With the crazy week last week, I totally missed the end of month goal checkin at the “A lovely year of finishes”. I did get 3 projects finished; a coin purse, a pillow for a swap and the hexagon trivet.
I did not get the time to finish my two big projects. The two baby quilts. These will be my goals for July. I think both of these are doable (at least at a minimum the tops) since I am having 1.5 weeks vacation.
I am traveling for work this week, in theory, as it has started out with a cancelled flight and rescheduling for tomorrow. I am still optimistic, I will make it one way or another. As I will be out on Wednesday I wanted to share the progress made on the baby quilt I posted last week.
I have now completed the first row!! I love how easy this quilt is with 5 inch squares – everything I have tried so far has been much smaller.
The second row has been put up on the design board to get a sense of look and feel. I can’t wait to have some more time to work on it. I think the combination with Simply Color and Simply Style Charm Packs look great together and I really like the single color blocks.
I am hoping to have this quilt top finished this weekend. In the meantime, I had 5 hours sitting in the airport today sewing hexagons and plan on more hexies over the week while out on the road (loving the hand piecing).
I am having one of those weeks, where I have so many ideas going through my head and just not enough time to get it all done. How do you all keep your projects and ideas straight?
I am working on writing my first paper piecing pattern, which I plan on sharing next week as part of the Let’s get acquainted new blogger, blog hop hosted by Plum and June (check out the button on the right).
Also in the works, I have a couple of quilts. One, which you have been watching it slowly grow, is my 1 1/2 inch hand sewed hexagons. I am hoping to get this finished in time to be part of A Season by Hand @ Clover and Violet, July 26th. It is now about 22″ wide and so far I have not duplicated any fabric, not sure if I can do the whole quilt with the unique fabric approach – we will see 🙂
Lastly, this week, here is my design board…I have started a new quilt. These 4 blocks are the first row. The design came from these two quilts that appeared on pinterest….Reverse Hopscotch @ V and Co. and Elephants on Parade @ Sew Crafty Jess. The Charm Packs I am using for this quilt are Simply Style, from V & Co. for Moda, White Kona and I am thinking of adding Simply Color from V & Co. for Moda as well. I love the hexagon fabric in the Simply Style bundle.
Close-up of the finished top blocks:
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