Posts in the Quilting Works in Progress category

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?

In the sewing room…

I’m working on my holiday swap for the LAMQG meeting on Monday evening. We all picked names so we’re making something for a specific person. It really makes for a great swap when you know the recipient…

Swap Peek

Just a peek for now! More on that soon.

And check out the blocks that I’ve gotten back for Bee Imaginative.

Bee Blocks

Pretty great, right? I can’t wait to put this quilt together once I get all of the blocks… it’s going to be a good one!