Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Backyard Bees

David took these pictures of the bees in his backyard this afternoon.  Spring is so pretty!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Project - a Spring Quilt

Nine blocks of the flying geese quilt are pieced together and the backing sections are ready to be assembled......but that's been put aside now for another day.  I am ready to start something new! 

In the April 2010 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is a pattern call "Flying into Spring" by Eleanor Burns. I like the layout of the quilt  - Flying Geese (again?) with applique flowers and vines - but I'm going to make it in these pinks, yellows and greens from my stash.  I love this colour combination. I'll probably modify the size a bit too - I'd like the quilt to be slightly wider than the pattern.  I'm also thinking about including a few more applique shapes.

I didn't have enough yardage of the small floral print for the background or the large floral print for the backing so I've ordered more from Shabby Fabrics.  While I wait for that package to arrive I've started on the applique shapes.  There are lots of them to make so this part of the project will keep me busy for a while.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Flying Geese - Progress

This is a week off work for me so today has been a full day in my sewing room.  I'm making great progress on the flying geese quilt - six blocks completed so far.  But I don't think I can stay focused on this project much longer.  There are so many other quilts I want to make.  My plan now is to complete three more blocks and finish this as a large table topper.

Ted was supervising my efforts this morning, as always.  I don't think he liked it much when I used the camera flash to take this shot....closed his eyes just at the right moment.