Thursday, March 24, 2011

Well, the first part of this little hexagon quilt is finally finished.  Little pieces, lots of sides, lots of stitching.  This is the centre panel.

I really like the blue background.  It's a bit out of my comfort zone, I usually use something in a cream/ tan/coffee colour.
Have I told you that all those hexagons are 1/2"!!  LOL.
I've decided that I hate pulling out the basting threads.
So, on to the next bit- the coffin border.  I think this will go a bit more quickly.  It's just straight hand piecing.  The centre is surrounded with a border of these shapes, 3 deep. 
Then a wide border with a little bit of applique, and a final small border.  And it's finished.
Thanks goodness. because it's taking all my effort not to start 1 of 2 new projects that are calling to me like Sirens. 
I have the pattern, and all the fabric and threads to start the mystery quilt in "Vignette" magazine.  And I am also following and salivating over a free mystery quilt designed by Esther Aliu called Hearts Desire. Esther's quilt is all applique- my favourite, and the first two months worth are lovely.
It's taking all my strength to just look at the fabric for each of these projects and leave it where it is on the shelf. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I've received Issue 2 of Vignette yesterday.  Imagine my delight to discover that there is a blog dedicated to the mystery quilt that is in each issue.  great to see what everyone is doing , and look at the very different fabrics they're stitching.
If you're very quick, Perri is running a give away of fabric on the blog.
Yes, I have the fabric for the mystery. It's gorgeous- light  and bright.   It's "set aside"  (LOL)  ready when I finish a couple of other things.
Oh Dear!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I've been working on sewing the little 1/2" border hexagons around each of the blocks that I'd completed in my earlier post.  It's quite therapeutic- not hard to sew, just lots of it. And lots, and lots!  Who knew there were so many edges on a hexagon!  LOL. 
I'll be glad when this centre is finished so I can move on to the coffin borders.  I've started cutting them out, but haven't jumped to that yet. 
This quilt will come together quite quickly once this and the pieced border is finished, Yayy.
I ordered some templates for fussy cutting 1/2" hexagons and 1 1/4" diamonds from Kim Bradley at
Kim Bradley Creations
They're the cutist little things.  I was telling my DH about my gorgeous new little templates when his eyes lit up.  He loves my yellow quilting rulers, and I've been looking for a small one that is metric for him to use in his shed.  Well, turns out that Kim Bradley's DH will make templates to order.  A quick email and "Bobs your uncle", yellow rulers on their way here.  Dave did a wonderful job on the rulers and was extremely obliging.   I'm the best thing since sliced bread according to my DH.

Oh, and we welcomed a new member of the family 2 weeks ago.  She's gorgeous, and fitting in very well.
Daisy is about 18 months old, and a bit of a mixture of Jack Russell terrier, Pug, and a bit of Dachshund I think.  Very friendly and best of all- toilet trained all ready.