Saturday, May 24, 2014

BEE BLOCKS AND OLIVE OIL

Thanks so much everyone for all the comments on my last post.  I've been quilting this week so am getting a couple more done.  When I felt I needed a break from the quilting, I made the last of my Bee blocks for this month.

Broken Herringbone blocks for the Humility group of do.good stitches





I got together my first P.O.T.C block.  Patchwork of the Crosses is a new to me block made with english paper piecing.


Summer is coming and I love being outside basting hexies in the early morning sun  : )

I've been doing some free motion quilting.  Not the easiest thing for me, but I know I can do it if I just keep yelling trying


Look what came in the mail!!!  It's my month to get blocks for the Mid Century Modern group and I asked the ladies for an arrow block using my tutorial. The top one is from Cindy, and the bottom is from Elizabeth.  I love them!



A few months ago, my daughter in law got me hooked on infused Olive oil and Balsamic vinegars.  The closest shop was over an hour away until just the other day when this shop opened up.


Just look at all the kegs of delicious oils


and the vinegars


They also have syrups and honey made in the province.  I thought I'd give a shout out to this new shop because I'm thrilled to have it here in our City.
My absolute favourite is Blood Orange infused Olive Oil with a Dark Chocolate Vinaigrette.  A match made in Heaven  : )
So if you're local, pop on by and sample some of the flavours. You'll be glad you did!



27 comments:

Nicole said...

What is the floral print in your blue block? I've a small piece of that forever that I picked up at a garage sale...

Happy weekend!

Debbie said...

I've been in a shop like that. What do you do the the 'match made in heaven?'

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

All of the bee blocks are great. I need to try the cross EPP. You are doing great with FMQ!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love those bee blocks!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your Bee blocks are fantastic as is your hexie.

cockney blonde said...

Love all those blocks. The green and pink have to be my favourite. Also loving the arrow blocks you received, x

Patchwork and Play said...

Yummy-both the oils/vinegars and the pretty Broken Herringbone blocks! They look like a lot of work!

CitricSugar said...

Your bee blocks are gorgeous! And please please remind me if i'm ever out that way that I really want to go to the olive oil and vinegar place and I want to stop by a good focaccia bakery on the way....! :-)

Kate said...

I love infused oils and vinegars!!! Probably spend too much on them, just like fabric. Those bee blocks look great, and I'm loving the arrow blocks. And your FMQ looks excellent. Great work.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I really like your Broken Herringbone blocks - lovely colours and contrast and perfectly sewn.

Katherine said...

Great bee blocks! Love those arrow blocks, too. Can't wait to see the quilt those arrows will become.

Oh, that shop sounds like fun. My family loves olive oil + balsamic vinegar with homemade focaccia bread! Will have to spread the word to friends I have that live closer (so I can live vicariously ;o).

Kim said...

Your blocks are always a visual delight, Carla. Your broken herringbone blocks are quite simply gorgeous. Yum, Blood Orange infused Olive Oil with a Dark Chocolate Vinaigrette...now that does sound like heaven!!

sharon parker said...

Carla, you do such good work. Your sewing and pressing are perfect, and you always choose such nice colours. I think the Broken Herringbone block is my new favourite.
Now where is that oil and vinegar shop?
Sharon P

Katja said...

Well Carla, looks like I'll have to head up the hill to test more flavours of OIl and Vinegars! :)
Your Broken Herringbone blocks are beautiful!
I'm anxious to see what all those arrows are going to become.
And a new EPP project….How do you find the time?

Annabella said...

Your blocks are so pretty and beautifully made. I am waiting for some paper pieces to arrive so that I can get on and EPP in the hottter months :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Your machine quilted flower turned out great.

Janine said...

Your blocks look great!

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Great post Carla. Love your bee blocks though I know they were a challenge!

Anne said...

Hey Carla. I just made a couple of herringbone blocks for another bee too. Pulled the fabrics for your feather and am excited by the color grouping. Afraid it got pushed back last week though as I was sick and ended up in the hospital. Out now and recuperating so will get to it next weekend I hope. Sorry for the delay.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

I love the modern fabrics you use in your quilts, always a joy to visit your blog!
Lucky you to have this new store near by.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I understand your FMQ frustration, but it looks like you are doing a great job. The patchwork of the crosses is a lovely project too. A lady in my local group is making one, and I admire it each time we meet.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Your blocks are pieced perfectly! Now, I am suddenly in the mood for a nice vinaigrette!

W-S Wanderings said...

The intricacy and artistry of your work always astounds me. Just incredible.

Sarah said...

Love the colors in your POTC block!! How can one go wrong with purple and green??!! Are you putting the next round on too or going with a smaller block?

Gramma Quilter said...

Quilting looks great. Oh and love that EPP pattern. Havent done any for awhile.

OPQuilt said...

You are spot on in your description of FMQ: yelling, not quilting. I do a little of both, I think.

Glad you like my arrow! I aim to please (pun).

I guess I should go into our local olive oil specialty shop and try some flavors--just don't quite know what I'd do with all the different one, but I guess that's why I should give it a try!

Elizabeth, who is catching up on her blog reading.

sasseym said...

hi carla
where is the new oil and vinegar shop? is it in kamloops.. appararently I am out of the "loop"

miriam