I've been tidying my sewing room, folding and refolding fabric, and taking stock of the things that I started in 2015 and before. I've been working on some of those projects, especially the ones that have a lot of pieces. Somehow, I think that if I can get things sewn into one piece then it won't look like I've got so much started. Sometime I'll show you a photo of my UFO tops that need to be quilted.
This is the center of my Brinton Hall quilt. The pattern was published in two parts in Quiltmania Magazine #107 and #108. I started the center back in July of last year, and over the weekend I finished sewing the corner scrappy hexagons onto the center. You can see close up photos of my center blocks here. You can see how I made the template to do each of the center hexagons in my post here. I could see an entire quilt made of just the fussy cut fabrics framed by a hexagon ring and then separated by a path.
After the center above is sewn onto a background fabric, there is a border of hexagons around the outside. I have 3 of those strips sewn and have the last side basted and ready to sew.
I've also been sewing some scrappy hexagons together. Again, I'm trying to have less pieces.
Here are the 1" hexagons that I have basted. You can see that I have a lot more cut in the bottom left corner of the case. There are enough of some of these that I could make a few flowers. This case is from JoAnn Fabrics and is nice to just grab and take along to a sewing get together. I keep extra hexagon paper pieces, my hexagon template, thread, needles, glue stick, and a small pair of scissors in the case so it's always ready to go.
I've also been working on my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, Allietare, from last November/December. I have all of the parts sewn together and just need to sew them into blocks. Here are a couple that I've done so far. I love the rusty reds and golds in this quilt. There's lots of piecing in Bonnie's quilts, but they are well worth it in the end. I love all of her quilts.
It's supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow, so I plan to spend the day at my sewing machine.
Hope you are finding some time to stitch today!
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