Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Bee, Myself & I Finish

Bee, Myself and I is a concept Granny Maud's Girl came up with to give herself an opportunity each month to piece quilt blocks just for her own pleasure. Last fall I started making a few 15" Scrappy Trip blocks each month using my more favorite colors in batiks: yellow, orange, and pink.


At 20 blocks it was time to figure out how I wanted to arrange them.


 That turned out to be more of a challenge than I'd expected.


And once I had the blocks the way I wanted them the long arm became cantankerous. I had to wait for it to be serviced before it could be quilted. Finally it was done, and now I have the binding on and all sewn down!

60" x 75"
I can't seem to get a decent photo of the quilting. Maybe after it's been laundered it will show up better. Suffice to say James created little sunbursts every once in a while in the upper corner which then morphed into leaves further down. I've christened this quilt "Sunrise," for obvious reasons. 😉 I can't tell you how happy it has made me during the rainy days we've had recently!


7 comments:

  1. It's absolutely fabulous, and I can quite see why it makes you so happy! Gorgeous brilliant juicy colours :-) I've found that sometimes the best way to show quilting is to lay the quilt on a table with light hitting it from the side, or hang it outside on the line with the sun low in the sky.

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  2. I love it !!!! I also live in Western WA, so I understand "a bit of sunshine" from wherever we can it :-)

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  3. It's beautiful Sue - well done getting all those gorgeous batiks together like that.

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  4. Love the way you have arranged the colours, and I can see the sun's rays shining down on those angles through the other blocks.

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  5. Sue, this is quilted sunshine,not be sure! I do want to see the quilting, it sounds so neat. I hope you are able to get a photo after it washes. 😍

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  6. WONDERFUL finish -- much like my Painted Daisies - the colors just make you feel good all over. Enjoy it!!

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