Sunday, May 27, 2018

Quilting Weather, Maybe?

We had our first 100-degree day yesterday, an event which normally occurs in July.  It was a record breaker.  Here is the extended forecast for our area.  We are reaching that time when I want to limit outdoor activities to early morning and late evening whenever possible.

My collection of red and neutral hexagons is growing.  

These are pieced in units of 3 red and 3 neutral but are not in their final layout.  Not only do I need a bazillion more; I also want more prints.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

It's Been a While!

Long time, no post; but I have a good excuse.  We have just returned from a 19-day, 5,017-mile car trip from Texas to Oregon and back with many side trips and stops.  I added Idaho, Utah and Oregon to the list of states I have visited.  The occasion for the trip was my godson's wedding, and it was fairly last minute before we determined that we could go.

So, no machine work for several weeks, but a lot of English paper piecing occurred during those long hauls between stops.  Here is my pile of basted and partially pieced hexies.  They measure ¾ inch per side.

And, here is the layout I plan to eventually use.  Many of these fabrics are leftovers from my Edyta Sitar project and I anticipate it will be a number of years before I have enough to make even a small throw size quilt.  Looks like 2018 is the year of red and white for me.

I also managed to visit two quilt shops along the way.  Here is the stash enhancement that came home with me.

I'm so glad we were able to attend the wedding and the trip as a whole was lovely, but it is so very nice to be home again.