Saturday, October 16, 2021

sewing Saturday

 

blue flowers 15" X 18.5"

for this week's sewing round up, I'm sharing a finish and some wine bottle blocks for RSC

The challenge of the month at RSC is to use our light/lime green scraps... this top was made a couple months ago, and I finished it this week. If you don't remember this one, I started with some blue scraps from a flowering snowball block series way back. They had curves I liked, so I sewed the halves together and improv curvy pieced them with light greens into a blue flower abstract.

pin basted layers, sparkly threads, and ready to quilt!

then I added in an applique flower, to lead the eye to seeing the petals, some applique stems and leaves, a pretty blue scrap to base it, and turquoise scrap along the sides. Squared it up, basted top, warm and natural (pre washed) and backing and quilted.

lots of fun pieced work, and some applique

we hope for bees in a garden right?

quilted lines feel organic, look like growing things

I finished this time with a turquoise strip binding, sewn on top and hand sewn to the reverse

don't you like to look at the backs? I do!

And it's a lovely finish. I might even sew on some beads, don't know yet.

I had some wine this week too...the bottles are light or lime scraps

now let's think of wine names for them...chicken dance chardonnay, and what? 

I liked using the little words scrap for the one on the left, and some needed bees always found at a winery for the  one on the right. The wine cellar up to date...


I'm also finishing up another improv, the one with the mountain. And for this month's table scraps I'm working on the fall scraps 60 degree diamond piece. Lots of fun in studio. While working this week I listened to a book via audio

and when not painting sewing or writing, I watched this awesome video

do you like shiny sparkly ??? I do and this fashion show of dresses that are lovely, exciting and sculptural on a woman's body. Worth seeing... how would you interpret this style in a quilt??

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30 comments:

  1. I love your RSC piece! What a fun idea doing the bottle quilt! Wow! Have a great day!

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  2. I saw the abstract flower instantly and I absolutely love it!

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  3. Your quilt is gorgeous Leeanna. My first look made it seem abstract, but then you surprised me with the flowers and the bee. Beautiful work.

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  4. The floral piece is soooo artsy! LOVE it, Leeanna. The bottles are really coming together nicely.

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  5. bug juice?! love all your wine bottles together and an awesome improv finish!

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  6. I think that other one is Palm Tree Pinot Grigio! Your flower piece is beautiful!

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  7. Your blue improv flower piece is awesome. I like Diann's suggestion for the palm tree wine bottle. Sorry I haven't been commenting and didn't respond to your last email My husband ruptured his quadricep tendon in his right knee two weeks ago and my life is not my own right now. He has surgery on Thursday, so things will probably get worse before they get better.
    Pat

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  8. Those wine bottles are great and your flower improv piece is stunning. Such a talented artist you are.

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  9. Hi,
    Love the Flower quilt...so pretty. And your Wine Bottle quilt is turning out to be awesome. Have a great day!

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  10. Those blues and greens are so pretty together. Beautiful job.

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  11. how about" bees in the breeze?" or "where palm trees and bees sway" Those blues and greens are so pretty together. Beautiful job. YES

    bee well, sonja

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  12. I just love your pieces when I stop in to see what you are sewing. The blue petal piece is fabulous. Then your wine bottles! You are amazing.

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  13. Congrats on finishing up that sweet RSC quilt, LeeAnna! This one feels whimsical to me. LOVE the quilting you did, too!!

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  14. I always love the wine bottles of course. Just so cute and whimsical. But that blue/green piece is just stunning! One of your prettiest pieces yet!!!

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  15. I just have to say how much I love the Blue Flower Piece! Excellent work!!!!

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  16. You always sew such beautiful imaginative things!

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  17. Your Blue flowers is amazing, I love the mix of green and blue, curved shapes and curved quilting lines. Beautiful! Love your wine cellar too!
    Thank you for linking up with Patchwork & Quilts ;)

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  18. Love your quilt projects. I think the dress show could have been called sway and swish, lol Love the colors and the dresses.

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  19. Love the blue and green piece. The quilting really gives nice definition to the quilt. The wine bottles are so much fun. I love the words and the bees too amongst the bottles.

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  20. "Blue Flowers" is a striking piece, love the colours and all your quilting.

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  21. To remember the home wine makers, don't forget a broken tasting glass when they got snockered in the basement while "moving" the wine from the big carboys to the bottles!

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  22. I love your finished flower piece - just stunning and such gorgeous colours. xx

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  23. Blue and green should always be seen! Such an amazing little quilt you have imagined and conjured up! Such a vision in gorgeousness. As for the fashion show....just wow! I do love a couture fashion show viewing, and this one certainly did not disappoint. Each and every creation is sublime. I can just imagine the gazillion hours spent sewing all those beads and sequins. What a joy it would have been to see all these magical creations up close and personal.

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  24. Very creative projects. Congratulations on the finish.

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  25. Hi LeeAnne, what a great improv piece. I hadn't though of adding appliqué but I have a piece that really needs something, so I'll try that. Take care.

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  26. Such a lovely piece. The bee is the bee’s knees! It adds that touch of you.

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  27. Love the wine bottles! Thanks for sharing that dress video! So amazing!

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  28. Your wine cellar is divine! Love every single one! And Blue Flowers couldn’t be more spectacular! Just WOW!

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  29. Love your blue and green quilts . Looks like a Van Gogh painting

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  30. Lovely blue flower quilt! And I really like those wine bottles and the names you come up with! Such fun. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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