Today's post is about the hexies I completed during my recent vacation -
My first project was to get the rest of the "house" blocks basted for our hexie club birthday swap. I think I actually have 1 more set to do - maybe this weekend since I am working at both the LQS and the local art Co-Op.
I stitched one rosette for my pieced hexie project that Mickey is hosting. Her Facebook page had pieced hexies in neutral colors this morning so I am hoping that will be the "sparkle" blocks we are waiting to hear about. This rosette is pretty pale but it was the only 2 similar blues (TOT and polkadot) I had to do this layout.
|Yipp - I did work on hexies while listening to the July Fourth concert |
until it got too dark and then I had to pay attention to the fireworks. LOL.
I also got a lot done on my owl project. Traditionally I have only worked on this project while *in* the ADK but since I chose this project for our hexie club UFO challenge I decided to get serious with it and have made great progress both at home and in the ADK.
|This is the only block I did with the 3 kites the same fabric - I hope |
it doesn't stick out too much. Maybe it will have to be in the center of the quilt
In total I need 23 blocks...I think I started the last rose star block on Tuesday. It should be finished before the weekend is!
I have more of this stripe for the binding.
Loves me some striped binding!
Next comes the hard part - laying out all the blocks to get the colors balanced. If you remember, I spent a lot of time kitting blocks to keep the use of each fabric balanced but I still think it's going to be a bugger to balance the stars since I used some bright fabrics. On the other hand, I only had to make 2 minor changes when I laid Value Proposition out so lets keep our fingers crossed.
|Still needs pressing...|
I've got a few of the background/filler pieces made but I'll definitely need more.
I expect stitching all the stars and backgrounds together will be cumbersome and time consuming...it always seems to take longer the bigger the project is.
That's it for me - I hope you have something to share! Remember it can be any shape, size or vintage; as long as it's EPP we would love to see your project!