nice so I made The Nice Baby Quilt!

I picked fabric…

Fabrics

I pieced…

Piecing

I basted…

Basting

And I got the whole thing quilted and bound!

Binding

Just the hand stitching of the binding now and I’ll be done. Sometimes it’s really nice to sew up a fast quilt.

Hope you all enjoyed your long weekends as much as I did!

Quiet

Things certainly have been quiet over here on the ol’ blog, huh? Hope you all had great weekends.  I finished up a quilt that you’ll see more of down the line. Lots of behind the scenes sewing happening over here!

Finishing Up

Later this week I leave town for the first of three trips, all happening in May.  I’m so excited for Quilt Market!  Mellow blog means busy life, right??

My weekend.

First some piecing…

Peicing

…and then some quilting!

Quilting

Now I’m stitching the binding.

What did you get done this weekend?