Just a Bowl of Cherries Quilt

Today I’m sharing my latest finish.  I bought this kit some time back and when I went looking for something to hang up for February, I found this little kit and sewed it up.


Bee Bag Lady: Just a Bowl of Cherries Quilt

Yes, that’s me in one of my rare public appearances.  One of my Second Saturday Stitchers took the picture for me.

Bee Bag Lady: Just a Bowl of Cherries Quilt

It was a fun little quilt to make and I love how bright and cheery it is.  What a great thing to hang in the middle of the winter!

Bee Bag Lady: Just a Bowl of Cherries Quilt

Here’s a close up of the appliqued cherries.  I appliqued a couple of gifts this past Christmas, so I can say that I am no longer afraid to applique.  I quilted it with a variegated thread in shades of red, from light to dark.  Because, why not?

Bee Bag Lady: Just a Bowl of Cherries Quilt

I quilted with a serpentine stitch on my Janome Horizon machine.  FYI, I used stitch 99, width 7.0, length 3.0.  Then I decided to use the serpentine stitch to machine stitch the binding and I changed the same stitch to width 3.0, length 2.0.  I love how it turned out.

Bee Bag Lady: Just a Bowl of Cherries Quilt

I had a four partial blocks left over and I’m going to turn them into potholders for my kitchen.

Bee Bag Lady: Just a Bowl of Cherries Quilt

The kit is called “Just a Bowl of Cherries Kit” and is from Pincushion Boutique, and I bought it at a quilt show sometime.  The finished size is approximately 32″ x 32″. The kit contained precut 2 1/2″ strips to make the body of the the quilt, backing fabric, fusible applique fabrics, fusible web, and free instructions.  I loved how easily the quilt went together and how you didn’t have to match many seams.  I plan on making another of these using some different precut strips I have in my studio.

Bee Bag Lady: Trained Sewing Instructor

What I Read in 2015

Happy New Year!  Time to set new goals, reading and otherwise.  Since I’ve been posting my monthly reads, I figured I should do a recap at the end of the year, so here it is, courtesy of Goodreads: My Year in Books 2015.

Bee Bag Lady: What I Read in 2015

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Improv Bag

Have you seen the tutorial for the Improv Bag done by the Missouri Star Quilt Company and the Crafty Gemini?  You can find it on YouTube in two parts. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here.

I made one for my daughter for her birthday, but forgot to take a picture of it.  So, I had to make another.  For me!

Bee Bag Lady: Improv Tote

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What I’m Reading: November 2015

As we count down to the end of 2015, here’s what I’m reading this month.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Bee Bag Lady: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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