This is the hexie block I pieced on this last trip.
This is the hexie block I had planned for a short 3 hour workshop on one of our beautiful lounging mornings in Tuscany next week!
Only—Bonnie is not used to doing just SMALL stuff.
She has to add “just one more row of hexies!”
Which brought the total up from 7 to 13 – nearly doubling the handwork required.
And then she thought --- it needs to BE something ---
So she appliqued it… thinking it might could very well be a zipper pouch.
But it’s an 8” finished block!
Much too big for a zipper pouch, and besides, at this size it needs….NEEDS to be quilted!
And I caved. My small hand work project has now turned into….
Or just a cute mini??
Whatever you want to call it – it needed borders and I woke up knowing just what I wanted to do:
Hour glass units!
((Hey! They match Betty White! And my Hmong turtle pincushion!))
Okie dokie – now we’re cookin’ with gas!
Remember all of those batik scraps I brought home from Bali? They are in here! And the peanut background? Because you got to be nuts to live like I do – or more like….Sometimes you quilt like a nut, sometimes you don’t?
Ready to put binding on!
There will be hand stitching tonight!
And…there will be a tutorial for this at some point. There is already a hexie tutorial under the free patterns tab. You can get started if you want on the hexie part, these are 3/4” hexagons.
I’ll try to get the other directions written before I leave on Saturday –I will need a link to refer my travelers to so they can print out their directions as well. I’m not traveling with paper for 40 students ---their suitcases will already be at weight limits by the time we head home, and no one will have a sewing machine for doing the borders until they get home anyway. Their kits have everything needed for doing the hexie rosette and the base square to applique it to….do you think that will keep them busy for a while?
I spent the rest of the day working on my website. Not the blog, but the website website. It needed to be made MOBILE FRIENDLY. There is more to be done, but I ran out of time. Most of the links on the website website direct you back here to the blog because THIS is mission control central as far as I am concerned…but real businesses still need a real website, so there you go. Check it out HERE.
And yes, there WILL be Quilt Cam tomorrow night at 9pm EST!