Strip piecing galore! Plus Cruise Tote and new toys…

I’ve had two honeybuns from April Cornell’s “Nostalgia” collection sitting on my shelf gathering dust. I originally planned to make a log cabin with them but decided last week to break them open and do the Summer in the Park variation using both honeybuns and part of a Moda Snow jelly roll that I had.

April Cornell’s Nostalgia Fabric Collection

The Tampa Modern Quilt Guild was meeting on Saturday and I wanted to take Veronica out for her first sew day! This was the perfect project since it was all strip piecing. I didn’t need to bring an iron or anything with me, just Veronica, scissors, thread and the strips.

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She sewed great once I changed the needle and remembered it goes in sideways! I love her new wide foot pedal. It’s a lot easier to work than the original button pedal. I got almost all the strips of one honeybun sewed into pairs by the time I left.

Betty took over once I got home.

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See Bernie lurking in the doorway? She likes to keep an eye on me when I’m sewing.

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Betty and I got all the strip units finished. Now I’m sewing them into tubes so I can cut them into the Summer in the Park blocks! I should get that done tonight and then I can start putting the top together.

My cruise tote is done (well mostly…. I might add a bit more to it)
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I may add some more to the Caribbean Dreams side. I didn’t quite get the design centered onto the tote on that side so I need to add something on the left so it looks balanced. I did buy a hotfix tool yesterday so maybe I can add some sort of design that way? What tote doesn’t need sparkles?

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I picked up a battery grip for my Canon Rebel Xsi so I have plenty of battery power on the cruise. I love the extra buttons you get on the grip for shooting photos vertically. Now my camera looks gigantic.

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Bernie and I took some silly photos together in front of “Leftovers”.  You can click the photo to see more.

Me and my Quilt

Comments

  1. The bag looks fantastic! Love the jelly roll fabric too. I got one of those Light Scoops for Xmas for my camera and I love, love, love the difference it makes. I hate that it’s sooooo big though 😉

    Happy Cruising!

  2. That’s going to be a great quilt from those honeybuns. I like the fabric line so I look forward to seeing it finished. Love the tote! If that is a harbinger for the great time you’ll have, then it’s going to be a super cruise!

  3. Love the shots of you & Bernie. You’re both hams! Mary Ann

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