Saturday, June 26, 2010

June Bugs

We actually haven't seen ANY June bugs this month but it has been too cool here yet, I think.  Not that I miss them, but that snap-squish they make when you smack 'em can be satisfying!  However, I digress from the purpose of this post--sewing progress!  First up, all the flying geese borders are on Erica's quilt top.  I only had to adjust the seams on a couple of the geese on one side to make them fit properly. That was one bug squished!
A close up of one of the corners.  This happens to be my favorite block (but not Erica's, which is why it is not in the center!).  I like how the corners came out.  The next border will finish at 7" and is a deep purple.  That's my next bug to squash, cutting that slippery suede-like material into 87" lengths.  Scary! 

Here's part of my Clue #4 pieces for the Mystery Quilt.  I love the large block.  How serendipitous that it turned out to be my favorite colors mixed in the one block for this Mystery Quilt.  Half of the flying geese I made now have the green bar on the bottom.  Judy is planning two more weeks of clues.  The bug for that is that I have to WAIT, now that I am all caught up with the sewing. I have a lovely pile of 17 of the big blocks that are making me very happy!
Now I'm off to cut purple suede borders and also work on an exciting idea I have for the back of Erica's quilt which I will share once she approves the plan.  I promise this one will work out a lot better than my last try at something special! 

16 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your mystery blocks...isn't this fun!?! I'm caught up to step #4 and eagerly waiting to see what we will do next!

Julie in the Barn said...

Oh my, I really like everything you are working on lately. I am resisting getting involved in any mystery or quilt along projects right now. I realized that we are half way through the year and I still have a bunch of quilts to finish on my goals list. Now that good weather is here I need to get those babies basted outside on my old ping pong table.

So...your favorite color combo is red & green?

Vivian said...

Bravo for getting all those flying geese to fit for the first border.
You're getting a lot done. The mystery quilt parts are looking good.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Good Grief Annie...are you on speed or something? The way you're whipping through the projects at the moment is incredible! Love how Erica's quilt is coming along- so sweet.

P.S. No denials neccesary on the speed comment- I know you're not doing drugs but how much coffee are you drinking?

Stephanie D. said...

You've been busy! Erica has no cause to worry--it'll be done in no time.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Your Mystery Quilt is going to be beautiful!
Stefanie

Barb said...

I am sorry but that crack sounds gives me the weebie jeebies...

Love your quilt....

Candace said...

Erica's quilt is divine! And you're so brave to work with the suede, Annie! You know - I haven't seen or even though of a June bug since I was a child (a Long time ago) in Seattle!
Cheers

*karendianne. said...

My goodness but Erica's quilt looks exceptional. Those FQ are fantastic. I just want to reach out and touch it!!! Your wall is filled with pretty pretty pretty things. Oh my but don't you love it?! Oh I do. :) Thanks for sharing all the dazzling things you have up there. I promise not to bother about them. I'm really good about that, right? Not bothering you about things. hee!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Really great. You do good work.

belinda said...

Wow..wow....I love Erica's quilt..yes...yes!!!

Your mystery blocks with the flying geese sitting on bars has really peeked my interest...the colors kind of grab me!!!

I guess you know when I get sooo behind blogging I wait for you to come over and 'nudge' me!!!!

Diane said...

love both quilts, the mystery one looks like fun.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Fantastic blocks, both quilts; well done! You're having fun~

Stephanie said...

Very pretty quilt. Your points look perfect!

Lori said...

The quilt top is so pretty and the border is really fantastic!!
I like the colors you are using for the mystery quilt. It'll be nice to see the whole thing- I bet it will be a beauty!!

kwiltnkats said...

Love Erica's quilt. I hope to see it done soon.