Friday, September 7, 2012

Quilting Progress

Just checking in to show you the progress I've made this week on my quilting projects!

Here are the Pumpkin Peel arcs for the first of four blocks. Only the one on the far left is sewn together. I hope to mix the others up a bit after completing the rest of the arcs. I don't like it when there are a lot of the same color strips close together.

This pattern is from the book, "Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts", by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms. Their quilt has a white background but I'm thinking about using red. White just seems too white but I may change my mind yet. Afterall, its a woman's perogative to change her mind! Well, at least that's what I've heard, LOL.
I've really been concentrating on my Jubilee+5 Garden wallhanging quilt this week. I still have to add some of the gray polka dot insets and the triangle edges but its all hand pieced together otherwise. After I had it pieced together and back up on my design wall, I realized my initial is crooked on the middle block so (sigh), I'm picking it out and starting over on the embroidery. Not sure I liked that green anyway so the crookedness may have been a blessing in disguise!

The fragrance on our deck is wonderful! The Sweet Autumn Clematis vine is blooming and I'm not the only one appreciating it. The bees are attracted to it too. We have an agreement - If I don't bother them, they don't bother me.

Until next week, Mayleen


  1. Your Pineapple arcs look incredible!
    I wish I could smell your sweet clematis -

  2. That Pumpkin Peel is amazing! The piecing looks so intricate. I admired that book when it first came out and then quickly put it down, realizing I'm not a glutton for punishment. So glad you are though! It's looking great!

    Too bad Blogger hasn't figured out how to attach scents to our blog posts. I'd love to take a whiff. Thanks for sharing the pretty picture of it though.

  3. Wow, you are so talented. Pumpkin Peels look so difficult that I pretty much avoid them.

    Love that clematis vine. I'd love a wiff, too.

  4. Hi Maylee, I love your Pumpkin Peel arcs - so much work! Your Jubilee quilt is looking good to as is your garden.