Sunday, May 29, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
So I sliced it the other way and flip flopped the strips.
I think I made it ugly. I did learn a few things.
I should have started with all different widths of strips with the fat quarter. I cut them all 2 inches to start with.
And I didn't need to put that blue border on the edges
before cutting and sewing everything together.
So what to do with it next?? I'll think on that a bit.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Some of the blocks were given to me by friends . . .
Sunday, May 8, 2011
She sent us these fabrics (and I added one), with the instruction to
depict earth, wind, fire, and water.
I was a little nervous, this is my first quilting bee,
and when you get a package of beautiful fabrics to use, you don't want to mess it up!
These were just perfect for this bee block.
For the curving water part, I needed to practice first.
I can do a New York Beauty with no problem,
but this kind of organic curved piecing is very new to me.
The pink and green on the left was my first attempt.
My second attempt was sooo much better.
I am definitely a learn by doing kind of girl!
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Here are a few of the things that have kept me busy
and away from my sewing machine . . .
My wonderful garden is really waking up!
That is my beautiful peony bush, it has grown a foot and a half in two weeks!
And this is a taste of my crazy weekend with my Mom
and Aunt Betsy!
We watched the Royal wedding together, (at 4:30am ug!)
My Mom made us these fabulous hats,
she's very crafty and creative!
I wore mine with the flowers in front, why hide the beauty?
And she bought us engagement rings at Micheal's.
They were hilarious!
Actually they looked really great, and I wore mine to work
the following Monday, to much hilarity there too.
We don't look too much alike do we? Haha!
Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day and a wonderful weekend.