Hello Betty

IMG_0856  I finally got my blocks from the quilting bee all sewn together last night.   I’ll admit that curved piecing was a bad idea for a quilting bee block (sorry ladies!) but luckily they all were game for trying it and the blocks turned out great.   I like these blocks even better when they’re all sewn together, and it helps that I love these fabrics (I bought clear back in February!). These colors will make a great fall throw.  IMG_0858 I still have some pieces so I think I might add a border to this one to make it bigger (its 4 ft. by 5 ft.), and then stipple the heck out of it or pebble quilt it, we’ll see what the old Bernina is up for.    I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend.  We……….went camping.  And it looked like this.  Except this picture was during the short time when it stopped raining and started to dry out, and then started raining again.  We were drenched, but we had lots of fun and came back early to spend Monday enjoying the outdoors from inside.  Camping in the Northwest is always an adventure. :) P1060223

34 Responses to Hello Betty

  1. Rory September 10, 2009 at 3:56 am #

    I'm new to your blog…but I love it. This is so neat, I don't think I'd do circles though. I can barely get straight lines sometimes!!!

  2. Blue Is Bleu September 10, 2009 at 5:04 am #

    I love the Hello Betty fabrics… I just basted a baby quilt made from it :) Your quilt's looking really great… I can't wait to see what you do to finish it!

    If I went camping and it rained like that, I'd be in a corner weeping lol! I'm a wuss…

  3. •stephanie• September 10, 2009 at 5:08 am #

    so cute . . . like patchwork polkadots.
    {that sounds like it could be a blog name.}

  4. littlecumulus September 10, 2009 at 8:01 am #

    I love that pattern! Is there a name to that quilt block or instructions somewhere on how to do it? Whenever I see it in quilt shops, I totally goggle over it.

  5. Valerie September 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    I LOVE your quilt from the bee! And I'm so glad you had us try the curved seams because it pushed me out of my comfort zone and now I'm not so intimidated by them. If I could only figure out what I want to do for my quilt — next month is my month, and I have NO idea yet. Trying to figure out how much fabric to send especially is scaring me…:)

  6. Heather September 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    The quilt is lovely – I adore those colors!!! We too went camping labor day but fortunately for us we had the most beautiful weather.

  7. Jingle September 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    That quilt is wonderful! Great fabric choices!!!

  8. ~Michelle~ September 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    OOH! That quilt looks great!! Can't wait to see how you finish it :-D

  9. paulette September 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    I LOVE your quilt! Make sure you show us when it is all finished!

  10. Evenspor September 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    You probably get this a lot, but I love your blog, and I wanted to give you an award:


  11. Sam September 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    The quilt looks great! I keep seeing this one and I think I am going to have to break down and make one. Or torture my quilting bee and have them do it. :)

  12. Leslie September 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    looks like a pretty wet trip!! the hello betty looks amazing. I love these fabrics…i have a layer cake of it and have not had a chance to use it yet….i don't think i will be making circles out of anything but this does remind me of how much i love it.

  13. Sarah Seitz September 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    That looks exactly like my camping scene from this last weekend! Where were you? We were in Sol Duc about 30 miles from Port Angeles. Funny!

  14. Tracy T. September 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    Ahhh yes, camping in the NW! We spent three very moist days at Kalaloch in July, I'm still drying out! I love this quilt! I'm fixing to make a circle quilt for my niece soon, like tomorrow? Is there a pattern for this one, or did you make it up?

  15. Angie September 10, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    I am not a camper. I am a quilter. I have finished a few recently. Love the circles.

  16. Silver Scissor Quilts September 10, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    I just found your blogs and I LOVE it! What great quilts. I can't wait to visit again.

  17. Erin September 10, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    wow the quilt looks awesome! i admit i was freaked out when i got the instructions to make that block … but i love the look of them all together! thanks for stretching my comfort zone!!

  18. Mary on Lake Pulaski September 10, 2009 at 9:08 pm #

    The quilt is just beautiful!

  19. Trisha September 11, 2009 at 1:46 am #

    I really love the Hello Betty fabric. It is fun to work with. Sorry you got rained on while you were camping. That's not so fun.

  20. The Humming Cat September 11, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    Pretty pretty pretty!

  21. Kathy September 11, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    I love how this quilt turned out. I am going to attempt the curved piecing again. Your quilt looks awesome with all the colors together!

  22. Cheryl Arkison September 11, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    You were brave on both fronts!

  23. a little bit biased September 11, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    Beautiful quilt! I love everything about it! Great job. And, I grew up in Washington (now in Utah) so I know what you mean. I don't miss the rain so much, but glad you had a fun time with your family.

  24. Beth September 11, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    love the hello betty quilt! great colors for fall!

  25. clare's craftroom September 12, 2009 at 1:02 am #

    The circles look great ! Camping , rain , brave , brave you !

  26. amandacathleen September 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    I'm in such love with your quilt top! All those great colors and prints together, *sigh* its awesome.

    Icky, rain camping! Ok, its can still be fun. We "camp" in a camper. I can't tell you the last time I slept in a real tent, I go to girl scout camp with my daughter every year (I'm her leader) and the kids get mattresses to sleep on! They are so pampered. Part of me misses sleeping in a tent, but my back doesn't!

  27. jaybird September 13, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    it looks great!! must be nice to have it done after all this time.

  28. Darci September 13, 2009 at 11:46 pm #

    Awesome!!! You are so ahead of me I still have to quilt and bind my quilting bee quilt. It stares at me all day. Your is gorgeous!

  29. Cheryl September 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    I have never done circles before..but that quilt of yours is gorgeous. It has such great movement in it. I think your fabric choices really helped with that.

  30. Mary Lou Weidman September 16, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    I just came to visit for the first time. Lovely and fun and original- you are generous for sharing and sure to be paid back then fold. Thanks for the inspiration and for being a nice person too!

  31. Christina September 17, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    I can't tell you the number of years camping that it has done just this to us. On our drive home last night, about Hood River, it started raining. Just like the Pacific Northwest to welcome us home with some rain. It's a good thing we were rain free for the vacation…it makes it easier to handle on the return home. Are you coming down for the Expo next weekend?

  32. Tiffany September 17, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    We camped the 2nd week in August which was the ONLY weekend that it rained all summer in WA!

  33. Sandy October 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    I agree with Valerie! Thanks for letting us play with the circles for your month. They came out awesome! Can't wait to see the whole thing finished, and you should definitely add this to the bee's pictures!

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