Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hello Wednesday!



I finished row 5 of the Bee In My Bonnet Row Along...Lori had a fast and easy method for making these cute little flying geese that finish at 1" x 2".


And now I have 5 happy rows. Lori just posted the cutest teacups today for row 6, so I'll be making those this week for sure!


My Stems quilt came back from the quilter the other day...I had thought about a scrappy binding and had even thought about using a green to bind it...


But in the end a red polka dot binding seemed like the perfect finish to this quilt!


This one is for me...is it selfish to be so happy about that? I do love gifting my quilts, but I do also know that I love this quilt. A lot. I first pieced samples of this pattern for Joanna nearly 2 years ago...and I'm just so happy to finally have my own! (The stems are  made with the green polka dot from Ruby, petals are all from Marmalade, and the red polka dot binding is from Vintage Modern--all collections by Bonnie & Camille for Moda).

I'm spending some time today getting some things ready to send off to the Superstorm Sandy victims. I know I probably should have done this earlier, but it's been weighing on my mind much this week, so I'm going to make it a priority today. I have a quilt top and back I'm going to donate to a local group to tie, and then I'm also going to pick out a couple of my finished quilts to send.

If you're looking for information on how to donate to the Sandy relief efforts, there is a great post here on the Moda Cutting Table Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



15 comments:

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Your finished quilt looks great! Never feel selfish for keeping a quilt to yourself. I am hoping to do that for myself soon!

Missy Shay said...

I don't see anything wrong with wanting to keep a quilt for yourself! I think the red polka dot was perfect for the binding!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Again....beautiful, beautiful Stems!

Josie McRazie said...

What row 6 is out? Sweet! Now I have something for tonight! What would I do without you?
I love yours and thanks again for inspiring me! Your fault... I mean your rows inspired me! ;o)

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

Your rows are very nice. Beautiful work. And that stem quilt is grand. You are a really great quilter.

CJ said...

I can see why you want to keep that Stems quilt, it is a BEAUTY!

Bari Jo said...

The red polka dot binding is perfect! And I love that you are gifting some finished quilts for the folks that have gone through so much from the storm. xoxo

Tracee said...

Looks fantastic! Selfish never.

Sinta Renee said...

It looks like a great Wednesday in your world! I wish I was sewing. I have always wanted to make one of those Stem quilts... you picked the right one for yourself! Your quilts are all gorgeous. I wonder if it's too late to start the row quilt???

Anita said...

Love that red polka dot binding! Are you using Marmalade for the rowalong too? I think you mentioned it before, but I forgot. Love your colors!

Sandy said...

Your row by row is so gorgeous - better get my skates on and catch up. And that red polka dot finishes the stem quilt beautifully - no way I could part with that one!

CathyK said...

I just love your stems quilt. You do such great work! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sharon Dawn said...

Love the Bonnie and Camille fabrics and the red dots set it off so well!
Everyone once in a while, we all need to gift ourselves with something special. I think you chose a perfect gift!!

Mama Pea said...

You have such beautiful projects. I'm going to try to contribute some blocks for the Sandy victims. I am so busy at work I won't have time to make a full quilt.

Logan O'Bier said...

I always feel selfish too! Oh well lovely quilts:)

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