Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Plodding Along

I've been picking away at different projects so there are not great strides being made on any one thing. I did finish this one last week. Click on the photo for close ups.
Here is a close up of two blocks. They finished out at approx 11" wide and I used a 1" strip, finished at 1/2" for the spacer and did stitch in the ditch along each side. I did the stitching with Hobbs 80/20 batting behind, so I didn't add any when I put the back on and stitched along the spacers. Being a small project, I used 2" binding.
After looking through lots of books I have decided on my log cabin layout. 144 blocks and I've made my decision. I've started to label the blocks and have 4 rows sewn together. This will be my summer quilt, it's going to be a perfect fit for my bed. I'll post a picture when the top is all together.
I've joined in the Liberated Amish quilt blog, you can see it here. I only have small amounts of time at my sewing machine so I've been picking away at these liberated stars. I'm using a pack of hand dyes that I've had for far too long. I'm loving how this project is progressing. The liberated lettering is going to be my challenge, I'm pondering words for this and nothing has struck me yet.
It's Olympic time....so I'm committed to working on my Hexi's. I've had a huge AHA moment, and now I have a handle on the design process of putting the hexis all together. My background is the red and since the weekend, I've got  these three rows on the right trimmed and ready to join together. I want all my flowers to this stage before I do any more joining, this way I can have control over the color layout.
20 down and about 65 more to go. This means I only need to make about 250 more red hexi's.
And on a closing note, Canada's first gold medal on Canadian soil, how spectacular and thrilling to watch. They played it over and over on tv, what a wonderful story about this young man and his family. Spectacular!
Sharon

1 comment:

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Sharon,
I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the fundraising tips!! I love your hexies. I've had a hexie project started for a long time. I started it years ago and told my husband it was for our 50th anniversary. We will celebrate our 23rd this August. I didn't want to put any pressure on myself! Can't wait to see your complete.
~Karen~