The Busy Bean

Bits & Pieces

I promise I’ve been sewing. And sewing and sewing and sewing. I just haven’t taken a lot of pictures.

I made place mats for my friend, and didn’t take any pics before I gave them to her.

I have caught up on all my bee blocks, and I do have pictures that I will try to remember to actually pull off the camera. Here are a few I snapped with my iPhone.

I sent off my scrappy mug rug to Molly.

mug rug finished

I have started cutting my fenced in fabrics. And I picked an awesome solid to go with them. I think I’m going to cheat on the backs of these quilts. In her book, Elizabeth has pieced backs for all of the fronts. I’m going to try using just fabrics I have for these quilts, so it may be sheets with a small pieced element for the backing on all of these. I think I like that better anyway, since I’ll be honest and say I’m not in love with any of the backs (though most of them are just big pieces sewn together).

I’m working on some new purse designs. I’m really excited about them.

And, since I don’t have enough on my plate, I’ve decided to jump in and join a quilt-a-long.

DWR Quilt Along

The double wedding ring quilt is probably my very favorite traditional pattern. It’s my “goal quilt” the one I have been building my skills up to make. I may not stay on schedule. In fact, I can guarantee I won’t. But I’ve got to start somewhere, right? So I’m gathering inspiration, deciding on colors, and getting very excited.

1. Great Grandma’s Quilt — White Double Wedding Ring, 2. Double Wedding Ring Quilt.. quilted!, 3. Double Wedding Ring Row, 4. Double Wedding Ring, 5. Double Wedding Ring, 6. gorgeous vintage quilt – double wedding ring – 1950′s, 7. Anyone have any idea about old quilts?, 8. Double Wedding Ring Quilt – Basted, 9. Double Wedding Ring Quilt: FINISHED!

And in a final note, if you’re looking for something to do tonight, Sunday or Tuesday (June 16, 19, or 21) go see this!

Seriously awesome. If you like musical theatre. Or Neil Patrick Harris. Or Steven Colbert. Or Patti LuPone. Or all of the above. It played for four days in New York, and is showing for only four days in theatres across the country. I saw it last night with my sister. A.MAZ.ING. It is so good you will cry. (Not that it’s a sad show, just that it is that good.)

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3 Thoughts on “Bits & Pieces

  1. You and musicals. . figures!!! lol I love the Double ring quilt!

  2. Oh yay! Glad to see another blog I follow is joining DWR! :) Can’t wait to see what you pick.

  3. My husband and I are going to see it at the movie theater across the street on Tuesday night. Neil Patrick Harris is my absolute favorite and I’ve been in this show, so I can’t even believe this perfect storm of awesomeness! I’m glad you loved it — I’m sure I will too!

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