It's actually thursday afternoon - 1st September - which means it's the first day of spring and it's my sister's birthday (happy birthday Alison).
So, this week for WIP action:
Quilts in progress:
Another hexagon - now I have 10.
These are all drawn onto the fabric (using templates from the Blanket Box), the seam allowance marked and cut out with scissors. They're then hand pieced - it's what I do when I join the ladies at the Stitch 'n' Chat group on wednesday mornings - saves me having to lug my sewing machine about - and I find I quite like doing it by hand.
Received more blocks for the Do.Good Stitches quilt (only 2 members outstanding now)
This is really looking lovely - I'll be machine quilting it on the Gammill - but I also bought a beautiful variegated thread in pink and grey so it'll have a little hand quilting too.
Remade the Farmer's Wife Block 37 that I wasn't happy with, then went on to make 3 more. This means I now have 40 blocks completed - only 71 to go!!!!
Started - completed the quilt top for my niece - we're going to her baby shower next week so have to have this quilted, bound and labelled by next week - easy!!!!! (Gulp..........)
This turned out nothing like I first envisioned - and drew up in my journal.....it's based around the gorgeous 'Goo goo socks' by Alexander Henry and I originally thought I'd use a lot more of it - but it was a bit too cluttered so I added another couple of prints (no idea what they are!) - I had already planned on using the solids, small dots and the Drunkards Path blocks. I think a little straight line quilting (my absolute new favorite) and some selective hand quilting will really set this off.
No action at all:
Double wedding ring
Which way to go
Dancing with the stars
Red and white challenge
Go see what everyone else is up to on host Lee's blog....