I been working a little bit on lots of projects lately. A few blocks for bees, drawstring bags for the kids, and my first ever commissioned project. Does the commissioned project mean that, technically, I’m becoming a professional quilter? Yikes! I don’t know if I feel qualified enough for that!
I made some more X and + blocks, but they were for me, not the June queens. I just had some nice little aqua scraps I wanted to use up. I love the corner of the one block, with the recipe for Blueberry Muffins. I haven’t tried the recipe, but it looks adorable in the block, don’t you think? And those little mustaches!
These are the blocks that I’ve gotten so far for the Simply Solids Bee. I made 3 of these, and I’m still waiting on two more. I had originally planned to put sashing between the blocks, but when I put them together, I found some little diamonds that I wasn’t expecting. So I won’t do sashing anymore, but I’ll have to make a few extra blocks to get it up to the size that I want.
This is the block for the June Queen. It’s called a Katherine Wheel. It was challenging, with partial seams and bias edges, but I love the finished product. She will have an amazing quilt at the end of this.
And this is the commissioned quilt. The top is done, and Thing 1 is holding it up in the backyard for me. I am hoping to have it quilted and bound within the next week, and then I’ll have to deliver it to the recipient and face her verdict. I am more nervous than I expected to be about this.
And that’s what I’ve been up to. I have a personal deadline to finish that memory quilt I’m working on before I go out of town in two weeks. After those two weeks are done, Mr Apple Pie and I will drop the little saplings off at grandma’s house and head to Portland for our first holiday alone in 5 years. Woot! I hear Portland has some awesome quilt shops too. . .