At least this part is done and dusted and now it's on to adding the floral spray(s) for the border...sort of. It's not exactly a 'border' but I don't know what else to call it. I have to also decide just how much I want to add and if I will need to make some more flowers.
We got snowed on Friday night and into Saturday. Resident Chef huffed and puffed and removed at least two feet from around our car. Not exactly what he wanted to be doing with his life! Sadly, they're calling for more on Monday. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate winter? Although, to be fair, this is the first real 'dumping' we've had this winter.
- Making a set (or more!) of THESE would be a great stash buster.
- Have a peek through the creations of THIS amazing artist. I'm so hoping our library can find a copy of her book because it looks very intriguing. Be sure you check her other galleries as well.
- I thought THIS was an interesting way to make a thread holder. And HERE is another one.
- HERE's another 'awwwww' thing.
- THIS takes you to a short video that shows a great storage solution.
Today's quote..."If it's out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too"
It's going to be so pretty!ReplyDelete
I hope so! I pity the poor person that's going to have to quilt it though - she's going to have a challenge I think.Delete
Oh your poor fingers--Take a little break and rest them up now;)))ReplyDelete
If I take a break I know I'll never finish the thing. I am determined to get it out of the time out pile!!Delete
I applaud your stick-to-itiveness in getting this done. It's going to be a beauty. Still waiting for a significant snow here. Easy for me to say as I'm not the shoveler.ReplyDelete
I don't know if the quilt will be a beauty, but I'll just be glad to call it done.Delete
You'll get there. You've done a lot already. It's looking impressive.ReplyDelete
I'm putting my 'stubborn hat' on and doing my darndest to finish it. I know if I put it to one side now it will never see the light of day again.Delete
Sherry of createology: MA dear your Flower Garden hexie quilt will be stunning and so worth all the effort when completed. So many great ideas here. My mind does need clearing of so many things! Snow is no fun to shovel. Ask me how I know! LOLReplyDelete
I do feel sorry for the longarm quilter who is going to have a challenge with this one I think. Hopefully she's up for it when the time comes.Delete
Snow shoveling isn't my thing and luckily Resident Chef is still able to do it. When the day comes that he can't, that will be the end of having a car.
I have a permanent callous on my right hand ring finger and yes the needle sometimes finds the same hole over and over. Sometimes it really hurts. I'm wondering if I'm going to be in the same boat with that Lone Star piece I'm doing...may have to applique the whole thing to a cloth. Should have thought this through:D I love your hexie flowers. And thanks as always for the links. I'm off to check them out.ReplyDelete
I'm certainly developing that callous but the needle ends up digging a hole and of course that's where it lands when you least expect it. I need to learn to use a thimble!!Delete
Hi I had a smile from that turtle crocheted...and that box idea is brilliant. Thanks again.ReplyDelete
Glad you saw something that gave you a smile too.Delete
Ahh...... winter.....it is truly worthy of hatred. Shovelling snow from cars, driveways etc etc would be a horrible job. As for your hexie pretty, it is gorgeous even if there are a gazillion little holes in your finger.ReplyDelete
Nice that you say my hexie quilt is gorgeous because it doesn't hold a candle to the beauties you make!Delete
So pretty, hope the pokes heal well. Love the little turtles.ReplyDelete
The holes will heal once I finish the quilt because I'll switch back to doing a landscape which isn't half as difficult to stitch.Delete
I think this is looking great Mary Anne and with the flowers added it will look fabulous. Have a break from stitching to let your fingers heal. Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
Oh no - taking a break is the worst thing I could do! I know myself well enough to know that if I stop I'll never start again. I am determined to finish it, finger holes or not!Delete
Mary Anne, I understand completely about the poke holes, as I am also sewing hexagons on to backing fabric. I have a neat little leather thimble which has a small piece of metal in just the right place to push those needles through.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous little turtles. Thank you for the great links that you find for us all.
I had one of those leather thimbles at one point but ended up with the needle poking through outside the metal. And of course it would embed itself right to the bone in my finger. I'm better off not using a thimble at all because I seem to be more aware and avoid some of the bloodletting.Delete
The quilt is amazing, the colors are perfect together.ReplyDelete
You find the most interesting pages to visit, thank-you.
The colors weren't of my choosing - they were jelly rolls - but fortunately they're colours I like.Delete
Glad you enjoy the links!
Storage saver links will be helpful.
I've been thinking about my grandmothers as I work on this quilt and, as I recall, their applique stitches were really tiny. My stitches look like fence posts in comparison. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm a mere beginner and probably after I made as many quilts as they did my stitches would be small too. Oh well, the quilt police won't be checking on me!Delete
I'm so impressed with your progress on this project, and I love the way it looks. For some reason it makes me think of my very early childhood and my beloved Grammy :)ReplyDelete
Makes me think of my grandmothers too. They were both quilters although I can't remember if either of them did a hexie quilt.Delete
I think you are going to be proud of your big applique even though it was hard to handle. Don't you like creating it as you go rather than following someone else's directions?ReplyDelete
Like the thread rack ideas and the very quick storage idea. Always looking for ways to use good sturdy boxes.
I suppose it's more fun to create as I go along and it seems to be working for the extra-large queen that I have in mind. I'm hoping for a bedspread that will come to the floor on the sides and the bottom to cover the fact that our bed is up on blocks to accomodate storage beneath it.Delete