Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sewing Sunday

And not just Sunday . . .
I have had a bit more time at the sewing table this week.

I have started quilting my NYC Metro Mod Bee Quilt.
I am stitching in the ditch to start, to anchor
the whole thing, then I think I might just try some free motion quilting.
I need to brush up on my skill set there!

Here is the layering process.
I decided to try doing it on the floor this time around.
Gosh I must be getting old, because my knees were sore!

Here is the back, I did get the wrinkles out first.
I love this fabric, so summery.

I had to roll up my carpet to have enough room 
to lay out the whole thing.
See the yellow towel on the floor?
I, of course, dumped over a whole glass of water 
while I was moving things around.
Guess that's better than red wine!

I have also been working on the whites/lights challenge
My fabrics probably have more color than other participants,
but I am a color girl, so it's hard to find so many neutrals in my stash.

These blocks are hard to photograph, and the light inside 
my apartment is not so great.
Too lazy to haul them outside.
I now have ten blocks, 12.5 inches square. 
I can see this becoming a pretty big quilt!

Are you sewing today?  If not what are you up to??


  1. Mod Bee quilt looks great and I love the fish backing fabric. And yes, a water spill is annoying but ALWAYS better than red wine!

  2. Your bee quilt is gorgeous. I really like that floral border, too!

  3. Nice to "meet" you, Lisa, thru NYC Metro. Love your quilts. Looking forward to "following" you.

  4. Exciting to see your bee quilt finished!! And your lights quilt is looking great! They are all so different in what we pick for lights and whites, that has been very interesting to see!

  5. Loving what you've done with the borders Lisa and I always get so excited when I see a block I've made in someone else's Bee Block quilt. Can't wait to see it finished :)