Thursday, June 14, 2012

A little sewing

More Dresdens

I'm still making dresdens, there are 4 more on my ironing board that I made last night after I took this photo. I have chosen a light natural linen as the background, you can see it in a couple of the circles. The other fabrics are from Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater.

I am leaning toward applique - not something I have done much of - using the portholes techniques for turning the edges under. If you have other suggestions for placing these on the quilt or turning under the edges that does not involve hand sewing, please let me know. I think that the placement will be something like the picture - randomly- which is why I am thinking that piecing the circles into blocks might limit the arranging options a fair bit.

Tokyo Subway Map block for Megan - Always Bee Learning Bee

I made these bee blocks for the Always Bee Learning Bee on the weekend. They finish as about 16" squares, each piece is a finished 2" square.

Tokyo Subway Map block for Megan - Always Bee Learning Bee

They are blocks from Elizabeth Hartman's Tokyo Subway Map Quilt, QAL and pattern at this link. Megan sent me the squares already cut up. Exactly what I needed, a chance to piece without cutting - it was a pleasure to make these.


And I entered Noise in the Summer Sewing Contest. I linked the contest to the Ta Da post here. There are now a lot of wonderful things in this contest, many made by my friends, so head over for some inspiration. There will be voting too next week, and frankly, it will be hard for me to ask for your votes when several of my friends have beautiful quilts the same category as me but I will remind you.

Ellison Lane Quilts 

I am hoping to get back to Finish-A-Long sewing this weekend, and making more bee blocks - oh and I seem to have joined a couple of wonderful bees this week too, oops.

Enjoy your day, the sun is shining here.