Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday in Blue....

This weekend I will relax with a little bit of hand work when I am not working a sale at the store.
This my ongoing orange peels...... which I guess will be blueberry peels this month.
These are the prepped peels so far and a shot of all my hand appliqued peels for the year. The bottom part of the picture is the Kaleidoscope quilt which is sewn into rows. One month and I need that one done and shipped.


Another project is to baste the Fireworks quilt for hand quilting. I think I will just do some straight stitching through the chains and then something with curves on the outside borders. I want a little chain in the white border. The outer border will be decided on later but I have a few ideas running around in my head. Do you use a special thread for basting your quilts? I had a bit of thread left on a spool that was causing my machine to have fits so I am using that end for basting this.

Head on over to SoScrappy and see what other blue projects are being worked on.


15 comments:

  1. I love the look of all of your orange peel blocks together! What a fun collection it is turning into. I do the same thing with using up extra thread for basting. There always seems to be an extra almost empty spool hanging out. Using things up always feels so good.

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  2. I love your little orange peel blocks - how big are they?

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  3. Your blueberry peels are as neat as your orange peels! I usually use pins to baste my quilts but when I thread baste, I use old thread of which I have lots. I'm just careful about color as some old threads bleed! Have a great weekend! ~Jeanne

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  4. Love, love the orange peels - they look so pretty.

    I started out using embroidery floss for basting and then switched to just plain old white polyester thread. Both worked just fine.

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  5. Love the peels. You've got a great collection. The variety will look so pretty in a quilt.

    I have never basted with thread...always with safety pins even when hand quilting.

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  6. Your little peels are looking great! Have you figured out how you will arrange them?

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  7. your peels look fabulous all together!

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  8. I just really love those peels, too. I like that blue with the whites...your final top will be just smashing! Julierose

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  9. I love the way your orange peel look altogether. Good luck with the Kaleidoscope quilt, you can do it.

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  10. Your peels are looking wonderful... how long do they take? I can't wait to see what they turn into.

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  11. Those "orange" peels are oh so lovely!!! That's going to be an amazing quilt when you're done!

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  12. WOW! I have a thing for orange peels...this is going to be wonderful! ; )

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  13. Love your delicate orange peels. Your Kaleidoscope and Fireworks quilts, too!
    I always baste with safety pins. Often but not always use a very, very, very light application of basting spray, too.

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  14. Loved seeing your collection of orange peels so far!

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  15. I am loving the peels!
    I mostly use pins for basting now, but when I thread baste, I just use up old thread...like you, I finish up stuff that my machine doesn't like!

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