Monday, November 7, 2016

Weekend Stitching: Butterfly Stitching

It's been a log time since I've had the chance to just spend the day in my pjs.  Didn't have to go anywhere and with My Guy out of the house for the day, my schedule was pretty much my own.  So of course I spent the day in the sewing room.  Not all of it was stitching, it was time for some significant dust removal efforts, vacuuming and straightening up.  Once that was accomplished, I got going on the fun stuff.  

All the blocks for the pieced border on Blooms and Butterflies were finished last weekend.  After playing around with arrangements, this is the layout. 

Blooms and Butterflies
Bloom block by Lea Brummett, setting by Kate

Since this picture was taken, the blocks on the left have been removed and are over at the sewing machine.  Just one more seam and that border will be ready to attach. 

Up on the little design wall are more blocks for Bejeweled.

I really like the purple and teal color combo.  These blocks are going together really fast.  Just 3 more sets of blocks to make then it will be ready for assembly into a flimsy.  I might just get that done before the end of the month.  

The only other excitement this weekend was the 5.0 earthquake that shook Oklahoma last night at about 7:45.  The sewing room is on the second floor and I definitely took note when that rumbled through.  News reports say there is damage in the small Oklahoma town of Cushing, the epicenter of this one.  But thankfully no significant injuries resulted.  So far no reports of any damage to the crude oil terminal that resides there.  For those not aware, the Cushing crude oil terminal is one of the largest storage facilities in the world.  Damage to any of the pipelines leading in or out could impact fuel prices across the US, as well as cause a pretty significant oil spill.      

On that note, it's time to get ready for work.  Have a great week.  Linking up with:

Main Crush Monday
Monday Making
Design Wall Monday


  1. Your quilt is fabulous! I definitely like the Bejeweled combo too.

    We felt the earthquake too. I was ready to but the littlest in bed, but decided to stay in my chair until the shaking stopped.

  2. Love your Blooms quilt! It's going to be gorgeous. I never thought to put purple and aqua together, but it looks great. Fun blocks!

  3. Your Blooms and Butterflies quilt is looking adorable!

  4. I love your Blooms & Butterflies quilt and can't wait to see it finished. And I'm so excited about seeing Bejeweled together. I've only experienced one tiny earthquake and it was quite unsettling. I'm happy you are safe and no one was hurt.

  5. It's very cute. The butterfly border is really perfect.

  6. Blooms and Butterflies is beautiful. Not one to use a lot of purple or teal, but this does so add to the 'jewel' look of Bejeweled. I read about the quake, glad you are safe.

  7. Your blooms and butterflies quilt looks better every time I see it! And I know what you mean about the luxury of hanging out in the sewing room in your PJs all day. I just try to get dressed before my teenagers come home from school, to keep up appearances... ;-)

  8. There is "something" about staying in one's pjs for a day. You certainly achieved a lot and the butterfly and bloom quilt is so fresh and pretty.

  9. Your blooms and butterflies quilt is going to be beautiful!!

  10. I love your butterflies! That is a beautiful quilt.

  11. Nothing like a little shaking to wake you up. Glad damages are minor. Looking forward to seeing two flimsies soon. Love the teal purple colors.

  12. Cleaning the sewing room clears the mind doesn't it. Your butterflies are so great. I just love this quilt!


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