19 Jun 2015

Hillside Houses Quilt Along

Now she's a finished flimsy....


Last week I showed this quilt top in my Let's Bee Social post and explained all the problems I was having. So this is the 'official' finished top for my Hillside Houses quilt along. I have my batting, backing and binding ready to go. This is a pretty big top at 60" x 70" so I plan on taking this to church this week and basting on their big tables downstairs.


It was a perfect day for picture taking. The sky was overcast. But it wasn't raining. And it has been doing a lot of that. There was only a slight breeze. Nevertheless .... the majority of my pictures showed more of the seams than the front of the top.


So I gave up and started back to the house. Along the way I made a new friend.


And took a few more pictures.


This bumble bee was busy. And buzzy.


Mostly you could only see him from the backside.


But if you got the timing right...


You could get a good shot before he dunked his head into the next flower.



Sure is a busy bee.








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34 comments:

Deb Chimes said...

What bee-utiful photos! And I just love seeing photos of your Hillside Houses Quilt!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Pretty flowers! Your flimsy looks wonderful! I have a bee in my bonnet to do a house quilt now.

Needled Mom said...

It turned out beautifully. I love the nature pictures too.

Lynne Tilley said...

Lorna, it's SO pretty! I copied all the weekly tutorials so I can make one soon. Now I'm very excited about it!!

Bonny said...

Such a cool quilt - reminds me of the houses in Italy on the hillsides!
So gorgeous and thank you for the tutorial. I'm going to give it a try!

Jayne said...

Beautiful finish Lorna! These houses are bright, gorgeous and just amazing. I cannot wait to see how you wuilt this one!

Daytona Damsel said...

Love this quilt. Reminds me of a Caribbean Island. Will you quilt it with your favorite wavy lines? Debbie

KMTrott said...

Looking forward to seeing your Hillside Houses quilted :) How long will it take to quilt something that size? Great shots of the flowers and friends :)

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Yours turned out beautiful.

I have the fabric, I just need the TIME
I have the patterns printed and ready too lol
Thanks for the inspiration

Ruth said...

That came out really great - will be fab finished and quilted up!

Karen said...

I love your houses and even your seams look so pretty! Your work does a good job of competing with nature for beauty. :-)

Susan Arnold said...

The top looks great! And so do all the bees - our yard doesn't have any this year. Quite distressing.

Ioleen said...

Quilt turned out beautifully. The colours are so happy and looking. Love the bees and flowers pictures. We have rose bushes at the front and the cat sits on the back of the couch and watches the bees.

Christine S said...

Love your finish! I have been gone for a month so mine is not done! Can't wait to get home and finish this one. I've yet to figure out how I'm going to quilt mine :)

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Gorgeous quilt top! And beautiful flowers. Have a great weekend. Hopefully, there won't be any more rain. :-)

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Great design! I saved the patterns to make it later. L

Patty D from NC said...

It came out great! Nice job.

Leslie Unfinished said...

Wow, it's bigger than I thought. I love the colors so much! I have to to find more time to sew. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

Cindy said...

I think your Hillside Houses quilt is wonderful! I have the last two blocks to make till I'm done.....kinda got distracted with a new project! Happens to me all to often. :)
Can't wait to see how you quilt this one.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Yay, the houses are finished. And they look awesome! Your flowers are beautiful too!

JanineMarie said...

It looks wonderful, and the breeze shows off your oh-so-neat seams beautifully. Isn't church a great place for basting? I remember taking way too long to baste a quilt at church when my kids were little, and the pastor ended up playing with them for a while so I could finish. Your flowers (and bee!) are looking lovely.

Carla said...

Your houses look great. Weren't they fun?

Lesley said...

Fabulous quilt! The pictures of the quilt are amazing too...even with the wind!

Shauna said...

Your hillside houses look great! Love your flower and bee shots too.

Sandra Walker said...

The quilt turned out really lovely Lorna! I do love your quilts on fences, wind and all. ;-) I have to get my quilt started... been downloading the patterns, but haven't found the time. Your bees, butterfly and flowers pictures are so clear, such vibrant colours. Is that pink weigela? It's gorgeous. So much inspiration from Mother Nature, no?

Vera said...

Oh my, it is beautiful! I love it and I want one too! :)

Jasmine said...

Your hillside houses and photographs are beautiful! I loved seeing all the green behind your quilt.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Very cute finish. Also perfect that you got a photo of a bee. He should bee-come your blog mascot.

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

Love the colors... and all the friends you met along the way! Oh, the colors of nature are gorgeous , too.

Patricia said...

Beautiful!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Awesome!! And the back looks great as great.

Cheryl said...

I love seeing quilt backs, it gives me a little sneak peek into the construction of the quilt that you don't normally get to see so I am happy it was a little windy :) Beautiful top.

Lara B. said...

Doesn't your quilt flimsy looks so beautiful set in the farm fields like that! It will be fun seeing how you decide to quilt it. I tried photographing a bumblebee the other day and didn't get any good shots... You got some very pretty pictures Lorna!

pollyanna said...

Such gorgeous flowers and quilt top and colors and happiness :) Thanks!