5.06.2009

little bit Country, little bit Rock & Roll


So ... I have been sewing my brains out lately ... which explains so much about the state of my brain. These pictures are of my latest pattern ...

"sum sum summertime".

I had so much fun with the paper-pieced houses and the applique, but my favorite part was the quilting on the border where I managed a fake scallopped edge. I used a larger zig-zag, but the same yellow variegated thread as the suns. It made me shine, for sure.

Then ... let's not forget my other paper-pieced ... more colorful ... friends that would not usually be hanging out in the same neighborhood as my summer houses. I cannot tell a lie, these two took some serious time committment, but it was all worth it. I also have a Helpful Hint where the curved seams are concerned: If you are lucky enough to have a Bernina and have to sew some curved seams, then use the #57 foot (a quarter-inch foot with a bar along the right edge.) They came together like butta, I tell you. That was the easiest part of all.

So after all this sewing and the fact that I spent 8 hours on my feet today helping out at the Seis de Mayo Event ...

Any suggestions for the retreaval of my brain?
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3 comments:

brookegfunk said...

You have M A D skills sistah'!!! All genius'sewin' girls are a little kooky I think it's the zig zag stich that gets to ya'.

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

missed you at book club, GREAT discussion. LOVE the bright colored sun blocks!!!!!XO

cathleen said...

Your little quilt is so pretty!!