Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Still sewing...

Over the past week I have been busy enough and have made progress on a couple of quilt tops but with being out of action on the weekend (hurt my back shopping of all things!) I feel as though I could have done so much more.  

I am happy to say I have pieced the quilt top and back for my friends 50th birthday present and am really happy with it.   I didn't manage to get a photo of the back but it's a scrappy piecing using what fabric I had left.  I'm waiting for my husband to get home so I've got some help to baste it and then I'll jump into the quilting which I'm planning on keeping simple.

I paired up the Bella collection with Bella Solids Charcoal, Clementine and Citrine along with Kona Royal Blue and Emerald.

I can't believe that on the days we've had sunshine and could get outside to take some photos the wind has been crazy.  I just keep clicking until I get a photo with it mostly front on.

I've also got 3 columns of my Birds and Bees quilt together which I am really loving.  I am hoping to piece the backing over the weekend.  I am thinking about taking this one to a Long Arm Quilter due to it's size.  I'm not really sure how I want to quilt it either.

Again the wind was not letting up!

And totally off the subject of sewing, I thought I'd share this gorgeous magnolia.  I am in no way a green thumb and really have no interest in gardening.  On top of that I have allergies to some flowers so needless to say I had to do some research before planting flowery plants out the front of our house.  I couldn't have made a better decision though!  These have really grown all by themselves.  I haven't actually watered them since they were planted, that's how good they are!  They are covered in flowers!  I'm guessing they like tough love :)

I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week.  I will be back later in the week to share the finished table runner from my sewing class.


  1. Wow! I love both of those tops! I really love the colours in the top one though! It's an effective top! Well done!

  2. Your friend is very lucky, I love everything about the gift :-)

  3. I love both your quilts. I just finished a king size Birds and the Bees quilt and think I'm going to have to have it long-armed too. The more I worked with the fabric, the more I loved it. Aren't her colors amazing? You can find a picture of my top here, if your interested.

  4. Your quilts are really beautiful - love the solids you have added in with the Bella fabrics!

  5. Both your quilts are lovely - I particularly like the Bella one. So bright and fresh! Also, have you considered taking comment verification off your blog? It makes commenting so much easier, and I think you will get a lot more comments that way. I have done it and have had no problem with spam so far.

  6. Your friend's quilt is very classy looking and it is beautiful!