Monday, July 19, 2010

Finished May in July

Well, I can't really say this block from my Berry Picking BOM took me three months to finish because I didn't even start it until July, but it's finally done! Yay!!! It is one of the bigger ones that are on this project. I got the fabric ready to go for the June block so I'll trace that one tonight. Luckily, it's just a glass of lemonade so I'm hoping I can get it done in just a few days and then onto July, the monster beast of them all. :o) The final block is a basket filled with jelly jars and goodies.

I'm actually surprised I did as well as I did on this BOM. I would be happy to have to top done by the end of August. One month behind (for me) isn't bad at all! Let's see how I do....

And here is the make-up bag I made when my sister was over. This was a fat quarter we both bought but Isabel used different fabric on the bottom of her bag and different ribbon.

After I finished sewing the May block together (above), I started preparing the fabric to trace the July pattern but I was getting tired. I usually trace the pattern and then baste a piece of quality muslin behind the fabric so my thread doesn't show through. Instead I basted the fabric on first. That will make it very hard to see through the lightbox and trace the design so I will have to rip it out. I knew I didn't have it in me last night so I turned out the light and went out in the living room and watched a little TV while stitching down the scallop binding on my little quilt. You know, sometimes you have to give in and when I start making mistakes, that's when it's time! I got two sides of the binding stitched down when the eyes started to get very heavy. It was hard to stop because it's looking so cute, if I do say so myself. :o) But I had to get to bed so I wasn't a complete zombie this morning.
I marked the top of that little quilt all up with a blue water soluble marker when trying to decide what other quilting design to do before doing the scallop border. Once I'm done with the stitching, I'll lay it out and see what else it needs. My sis suggested stitching in the ditch in a section I missed so I'll do that and then see if it tells me it's finished. My friend Carolyn says her quilts talk to her but mine seem to be VERY tight lipped. hehe

4 comments:

Terry said...

Your stitchery looks great! Love the soft colors this one is done in! Love the make-up bag too. I need to get brave and try something like that with a zipper!

Liz said...

The pattern is super easy Terry. You can do it! And I love how it only uses small scraps to make the bag. 3 1/4" x 9" for top and bottom pieces (times to for front and back) and a little lining fabric. Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas? :o)

peggy said...

YAY for finishing May in July....I'll probably still be doing mine in August LOL, too busy shopping and back working on quilt tops to do embroidery.

WOW..your hair got really long!!! Nice new picture!

Love the little bag too....

ojaiquilter said...

Great job, it will look beautful when it is done!! Thank you for the fun week...end. Hope to do it again soon!!