David took these pictures of the bees in his backyard this afternoon. Spring is so pretty!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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
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.