Quilts 2011

24 August 2013

Summer Fun

Some of what we have been up to this summer...

Cousins at the farm

Time behind the sewing machine has been few and far between it seems these last couple of months. Due to this I haven't kept up too well with the Patchwork, Please Sew Along.


But this week's project was a simple one that I could squeeze in to life! It was the Happy Hexagon Trivet.


Ta-da! I used a combo of special fabrics... Some Japanese fabric and some fabric that my grandma gave me from her stash. I love using them... Makes me feel connected to her and her passion of sewing.


I also got my bee blocks all put together

The mint green plus in the middle column in the second from the bottom row is mo longer there. It is a block I made and on its own it worked but putting it all together it is too close in value to the background, which became evident in this photo. Some careful unsewing allowed me to replace the plus without having to pull rows off the quilt. Now to get it quilted!

I also got my August block done for Stitch that Stash. Kris from Duke Says Sew What requested a skateboard block in bright colors, which fits her personality and her family's passion to a "T"!

I forgot! I also recovered the cushions on two sets of couches we have on our backyard patio earlier this summer. I had the fabric for 2 years and got inspired one night when I couldn't sleep. At least insomnia was productive for me that night!

Once school starts (after Labor Day here) my Mondays are me alone at home... A regular date with my sewing machine! Yay!


1 comment:

  1. Your bee block top looks great! So scrappy and yummy.

    And great job on the cushions!!! Did you use a decor fabric specific for outdoor use?