While busily finishing up Hannie’s Spring look book (which I just have button holes to do on one more item!) I have been slowly working on some other projects.
I actually found this quilt top that I started over 2 years ago (it’s probably way closer to 3 years ago) that I never finished. It’s funny because the fabric would not be my first choice today….but I remember when I bought it I was enthralled with the words written on it. (It was when fabric was just coming out with words.)
But it deserved to be finished….
so I pieced the last couple of rows and then sent it off to be quilted.
I am liking it more and more because the pattern does have a lot of white space in it.
And now I am on to binding….ahh….the joys of hand-sewing during tv time 😉 Show you the whole thing soonish….
And the other project that I have been giving quite some time to is this hexagon quilt for a soon-to-be 11 year old. I am sewing the hexagons by machine (which is a pure genius idea) and once I got the hang of it, is going pretty fast. I just have the border rows to finish up now and then to press the whole thing. I am loving the fabrics in this quilt–most of which are from Michael Miller’s lines, with other odds and ends thrown in the mix. I bought the kit with the hexies already cut here, which was a huge timesaver.
Perfect for a boys room.
My only quandary now is how to quilt it—meandering, lines, something else—I am at a loss. Any quilting experts have any fantastic suggestions?
What works in progress are in your sewing piles?
too funny! i just found a quilt that i started well over 12 years ago the other day. boy was i a sloppy sew-er then. i didn’t iron much and left all of the loose threads on. but like you, i have to finish it. even though it is far from perfect it is still really pretty. its one of those quilts with the big star in the middle. i cant remember what it is called now…guess it has been too long:) i’m loving the boy quilt, great colors!
I’m finishing a WIP that is three years old now too. I spent months oohing and gooing over that fabric and then stashed it and waited…and waited…and waited to turn it in to something. I think that I learned a valuable lesson about putting your pretties to work soon after you get them, because now I’m finding myself a little bored with and “over” that much swooned-over fabric of old. Your WIP looks fabulous! Can’t wait to see the finished product!
Are you going to quilt it by hand or machine? I am also going to assume it will get a lot of use and washing. My first instinct with a hexi quilt, is to mimic the pattern of the blocks about a 1/4″ in from the seam by hand with pearl cotton. If you are sending it out I would go with maybe a starburst pattern. What ever you decide it will be beautiful, as it already looks great!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TV handwork. I was just telling a friend this the other day. I have a quilt I have been hand piecing for the last two summers,as I watch the kids play out side. I hope to finish the top the summer and start quilting.
Beautiful quilts so far! It would be cool to see the hexagon shapes on the back of the quilt. 🙂
if you’re quilting it by hand….you could echo the outside of some of the hexies, to form a caterpillar or centipede running across the back of the quilt….. yeah, I know, over active imagination…. cute quilt
Beautiful fabric choices- love it!
amy mayen says
Look at you go Elizabeth!!!!
I love your quilts!!! The colors And patterns look fun!! Looking forward to seeing your look book!!
I’ve cut the Madrona Road hex’s too…. http://www.flickr.com/photos/da-atis/8514729176/in/photostream I’m nervous to sew them together though! Gotta get on it!
I love all these projects!
May I ask what size hexies you used?