Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lots of Buzzing In The Bee Hive

Last night we had lots of productive fun in the Bee Hive.  We had 3 peeps missing (Deb, Debbie & Sue), but one honoary peep was here, Mom.  Me, Susan and Suzanne worked on several of our Habitat Quilts. 
Suzanne dropped of the first top at lunch yesterday.  I added some borders, loaded and quilted it.  Here is the top coming out of the longarm. 
Notice again I did extra fabric on the sides to be used for projects.
We then moved on to the 2nd top Suzanne brought. She had already pieced the top together from donated parts.  We pieced the backing and loaded the machine.

This is going to be a beautiful quilt for someone in a new Habitat for Humanity home.  I can't wait for you to see the finished product.
While I was quilting some on the 2nd top, Suzanne was putting the binding on the first habitat quilt, but she had some unsolicited help.......WHISKERS!!  Now he is really a ham and thinks that you can't sew anything without his help.

"what you mean I'm not helping?"

Suzanne had wanted to learn how to load into the longarm using the zipper leaders.  She sewed the zippers on the backing and was able to get it loaded very quickly.
Suzanne also quilted some on the quilt last night.  Here she is taking a test drive on my longarm.  She is a natural at driving the machine and did a great job on the quilt.
We were able to get about 1/3 of the quilt done last night.  It was 12:30 a.m. before we realized it. 

While we were quilting Susan was cutting out pieces for an applique wallhanging.  She purchased the kit for a Fons & Porter pattern a couple of years ago and now is in the process of completing the project. Susan does such beautiful work I can't wait to see the finished project.

Mom worked finished piecing the top with oriental fabrics framed with black strips. 
She did a great job.  It will be the next top in the longarm.  Mom also worked on the binding for the two small quilts I quilted yesterday for her. 

In between working on these projects yesterday I was also piecing some blocks.  I hope to get them finished today and quilt some more on the habitat quilt.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND TO EVERYONE! I hope that you have a wonderful, safe weekend with family and friends.
Life is Good!
Happy Quilting,

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