Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Finishes!


I actually finished something this week, I do miss creating and I am trying to make time for myself, even if it means the house is a mess. I can clean it tomorrow, but for a couple of days I took time to sew and relax.

I have been doing the BOM's from Buttermilk Basin, they are fun to do and I am using woolly flannels for the background and wool for the appliqué. There are 11 in all, so 3 more to go. I am not sure how they will be finished, but I think a sashing will be nice, around each block.

I still need to add some detail to some things, but the main things are done. I had a solid blue, but messed up on some cuts and only have enough for one more, so I used a plaid woolly from my stash.


Here is what I have finished so far. As is, it just looks blah, but I think with a plaid or print woolly around them, it should look nice. I also forgot what order they were in, but this way, I have my backgrounds arranged nicely, but I may change my mind.


Another thing I am doing is, looking for items and ideas for my beach room. I tend to go to stores and see something I like and say, I can make that myself;) I hit the thrift store and found a prim green basket. I will get some nice dried or faux plants to put in them, I was thinking of wild roses like the ones we have on our beaches. For now, I stuck some dried plants in it and I am going to make a punch needle piece with a beach design, on the front.


It seems more critters are visiting my yard, and today it was a family of turkeys. I rarely see them and they let me get closer, but not too close.


While I was sewing, I watched Quilting Arts. I tape them so I can watch them when I want and save shows that I might want to watch again. Today they were talking about using photos in art and taking macro shots. I have a zoom that does macro from a distance, so not quite the same, but it was fun walking around the yard and seeing things through my lens. It is a great way to see shapes and textures and get creative. Maybe this weekend you can try it when you go out for a walk or visiting a town, take photos from a different perspective and lots of close ups of items that interest you.

This was one of my shots today, I like the simple look and the textured wheat against the blurred background. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend. Bill has to work, so I am going to try and get more time in my sewing room.


14 comments:

paulette said...

Your blocks are wonderful!! And love the turkey shot! Don't they know that Thanksgiving will be here in a blink?!

acorn hollow said...

Love your blocks! I need to get creating it maybe will take away this restless feeling I keep having.
Cathy

Melody said...

Love your blocks, especially the ones with crows. WE don't have crows in Australia but we do have ravens and I have two who visit, who are very tame...I love them

Kate said...

Your blocks are quite lovely, Debbie, and I look forward to seeing your finish. Your photo of the wheat is awesome! x

Saundra said...

Your wool applique blocks look terrific. There was a time when I couldn't put the camera down and took lots of pictures of sunsets, animal, flora, and a lot of my son when he was young. Had all the fancy lenses and now have a digital small one which is really convenient.

Sandi said...

I have to catch up with my mystery BOM, your are looking goo, I done mine all on the same background and now wishing I had done different ones. Will wait to see the remain blocks are and how she finishes them.

Love the turkey shot! I like doing macro shots also.

Natalie Santini said...

Looks great as always Debbie. Love the simplicity of the wheat shot. ;)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your BOM blocks will make a wonderful quilt. I only did one of them...sigh.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your BOM blocks will make a wonderful quilt. I only did one of them...sigh.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Carrie P. said...

Your blocks looks great together so far. I am behind and hope to catch up soon by prepping the blocks I need to catch up. Great shot of the grass.

Allie-oops Designs said...

I really, really love those blocks. They would look great with sashing. I've been reading back and catching up on your blog posts - remind me never to go on vacation with you, ok? Seriously though, you've had some amazing adventures, so glad you didn't get hurt in the storm. I love your "macro" picture - my zoom feature won't do that, but I do have macro, and those are always my favorite pictures.

Julie Fukuda said...

Those blocks look so nice together. I don't think the order they were made is important. (If I had put my book club quilt together in the order I read the books, it would not have been very balanced.

Donna said...

I wish I had a fraction of your energy! Everything is beautiful. Loved the photo of the turkeys and the wheat. I'd love more visitors in our little yard!
Donna

Karen said...

You did well with the Buttermilk Basin designs. I found my folder where I store them and found I am missing a couple. I may have stored some elsewhere. LOL!