Hmmmm, once again I missed out on the Wednesday Hodgepodge. :-( By the time I remembered that it was Tuesday (meaning time to compose my Hodgepodge for publication Wednesday morning), I was too exhausted to even think about blogging, let alone come up with answers to this week's questions.
I did some more piecing on my Martha Washington's Flower Garden ... I finished up the 4th block and started the 5th ... I'm not sure how many blocks I will use to make this quilt ... I need to count out how many hexies I have basted and get an idea of whether I have enough to make a decent-sized wall quilt.
I spent Wednesday afternoon cutting fabric for the next hexagon/English paper piecing project in red and cream.
The cream will be the larger background hexagons, the reds will be the 6-pointed stars, and the green (it's a very muted green that almost photographed as brown) will be the smaller hexagon center. The pattern I'm using was called star flower on the website where I found my inspiration.
(Source: BillieBee's Blog)
I will begin basting on Friday when I attend the Sew-in hosted by designer Jenice Belling. I've wanted for the longest time, to attend a retreat and to make some real-life quilting friends, so when I saw the flyer for this Sew-in, I signed right up. Ok, so it's not an actual retreat, but it's a start! ;-)
The little bit of warmer weather than we'd been enjoying has been pushed out with the rain that came through Tuesday and Wednesday. We definitely needed the rain, but I am not ready to get out the winter coat and electric blanket. :-(
Have a fantastic Thursday
Good thing you are a little south of us - the cold weather is here this morning - ugh! Love your new hexie project - it's really neat! Have a great time tomorrow. I've never been to a sew-in but it has to be pretty much like a retreat. Enjoy! ~JeanneReplyDelete
I hope you have fun and make some new friends. And I hope your finger is better!ReplyDelete
I missed you in the Hodgepodge, yesterday!ReplyDelete
Sounds like your finger is doing much better :) Have fun at your 'retreat', on Friday!
Love the red colors. Have fun at your Sew-In.ReplyDelete
LOVE your blog header... I too am looking at those colors! Love that you are making hexies... I hope to do that some day too! Have the tutorials... just need the time! ha Love the partial quilt you featured! Thanks for sharing and continued prayer for your nerve in your finger :) KathiReplyDelete
Good morning! I am loving those reds and creams....that's going to be soo pretty. And how exciting on the sew in. What exactly is that? Not sure, but it sounds good, haha Glad your finger is doing better! Have a good day!ReplyDelete
I LOVE those colors - the red & tans together... so warm & homey to me...ReplyDelete
Do you charge to have quilts made? Your work is amazingly beautiful!
I wondered where you were on Wednesday and the Hodgepodge. I kept thinking about you and wondering where you were. These quilts are fantastic.ReplyDelete
I do hope you have a lovely time at your Sew in. I have always wanted to do something like that too.
Have a great rest of the week.
Hi there, Love the quilt from BillieBee's-the machine quilting looks so good. Hope you stay warm!ReplyDelete
I love those reds! Such a pretty combination! I seemed to have taken a hiatus from quilting. I guess I've kept myself busy with cooking and baking for my dad and us. I think I will wrap that up today and then can get back to quilting. That quilt in blues and tans that I was contemplating the borders on is still hanging on the design wall waiting for borders. Hopefully I can get to it next week.ReplyDelete
Hi, Kathy! Sure have missed you! We've had lots going on around here, as you can read in my blog post today. So, I've not had much energy to post much. I just love your beautiful creations!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean Kathy! Sometimes I'm just too tired in the evenings to do a post, and then I'm too busy the next day. I've learned to just relax and refuse to let blogging rule my schedule LOL! Your new red hand-pieced project is going to be wonderful! Love the example you showed - someone sure quilted that thing beautifully :*)ReplyDelete
I love the fabric you picked out for your Martha Washington's Flower Garden, it is going to be so beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love that fabric too! Those are my kind of colors!ReplyDelete
It's cooler here....in the 40's this morning when hubby woke me to walk and I said no thank you!