I met my goal for finishing my hexagon top before last Wednesday’s Guild meeting and workshop. I’m calling it Red because, well it is... It’s time to take it down and store it out of sight for a while. Usually I like my work much better after a break. I have a bit of a quandary on where to trim the outer borders. It somehow ended up wider at the top than the bottom. If I even it up by trimming off the top, the print design will no longer be symmetrical. I would love comments about how to handle this.
The workshops with Becky Goldsmith Wednesday and Thursday were a delight and loaded with information. By the end of the second day my head was spinning. Here is my class sample on traditional needle turn applique. I need to improve my technique for sharp inner points, but I’m no longer so afraid to attempt the technique. Becky admits to being something of purist. After listening to her rationale I went out and purchased Orvus detergent for washing fabrics and quilts.
The elliptical has become my friend this summer. When it’s still 95 degrees at 8 p.m., inside walks are the only way I’m able to get in a reasonable number of steps. Listening to audio books makes the task more
I’ve also been punching out hexagons for my next English paper piecing project. The weekly flyer we get from the grocery store is on heavy enough stock to be usable. I’m also using the inserts from magazines. As slow as I work, I should be able to easily keep up with my need. These hexagons measure 3/4 inch on each side. That's slightly smaller than the design I will follow, but it seems more economical than purchasing the shapes.