Friday, August 30, 2013

Finishing Up the Month

With the month quickly coming to an end I had a few projects that needed to be finished and go in the mail.  So I have been a little crazy in the sewing room this week.  And with school in full swing and only 1 kidlet home in the afternoon who still takes a good 2 1/2 hour nap, it is a whole lot easier to get in my sewing room and get some serious chain stitching going :)

My first finishes are my Bee Blocks, Yippee for getting them done with 2 days to spare :)

Joelle in my Beejeebers group asked for a wonky work block.  She gave us a list of words to choose from and I jumped on happy.  It just made me smile the whole time I was putting it together ;)


And Jodi from the Bees Knees asked for some Scrappy Summer Squares a la Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew.  Didn't she send the cutest fabrics to put these together.  They really do scream summer ;)


My next two finishes are some more of those secret projects so I can't show them yet, but in the near future, I promise :)  I thought it would be fun to show you the quilting though.  I have been on the Long Arm the last 2 days.  Each time I play on it I get a little more comfortable.  The first quilt, I decided to use my all over echoed paisley design.  It is one I am very comfortable with so a great one for practicing on a new machine.


And the second quilt I got a little more out of my comfort zone.  This quilt sort of a incorporates my love for piecing, so I decided I wanted to quilt it with some of my most loved Free Motion designs.  Those would be swirls, pebbles, and paisleys.  So I grabbed some paper and pen and started sketching.  This was a rough draft for the concept I was after.  Pretty fun huh :)


And this is how it came out on the quilt.  Sorry, it is a little hard to see, crazy background fabric :)  But I am pretty excited with how it went from concept to quilt.  It isn't perfect by any means, but it really, really, makes me smile :)


And now, I am off to the post office.  Whoo Hoo, what a weight off!!  Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up to Amanda's and Sarah's :)
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15 comments:

  1. Great work on your projects Melissa. I love your quilting concept!

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  2. It does look like you are getting more comfortable on the longarm with those great quilting designs.

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  3. So pretty! I follow your blog to look at your beautiful work :)

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  4. Busy, Busy, bee, love your quilting series, thank you so much, I watched them yesterday, now to get on with trying it out.

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  5. great quilting!! It is hard to move out of the comfort zone and try and new pattern!

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  6. That quilting is fantastic!!! Love your blocks!

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  7. Love your Happy Block--just makes me Happy!

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  8. What fun blocks - your partners are so lucky!

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  9. Great collection of blocks there :o)

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  10. Great bee blocks! Your quilting looks great. Love the swirls, pebbles and paisleys.

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  11. I just love the pebbles and paisleys. Hmmm I may have to try that ;-)

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  12. Love that quilting combo. I dont ever seem to think of combining designs but love it. Will give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Hey, those echoed paisleys ROCK!

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  14. Love the echo paisleys with that flower print! Fantastic job!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa