Wednesday, 11 July 2012

tumbleweeds

I've been a bit busy just lately, and hopefully that's pretty much done and dusted (for now) which should mean life can get back to normal and I can get on with fun stuff. This poor old blog has been a bit tumbleweedy just lately (but I kept you distracted with giveaways, didn't I? Sneaky.)

The Hexy MF quilt along is well underway, and I'm loving seeing all the posts on people's instagram feeds, twitter and flickr. I'm still shell-shocked there are so many of you guys crazy enough to quilt along with me. I decided that my quilt is going to be a smaller version of the Hexy MF. I was planning on doing another one the same size as the first, but do I really need 2? This smaller one will be easier to bring with me as a travel quilt, that's the plan I have for it. My own little travel rug. I can't wait.

hexy MF rows

The next post will be up on Fat Quarterly's blog at the weekend, it's all about sewing the flowers together into rows. I find the rows the trickiest bit, and I need to enrol a helpful daughter or husbeast as photography assistant so I can get some decent explanatory pics for you. It's not hard, it's just a bit awkward sewing those rows together.

waiting for photos

I've managed to finally finish my own scrap vomit quilt, and the granny squares quilt I made using the strip pieced method. I picked both of these quilts up at quilt market in May. MAY! It's taken me almost 2 months to bind them, although I will admit I kept the binding as a treat for when I'd finished other bits and bobs of work and the like. If it would only stop raining I could get some photos. The weather is forecast to be dry tomorrow - let's knock on wood and hope it stays that way, I really want to show you these quilts. I sent them to Sarah who I met on flickr in the Swoon-along group and she long armed them for me, I love what she did - both are nice and simple, just an all over design, but they look so lovely. She did an awesome job. Is it crazy to admit I'm thinking I'll make another scrap vomit quilt? That'd mean the 4th. I just love love love them so much, the scrappiness and all the little snippets of fabric surprises (some of which are hideous - I'll share those in the next post!)

In case you haven't seen yet - the class details are up now on the Sewing Summit site. Registration for classes isn't open for another month, I think, but you can now check out what the classes will offer and start to plan which ones you're interested in. Yay!

9 comments:

Liz DandeliondD said...

Its always lovely when a period of unnerving busy-ness is over and normality can ensue.
Looking forward to your future blog posts
xxxx

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love your hexie quilt!

katie said...

LOVE your shoes! And those hexes are gorgeous

Cille said...

Summer time s epp time :) No wonder the quilt a long is a success. I opted for your other EPP project... The Spring Carnival quilt. Enjoying every little stich so far.

Katy Cameron said...

Love that you kept the binding as a treat, that must have been somewhat akin to the Chinese water torture waiting for that! Hope you get some time to relax soon...

mascanlon said...

I can't believe it...I went with a different fabric, Amy Butler Lark but I am loving this one of yours so much I just might do them both...sigh. It is totally a sickness Katy. I also have 3 quilts needing binding, one ready to go but my time for hand sewing is well committed now!

Cherie said...

Great looking hexie flowers! I've been busy making up a load of hexies over 3 sizes =D

Flying Blind... said...

Those hexies are looking fabulous there x

Di said...

Hexies are looking fab. Normality is good for a while.... Di x

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