Saturday, July 20, 2013

Not Exactly Productive........

Well, here we are in the second half of July and my sewing time has been pretty sparse!
I thought I'd be getting so much done this summer, but just haven't felt like working on any lengthy
projects.
Just lazy I guess!
 
I like doing bee blocks because they don't take much time!
For example.....
The July blocks for our Happiness Circle @ do. Good Stitches.
Laura did a great tutorial for Waving Pennants that was so much fun to do.

 I didn't even mind the applique, which frankly, I suck at!
The background fabric is actually white.....stupid auto white balance! Not sure why the camera was on auto!
I also finally did Cindy's block for Star of Africa.....months behind!
A great Maple Leaf paper pieced pattern I found @ Christina Creating.

I also really loved doing the block for
I've done the spiderweb block a couple times and it never gets old for me!
 


I really thought I'd have my Marcelle Medallion finished by now!
I zoomed though the piecing of it, only to be brought up short by the quilting!
I'm busy picking out stitches.........rats!
 I thought it would be such a great idea to do feathers in the small flying geese units........
that would be a big NO!!!!!
It would take me forever!
So, I'm picking out the 4 that I did and I'll have to think of something else.
I got most of the centre done before being sidelined with the feathers...
I really should have had a better plan before I started!
I tend to just put the quilt under the needle and THEN think about what I want to quilt!
Maybe that's why this sat for so long with nothing being done!
Hopefully, once the feathers have been plucked :-), I can get back into action!

Hope you are all having a great summer of sewing!

7 comments:

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Your bee blocks are gorgeous Patti! Love the peeks of your FMQ as well - it's looking fantastic!

Celtic Thistle said...

Great Bee blocks Patti.

Erica said...

The quilting on that quilt is so beautiful! I am with you on having a lazy summer, I feel like it is flying by and nothing is getting done :)

Newbie Jen said...

wonderful, as always, Patti. You are an inspiration.

Heather A said...

It's been a slow sewing summer for me, too, Patti. Kind of like the slow-food trend ... but slower.

May your plucking go quickly. Honestly, it looks great but I can imagine it's a LOT of work.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I giggled at the idea of you plucking feathers!!! Hope you get inspired soon

Amanda said...

I love your simply solids block!! It looks great!

7 comments:

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Your bee blocks are gorgeous Patti! Love the peeks of your FMQ as well - it's looking fantastic!

Celtic Thistle said...

Great Bee blocks Patti.

Erica said...

The quilting on that quilt is so beautiful! I am with you on having a lazy summer, I feel like it is flying by and nothing is getting done :)

Newbie Jen said...

wonderful, as always, Patti. You are an inspiration.

Heather A said...

It's been a slow sewing summer for me, too, Patti. Kind of like the slow-food trend ... but slower.

May your plucking go quickly. Honestly, it looks great but I can imagine it's a LOT of work.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I giggled at the idea of you plucking feathers!!! Hope you get inspired soon

Amanda said...

I love your simply solids block!! It looks great!