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 :)