Show your stripes

Wow, ya’ll get excited over new hardware…don’t ya? The new Horizon quilts like a dream! Seriously, once I got that baby set to go, not a tension issue or snag through two full bobbins of free-motion quilting!

Making progress on the Chrysanthemum quilt (above)…

On other fronts, it seems like I’ve been sewing a lot of stripes, or strips lately…this month’s Bee Blocks are no exception! This is the first thing I made on my new machine…a strip block for Amy for our first month of Fresh Modern Bee 2:
Love the greens (!!!) and those little flies were fun to get in there…as long you aren’t squeamish about bugs.
And this one is my final block for Sew Connected 2, for Kristen:

She sent us pieces of her husband’s old shirts and asked for free-pieced, Gee’s Bend style blocks. I’m sort of getting hooked on free-piecing with all of these fun Bee Blocks I’ve made…

Packing for the retreat this weekend, and getting ready to send off my packages for One Block Over…


8 thoughts on “Show your stripes

  1. Oh hardware! We sure do love it! Your free-motion quilting looks great (Thanks for the close-up/enlargement photo).

    Love those fresh bee blocks in the bright greens… and the flies too. It's all wonderful stuff.

  2. Wow, that is one big quilting machine! I havent started my quilt yet (only 3 years in the planning) but am thinking it might be tricky on a very plain machine LOL

  3. I have a new Janome Horizon also. So far I've only done piecing but am putting the finishing touches on a queen size quilt. Glad to hear its going smoothly! Your work is lovely.

  4. The tension is the most important thing, it's great you love your new toy. I love the green blocks, so fresh looking and the shirtings look fabulous too.

  5. i'm so glad i got to see that quilt IRL! it's gorgeous! it was GREAT to quilt with you this weekend! after i emailed you earlier today i realized that we never discussed the details of our swap yet!

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