Friday, September 6, 2013

Road 66 Hexagons

In between other projects, I've been glue basting and sewing together more hexagons for my Road 66 quilt.  Fussy cutting and gluing these hexagons is very addictive.  Whenever we go out in the car, I take along a container of hexagons, paper pieces and a glue stick, and I'm amazed at how many I can get done in even a few minutes.

I have begun to look at fabric in a different way since I bought Di Ford's book, Primarily Quilts.  Before studying her fabric choices, I would never have chosen a fabric like the stripe in the hexagon below.  Now I look for stripes in my stash.

I know from working on my Dear Jane quilt that everyone says not to save the 52 triangles on the outer edge until last.  I learned that one the hard way, so I decided I would cut the off white hexagons that frame all 18 of the large flowers in the quilt and start sewing them on as I go along instead of waiting until the end.   
  I'm working on a couple of other things that I will show you soon.

 I hope you are all enjoying some nice weather like we are having here in the Midwest and finding some time to stitch.

Thanks for visiting!
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