First off, thanks so much for all of your comments and kindness about my Hexagon quilt top!! Makes me so happy to hear that others like what I’m up to!
My mom’s been in town and it’s not very sociable to sit in front of your sewing machine all day, is it? As a result I’ve only worked on it a bit more and am about half way through quilting it.
At first I wasn’t sure if I was improving or ruining my quilt top – but when you take a step back and look at the big picture, this “pebble” quilting is great. Hope to have more to show you in a couple of days!
I said I was gonna dive back into the red & aqua quilt but I couldn’t bring myself to sew another wonky log cabin block. I know! I was shocked too! I’ve actually hit my limit. I’m sure not for long – I’m certain to be back to my beloved soon enough but meanwhile I’ve been seeing these half hex quilts all over the place and I’ve been wanting to futz with one.
I struggle with finding most traditional quilt patterns too “old fashion-y”, but that’s part of the challenge right? How do you take something tradition and modern it up? That sentiment, plus my love of white space led me to this!
I technically did it “wrong.” The rows of hexs are not matched up, but I like the look. It was fun to mess with all those little cut out peices until I found the layout I liked best.
You can find the info to get the template here.
I’m really excited to get quilting on this one. I think I’m gonna try something new! Can you tell I’m trying to break out of my stippled log cabin quilt rut??
Have a great weekend everyone!
Put together this little baby boy quilt top based on Denyse Schmidt’s What a Bunch of Squares quilt. It’s a gift for family friends.
Fun to be working with a small quilt again after my bigger Block Party one. Speaking of, I’m mere stitches on the binding away from finishing it! Can’t wait for you to all see it done!
I’m in love with my Block Party quilt!
The top is all finished…
…and I’ve been quilting away.
I should be done soon!
Been working on these blocks for a long time and they are finally all done and sashed in my usual white.
I’m excited to see this one come together. I’ll hopefully make real progress this weekend!
Recently got some of these Jay McCarroll birds. Don’t know why I hadn’t bought any before. They are so weird and I love them.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Is what my weekend sewing was filled with!
I pulled fabrics for a new quilt. I’ve decided to completely indulge my love of red & aqua. I haven’t made a full quilt in only those colors before, so it’s time!
Then I got started on some blocks!
I got a fat quarter of the amazing Paint By Number Birds in a swap with Ashley and have already cut into it!
I am not a fabric horder. Ok, if you saw my stash right now you’d probably disagree ’cause it’s big. But now that my job is over, I’m back on the buying ban (“except solids and batting!” – a phrase my husband hears over and over!) and I am gonna use my stash like crazy. Sometimes once it’s gone I miss an out of print fabric, but mostly if I use a fabric in a number of quilts, usually I feel like I’ve had my time with it. And plus, there’s always so much new fabric to focus on!!
Anyhow – otherwise, this weekend I made the back for my Block Party quilt. Still waiting on two last blocks but am gonna put this baby together the second I get ‘em!
And lastly I caught up on my last due bee block! This one is for Sew Connected 2.
Hope that you all have great weeks. I know that I will since unemployment is back and that means sewing sewing sewing sewing and a bit more… well… sewing!
Finally! I’ve so missed blogging and sewing and all of you! Between the work trip and the job in general, I’ve not had a second to sit in front my sewing machine in almost three weeks. But this weekend we were reunited!
I have other projects going that I should have worked on, but I allowed myself to just have fun. I made some super girly quilt blocks.
And it lead to a girly baby quilt top!
Can’t wait to make the back, get it sandwiched, and quilt it. Oh it’s been so long since I’ve finished a quilt!!
That’s what’s going on these days. Was too busy with other things this weekend to get much sewing done. I did manage to finish framing all of the Block Party blocks that I have though!
I’m just waiting on getting the final two and I can put the whole top together. Another angle:
It’s gonna be one funky quilt… And it’s going to be all mine!
Oh and thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes! So nice of all of you!