A couple of years ago my friend, Janine, found this panel and decided she had to make one. Of course, she got one for me too. We cut the sections apart, made 4 patches out of matching fabrics, added leftover pieces for a border and then I promptly added it to my pile of "quilts-needing-to-be-quilted". A couple of days ago I got it back from the quilter and added the striped binding from my big bag of beautiful leftover bindings. Of course, the piece was about 15 inches too short but I did find some small 3 to 5 inch pieces of it tucked away in the back of a cupboard so I sewed them together so I would have enough for the whole quilt.
I just think these little bumble bees are so cute and the sayings are perfect.
I dance....but only in private with no one watching.
Family always comes first.
Now more things I should never do!
hand applique.....don't enjoy it, don't do it well
machine quilt.....causes stress, don't do it well
machine sew on a binding....like I did here. I could have done it just about as fast by hand and it would have looked a lot better. I know, I know what you are thinking. Practice makes perfect. Well, I've decided I don't like practice either so I will continue to machine applique, send my quilts out to be quilted and sew my bindings on by hand. Much better for me!