Sunday, February 13, 2011

Caution! Construction Ahead!

Let's see, I did a little bit on....five different projects! Needless to say, none are proceeding very quickly. I hope I am not only one to spread herself thin like this.

I pieced together several more hexagons. This project is really on the back burner, but I love the colors and the fabrics so much that I like assembling the pieces. I am a bit fearful that my skills will not be equal the overall construction and that my centers won't match up. But until then, I like these twirly parts.

new hexes

The circle skirt top is nearly assembled. I put together 4 more blocks and laid out a design I liked. My big, temporary design wall is in the dining room. So I set up a satellite sewing station down there with my Featherweight and my little Bohin iron (a little awkward to use but it is just so darn cute!) and got the rows all sewn together. I am eager to start experimenting with those narrow satin ribbons!


One third of six more stars are ready to be added to the wonky star quilt.


I spent *a little* bit of time working on the Modern Quilt Guild monochromatic challenge. If my past is any key to the future, I will not get this done in time to be considered in the competition but I am doing something I have thought about doing for a long time, the contest just spurred me into action.

And then this thing came out of nowhere! Last week it was not even a twinkle in my eye!
I've been loving what was being made in the postage stamp quilt along flickr pool. Not much appeals to me more than a big field of checkerboard patchwork; but I had not actually joined in with the group. After my fabric binge of last week, I was looking through my stash, seeing if there was anything that I would not mind getting rid of so as to make room for my new purchases. I pulled out about 3 yards of this stuff that--heaven help me--I think I bought to make a blouse with. I was ready to put it in the Goodwill bag, when I paused, squinted my eyes, got out some Kona white and started cutting strips. Next thing I know, this thing I hadn't planned was 1/4 done!


where did this come from


cauchy09 said...

looks like a buncha beautiful work! good luck!

Bry said...

You got so much done lucky!! I was at *that* place all weekend and didn't get to do any sewing. I am totally in love with your checkerboard top so far. I think that fabric is really beautiful! Thank goodness you bought so much in the first place!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow!! I really love your work! It's got oomph!! The checker board is a stunner. The fabric is perfect for it!

amy and the bad cats said...

i really like how the postagr stamp quilt is progresing! saf jopined the challenge, and i love hers, too, so i guess i'm just going to have to make one of my own!