Thursday, April 11, 2013

What I've been working on

Now is one of those times when I have a project in just about every stage of production. Except the finished stage. But when I've been sewing these past couple weeks, it's been only to enjoy the process. I sew when I have time. Other times I read a book, or obsessively watch through the first four and a half seasons of Breaking Bad with my husband. No sewing for deadlines. (Although there are a couple deadline-related things that I really need to start on- ahem, Film Petit!)

Here is a peek at my current do good stitches bee quilt, as I was basting it yesterday. I went lazy and sprayed. I feel like I should have strong feelings one way or the other on the whole pin vs. spray debate, but I don't. I just do whichever I feel like. Excited about finishing this all-geese quilt though. Aren't the colors great? I'm usually not prone to use so much white background in a quilt, but sometimes that's just the best choice for this bee. And I hope all the white will be striking in the finished quilt.

I occasionally get the chance to plug away slowly at my oldest WIP, the Swoon. I started it at the beginning of last year. This is block #5, although probably only counts as 4 because I have one I really don't like. We'll see if I change my mind about it when all the blocks are done. I first blogged about this project here

Since I was feeling good about finishing a couple tops up, I cut a new one! This will be simple patchwork squares for a picnic blanket. I've had this particular fabric stack pulled and waiting for at least a year. Glad I still like it as much now as I did back then. 

These were last month's do good stitches blocks. I should really try to show you these more often, but I am always so rushed in making them that I never get pictures. This was a really fun tutorial to follow.

 And!!!! I finished my ginormous scrappy trip along top!! (First blogged here.) I basically pulled every single blue FQ off my shelf and started cutting and stitching. That was back in January. I stalled out for a while in February, but then got a new fire under my tush to finish all 56 blocks. I'm going to use a long arm quilter to finish for me for the first time ever, so I'm excited about that.

This is me showing it at our Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild meeting last night, with Christine's help on the right. I recently became the president of our guild, and I am so thankful to have this group of creative friends. We have too much fun. Tonight, we are having a Modern Meet-Up event in downtown Cincinnati as Nicholson's Pub. If you are in the area, I'd love to meet you! More info on that here. 


  1. All your projects look fantastic! I love the scrappy trip in all blues.

    I wish I was going to be in Cinci this year - maybe next year :) Have a great time!

  2. Congrats on finishing your scrappy trip quilt! I love the color choices in your quilt....It always feel good to finish projects.

  3. Hello, Mrs. President ;) Fun to see you cutting up your picnic quilt top. Wooeee! I really like how you laid out the geese for the DGS quilt. So much movement!

  4. i love those do. good geese. and i love breaking bad. i was obsessively watching the first few seasons last year so i could catch up with the new season. so, so good.

  5. love it all! we did the same thing with deadwood - feel like I barely sewed in Feb!

  6. you've got some awesome stuffing the works. Love those geese! And I really ought to make a swoon. (Swoon...) ;)

  7. Beautiful ginormous blue quilt top, very talented my friend!!! Ps. Wish I lived near… well not really cause I love San Diego, CA… but wish I could hang with you and your people at the get together ;)

  8. is that chartreuse in the geese or the lighting? I'm obsessing over chartreuse right now.

  9. Everything looks great and I love your scrappy trip - and Swoon - still one of my all time favs. Look forward to seeing the do.Good done...I have another turn coming up soon.

  10. WOW! Very impressive. You made such beautiful quilts!
    I had a great idea for Film Petit....
    Wouldn't it be great to do Princess Bride??
    Just re-watching it now:)


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