Making wonderful progress on the mini hexie challenge quilt.
This is the top basically done. I'm going to remove all the white hexies. They're really distracting.
It's supposed to be a little art-quilt-y, so I think it'll work.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
I have SO much to do. A quilt to finish for a quilt show. Getting ready for Houston. Finding/making a Halloween costume. Cleaning the house. Doing the dishes. Redoing the guest bathroom.
Instead, I make hats.
I was at the store looking for blunt-nosed scissors to take on the plane, but got distracted by this lovely cotton yarn.
And had to make something.
posted at 10:02 AM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I have had a couple of questions about the little binder in the photo in yesterday's post.
I love that little binder.
I received it as a gift from Brenda (the Dear Jane lady) a couple of years ago.
The little "ziplocked" pockets are 8.5" x 5" in size and perfect for little projects like my 1/2" hexies.
(The poppy is my inspiration picture for the little challenge quilt.)
So, you want to know where Brenda found this little binder?
Bass Pro Shops. That's where!
It's a little worm/tackle binder.
I looked around on their web site and I think mine is the large bag here: $11.99!
If this was a "quilting accessory" it would probably cost $29.99 at least.
I hadn't seen the double bag until I started scouring the web site and I think I may need one.
After Brenda sent me the little binder, I did buy myself a bigger one. This one. It has bigger zip bags (7.5" x 9") and more storage for scissors, thread and such but only has one handle which makes it kind of hard to carry.
(You want the "Finesse" bag, not the "Extreme".)
If you hop over to Bass Pro Shops, tell them I sent you. Maybe I'll get commission...
Off to go order the double bag now, since I have the page open and all.
Edited: OMG! Search for "hard tackle boxes". I think I need this.
posted at 8:35 AM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I seem to be starting a lot of projects lately and not finishing many. Maybe it's time to get working on the WIPs...
This one I have to finish because it's my challenge entry for our local quilt show. Yes, I know it seems a little back-to-front, but I entered it before making it. Yes I did.
I'll share the inspiration soon.
posted at 9:04 AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I'm not doing much myself right now, but a friend and I went "Stash Dashing" on Friday.
As you may or may not know, I'm a little obsessed with Dear Jane quilts.
This one is made with batiks.
(It is on display at Heirloom Quilts in Poulsbo, WA. The lady who made it works there but did not want to pose for a photo. Hats off to her for this absolutely lovely work of art!)
posted at 9:50 AM
Sunday, October 2, 2011
There's no more denying it.
This was my Saturday project:
(Center and border fabrics are from the Farmyard collection. Red and green sashings are Wee Woodland stripes.)
posted at 4:19 AM
Saturday, October 1, 2011
It's done though. And I'm OK with it. I think once it's quilted it will be very pretty.
In the end I decided to use the striped fabric as sashing rather than borders for the blocks. This involved some seam ripping but made it a more manageable size.
Now I just have to decide on a border.
posted at 8:45 AM