Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Why yes, I do enjoy starting new projects!

...although I'm trying to finish some, too?

I haven't been sewing as much as I thought I would, lately, but I am feeling the end of summer fast approaching and have missed chatting fabric, so I thought I'd stop in and share what I have been doing. Which isn't so much finishing as it is starting new projects!

At the beginning of August we traveled north to visit my brother and his family, and since I finished the piecing on the spring wallhanging, of course I needed another hand-piecing project, right? So just before we left I cut the batik fabric I'd bought (ahem, six years ago) for the autumn wallhanging, and while on the trip I pieced almost half the blocks I need!

Hand-piecing project #2

I starched my fabric before cutting it, and I'm unsure if I like hand piecing the starched fabric. We'll see how it turns out!

I've also started hand-quilting on the spring wallhanging, but so far I don't really have enough to show you. I think my stitches are horribly large, but I'll get it figured out by the time I'm done with the quilt. And the kaleidoscope quilt didn't get finished in time for the quilt-along prizes, but I'm getting close--the rows are complete, and the top is almost together!


And last but not least--the other new project! My guild (the Rock River Modern Quilt Guild) got some charm packs of Kona solids and we're challenged to make something with it--here's how far I am right now:

Hexagon Rainbow

I already know the name for this one, and it's going to be a mini quilt for my sewing room wall. I'm very excited, as I'm really feeling like I'm designing this one, all by myself. (I really should identify which Kona solids are which, as it would be like having a 'color card' on my wall. *g*)

This is my 50th post, and I see that my one-year blogiversary is coming up on August 22--I'll be posting a giveaway that day, so make sure you stop by to check it out! :)

The WsIP stats:
New projects: 2
Completed projects: 0
In progress: 9

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. You have some lovely projects on the go!

  2. I love the idea of a hexie kona color card! You should leave the papers in so you can label how it works. Wait, I don't know exactly how that would work. That'd be a neat little project to do as a swap or along or something. There are so many konas out there!

  3. Those bright bright hexies are just lovely!

  4. I am in love with your solid hexies! What is their size ? Wonderful!

  5. What a wonderful challenge idea. Could you embroider the names on the hexagons to make the colour card?

    hmmm. Now I want to start new projects too. :)

  6. Those hexagons are just fabulous. I love Emma's idea above of embroidering the colour names on. That would look amazing. I have a solids charm pack at the moment, and was planning on learning paper piecing on holiday. You may have just inspired my next project :)

  7. Great idea, and I love the idea of using it as a color card. You could write the name along one side of each hexie using a fabric marker. Can't wait to see this finished!