Sunday, January 12, 2014

Where do I start?

I was hoping to have my pyramid quilt finished by today and was looking forward to using my new binding clips while sewing down the binding.  But, things don't always work out like we want.   The weather was so gorgeous yesterday, I just had to go out and enjoy it.  I only have three more cables to hand quilt as you can see in the picture, but my spool of perle cotton is almost gone, not sure I will make it.  Time will tell. But the good thing is, there is always more slow stitching projects to work on.

As you can see I have made a bit of progress on my hexies.  I even did a layout drawing for the center medallion, not sure what will happen beyond this but for now I just need to keep making flowers.  Then I can work on assembling the center medallion.
I also have the last block of my pumpkin seed to assemble.  I assembled the four pumpkin seeds I made from scraps this week.  They are ready to applique to the background that has been pre-washed, although you can see I need to do some pressing.  So I  am  linking up again with Kathy's Slow Stitching Sundays to get some inspiration  to get my projects moving along!

26 comments:

  1. it will be nice to see what you come up with for the hexies

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    1. I decided to just let this quilt build itself. Kind of a round robin, only with one maker.

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  2. LOVE the pumpkin seed blocks... beautiful colors! I can't wait to see what you do with them! Enjoy!

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    1. I love the colors too! I have a the quilting design all picked out, but I won't start quilting this one till after the summer. I think it will be fun to pull this out in September and enjoy the fall colors.

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  3. Your hexies kook great. Would love to see the center medallion when it's finished.

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    1. I plan to flll in the center with some kind of applique. I have some ideas just need to do some playing. I only wish there were more hours in each day!

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    1. Thanks Deb, I am looking forward to making some more this evening!

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  5. "The best laid plans of mice and men....." I never seem to get done what I hope to! Looks like you've accomplished quite a lot though :) Love your scrappy pumpkin seeds!!!

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    1. Yeah when you are in the middle of it, it seems to take forever. I finished my thousand pyramid this am.......................didn't run out of thread. Tonight I plan on making some hexie flowers, so you are right I am making great progress.

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  6. Lots of lovely projects - do find the pumpkin seed pattern interesting.

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    1. The pumpkin seed project is my favorite. I have a thing for scrappy and applique, the best of both worlds. I love to paper piece shapes and applique them onto solid backgrounds and then insanely quilt them. I am calling this one "Simple but Not"

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  7. You always have good stuff over here girl. I get inspired and learn something too! I really liked you sharing how you marked your borders!

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  8. I think with the work you are doing you are inspiring others

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    1. Thank you! I know I get a lot of inspiration from other bloggers, hope I can do that for others too.

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  9. The best part of piecing hexies I find, is the thread pulling through the fabric and paper. I LOVE basting hexies. Look forward to seeing your medallion

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    1. I agree Carla there is something about pulling the needle thru the fabric. I need to cut out some more black connectors so the assembling can begin.

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  10. oh gosh~!!~those pumpkin seed blocks take my breath away~!
    it looks like you are all kinds of busy with slow stitching~!
    hope that you managed to get lots done and enjoyed the day.

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    libbyQ

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    1. Well, I finished the hand quilting on the quilt, now to trim and bind. Worked on my hexies last night seven flowers made. Need to decide and mark my next quilt and get my pumpkin seeds pinned the background so I can slow stitch some applique pieces. I agree a lot of stitches ahead of me.

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  11. Fantastic! You are motivating me to ' get going'!!

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    1. I guess I love finishes. When I get close to finishing it motivates me. The hexies are a long term project but the first quilt will finish this week and the pumpkin seeds need to become a top ready to quilt this fall.

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  12. Oh my, you have such gorgeous projects on the go!

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    1. Thanks Lesley, They are fun to work on. The best part is finishing so that keeps me inspired!

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  13. So close to finishing your cable! I love cables... maybe I need to do one on my Journey quilt?
    Love those scrappy pumpkin seeds too!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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    1. I finished my thousand pyramid and love the way the cables turned out on the black fabric. I have a post with some great pics if you want to to check them out http://budsgram.blogspot.com/2014/01/gotta-love-those-finishes.html. It will inspire you to use them. I used perle cotton on the quilt size 16 and really like how it turned out. Bigger needle and bigger stitches, utility quilting works great on those kinds of quilts.

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