Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot Stuff!

June's materials for the Bee that I belong to arrived on Monday - chili pepper fabrics!

We could make any block we wanted but had to include some white fabric signed with our name and location. I wanted to highlight some of the larger individual peppers, so I came up with this log cabin configuration.

I'm hosting the end-of-the-year gathering for my office at my house tomorrow, so I'm spending much more time tidying up than sewing, but I did get started hand quilting the Pick and Choose quilt. I had no real idea how I wanted to quilt it, and was poring over books and still coming up with nothing, so finally I just hooped it, put it on my lap, and started stitching. I think I like what I'm doing, but I'll reserve judgement until I put a few more stitches in tonight before bed. I promise photos tomorrow, but in the meantime, be sure to comment on my last post if you want to be included in THE TRAVELING STASH drawing on Friday evening.


Stray Stitches said...

Love the block you made for the Bee. I haven't even taken the fabric out of the baggie yet - maybe tomorrow.

Riel Nason said...

I like how you did the fussy cuts for the squares. I also think the idea of the Travelling Stash is hilarious. You have me wondering if we could do something like that locally with the guild ... hmmmm ... everyone has extra stuff to share and it is fun to pick up new goodies!!!

Julie Fukuda said...

I like your choice of design for the blocks