I got the backing for my baby quilt and couldn’t decide…modern to the right or classic to the left? I liked them both. If I take the modern to the right then I would do the binding in it too. If you want to chime in with your opinion, please do! I think it all comes down to personal preference.
I decided to make the quilt this big with a 1 1/2 inch darker pink border then another 5 inch border and in the 5 inch border I am going to paperpiece the child’s name and a few special words.
I’ve never made a girl’s quilt before!
I started a baby quilt. My friend Jen came over and we designed it….the bottom will be shorter and I will be writing the name of the baby on it. Thanks Jen for kicking me in the butt!
I worked on my 6-word memoir quilt at the same time…chainpiecing:
Two piecing projects on the go ;).
And of course I am always being watched by the attack cats!
I punched out over 300 hexagons this afternoon. See the little tin on the floor? It is full of 1 inch hexgons. I had company too! Pye!
…because handwork takes prepping! 😉 And prepping is messy business:
Into the scrap bins…
and into the scrap bag because scraps mate like rabbits ;)…
Then there is the fusible process after we find the right piece of scrap:
and the gluing because that is the method I have been enjoying:
These will be birds.
I have stitched my monthly hexagons for my 30s swap; all ready to mail out.
And here is a recent hexagon flower…hexies are from the swap that I do every month. It is a great way to get variety of fabrics that I wouldn’t necessarily buy:
Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network. Lots of eye candy over there!
I went shopping last week and found this beautiful white fabric for my grandmother’s garden hexagon quilt. I loved it but now I am noticing that if I want to use it I will have to be careful with the placement because of the design direction :(. Do I use it or choose a white with no direction.
I did a lot of hexagons yesterday; these white and then I started my hexagon swap hexies of 30s.
I went shopping on Friday and bought some sewing essentials!
I fell in love with the white and bought 2 yards of it (backing size). One-sided fusible interfacing to see if it is a good weight for glue applique. That dark blue was a the rest of the bolt that I saw when I was waiting for my friend. It is dangerous when you wait for a friend in a fabric store ;). Anyhow, I had some of this blue in my stash but had run out so…what’s a girl with a stash to do? Snapped it up. I bought some guiterman thread to try out for my hexagon flowers. I am curious . Oh, and that is a pattern for a top that I would like to make. Fun shopping day with my friend Jen!
Summer time means birds in my yard and this little fellow found a perch on the front porch chair:
I am linking up with The Needle and Thread Network blog. Always lots of inspiration over there!
Unfinshed Canada don’t-know-what-maybe-big mugrug? FMQ on the white wasn’t to my liking so I have undone it and now I will redo it.