August 29, 2013

Blue Gold

It's finally blueberry season here in Newfoundland!
Sunday afternoon I took all three boys for about 3 hours, then again on Monday Aiden and I went for another 3 1/2 hours. I figure we have about 4 gallons picked so far. I made a wonderful blueberry pie and we've been eating berries on our cereal, on our pancakes and with ice cream. Yumm!



I'm also still picking a few strawberries, though there's not much left there now. Nathan really  loves these, especially drizzled with warmed up Nutella. Strawberries are usually finished earlier than this...I didn't expect to get much of anything when we got back from Florida, but we picked big containers full for a while. I love that kind of surprise!
19 berries. I figure we might get another dozen or so before we're done for the year.
Here's the other blue gold I've been working on. I now have 17 of my flowers ringed in blue hexagons. This is what they look like laid out 8 x 7, like they will be in the finished quilt. Of course, the order will change a lot as I get them all finished.
Here's a different arrangement, to give a better idea of how they will look in the finished quilt.
I'm using two different blues for this ring of hexagons. I have made roughly the same number of each and have them in my hand sewing bag I made. I just pull one out at random and work my way around each flower without paying too much attention to how many of each blue I'm using. I will confess that if I use 4 of the same blue in a row I usually pick on the other blue for the next hexagon, but that's as much as I'm letting myself influence the order.
I've been doing other sewing too, but I can't share much yet. I really like how this spare hexagon flower looks a label for this small gift, which is already finished.
Another gift has been started (for Christmas no less!), but there's not much accomplished yet. I can say the pattern is from Kristy at Quiet Play, and I think it will turn out really well. I can't wait to share both.

4 comments:

  1. So much fruit! I love all your hexies, what a beautiful project!

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  2. wow Leanne, that's a lot of beautiful hexies! I love all of the blue!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  3. Blueberries! How wonderful to have bucketfuls! I buy them frozen to use here. We also have a few strawberries growing. I really like your blue epp flowers. It's a pleasant difference and the mixed blues set off the centres beautifully.

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  4. I really wanted to reach into the screen and grab a handful of those blueberries! I think the blue background for the hexies is just beautiful!

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