Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WIP Wed: Not your typical "hexie"


It's Wednesday, so I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wed today!

I've been spending the last of my kid-free time trying to get my molecule quilt blocks all ready to hand embroider.  This project has turned into quite a time hog, but I'm really really enjoying it!  Once again, it combines my nerdy science love with my fabric quilty love... a wonderful match for me!!  I don't have a ton of time (only 5 hours, 30 minutes left of school, but who's counting), so this will be just a few quick pictures.  I'll try to describe more of my process later, which may be a lot later, since we'll be doing some camping, and kids will be home 24/7, and we only have one good computer here...
I LOVE the background fabric I found... It's from Moda, and it looks like notebook paper!!  Perfect for this quilt!

I also got a few fabric postcards done for friends, and have all but finished my Sisters Quilt Show challenge quilt block.  I just need to stitch it down.  I loved the blue circle fabric, and as I was trying to figure out what to do, I thought about the Grateful Dead's lyrics "The sky was yellow and the sun was blue", from their song "Scarlet Begonias".  Do you think this will be the first Grateful Dead-inspired quilt block there? LOL  I'm a fan of theirs, and have been to 2 of their shows, in New Orleans and Eugene, OR, many years ago.  I was much more of a spectator at the shows than a participant, if you know what I mean, but love their music! Here's the before and after pictures...


Lastly, we ate our first food from the garden last night!!! Salad!  Isnt' it beautiful?!?!  Also, our okra started sprouting!!  This makes me so incredibly happy!  It's been so hard to get fresh okra ever since I moved away from Louisiana, and the best way is to grow it!!

If you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know that life is keeping me busy!!  Enjoy!

7 comments:

mtnquiltr said...

I'm a GD fan / quilter also. I've started collecting skull fabrics, and putting a little skull on the back of all my finished quilts, to the surprise of the recipients!

I love, love, love your Scarlet Begonias block!

Becky said...

LOL I'd probably go for the dancing bears!! Too funny! Thanks! As soon as the thought popped into my head, I knew I just HAD to do it. The contest suddenly became secondary ;-).

Rachel said...

Love the molecule blocks! I want to make a quilt for a microbiologist friend of mine. Maybe I should do something list this.

Melinda said...

Hubbie is a pharmacist. I told him about your caffeine molecules and he thought that was neat. He started telling me about how cool sugar and steroid molecules were. Okay... maybe I need to make one for him!

Susan said...

Love your Molecule quilt (that Moda backgroud fabric is brilliant) and yea for your sprouting Okra! :)

Beth said...

Enjoy the time with family.... it goes fast!! Love the Notebook family... miss actually touching fabric before buying. The molecules will look great... on it -just like school! The garden looks delicious.

A.J. Dub. said...

Cool quilty stuff as usual!
I don't know how you can eat okra. Blech! My husband likes it, but he has to order it at restaurants. :) I won't touch it.
How do you cook yours?