I haven’t been able to sew much lately because I had a breast infection (from breastfeeding) that was a real bear. It is my third one in the 5+ years I’ve been breastfeeding, and definitely the worst of them. In times like this, I am so thankful for the miracle of antibiotics. And eye doctors. When I got my first pair of glasses, I walked out of the office and saw the leaves on the trees in the parking lot. I had forgotten that trees even had leaves and weren’t just some fuzzy blob on a trunk. If I had lived in prehistoric times, I would have already been eaten by a saber-toothed tiger that I couldn’t see hiding in the bush.
So, the good news is that I am on the mend and got some sewing done today. Sunni, from Love Affair With My Brother, is running the Stash Bee (one of the 2 bees I am participating in this year) and is making a quilt called the Tree of Life. I got busy this morning. The first I made was just a log cabin tree with a fussy cut bird in the middle.
Most of the fabrics are Riley Blake Summer Song and Rainy Days & Mondays, but the cute flower/bee print is one called “Girl Friday.” I love it of course for the bees.
The second tree I used some of the leaves I have made for my Little Leaves quilt (a pattern from Elizabeth Hartman’s Practical Guide to Patchwork). The fabric is mostly Domestic Bliss with a few others thrown in for a good mix.
I did a zig zag stitch around all the applique, and I am digging this block, too. I freehanded the trunk onto the Heat n Bond in the spirit of this tree I saw on Needle Little Balance.
Hope Sunni likes both of these!