Turns out on half of my sections completed I did them, and on the OTHER half -- well, I forgot about them!
Which means some decisions need to be made as to what I am going to do to continue this project.
Either way, some un-sewing was going to have to be done!
This project has been going on for 2-1/2 years now, and still has a long way to go, but as a travel project, I am not in a hurry with it, and I have loved seeing how it comes together, bit by bit, piece by piece over time.
Here is a shot of the other side, WITHOUT those red hexies:
The blue goes right up to the white.
Laid out with fill in section #5 in place.
This is when I noticed it...something was not doing what I wanted it to do.
I opted last night to remove the red hexes from the ends of the striped blue rows, and just make it blue throughout. I'm much happier!
Sewing the section on!
Yesterday was full day, but a relaxing day. All of this hexi-ing was done in the evening after company had left! ((More on that later -- that is why I missed a blog post last night!))
While I had another phone conference letting me know that my next book project is definitely a go, and I've now got dates for having my manuscript turned in, and dates for photography --I was busy sewing together a top for this book! Can't show it to you yet, but when you see it, I know you are going to love it!
It's also one I'm taping with Quiltmaker Magazine in August -- so even if quilts don't have to be turned in for photography until November, this needs to be quilted and bound by AUGUST. Still don't know what I'm going to do with borders yet, but that will come.
While joining the blocks in this top together, I was busy with a few other little things:
This is the box of Leader & Ender squares!
Sewing in between the rows!
In between the lines of sewing blocks and rows together I was using these squares, rectangles and center squares as Leaders & Enders!
It doesn't take much planning to have some pieces and parts just waiting next to your machine for such a purpose.
In between everything else -- with almost no thought or time wasted ((It takes no longer than just sewing on to a folded-over-thread-covered-throw-away piece at the end of a seam!)) I built these four bocks:
Four More for the Some Day Pile!
This block is called Idaho Square Dance. You'll find it in my Addicted to Scraps column in the May/June 2015 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine!
My Bliss --
This morning I'm sipping tea out here! I'm slower to move ---it was a late night with friends over and even later night stitching.
I'm enjoying my weekend! When was the last time I had a Saturday at home?
There will be some working on that LAST quilt top for the new book ((And the Quiltmaker taping in August!)) but I am also going to enjoy the day, spending some part of this afternoon out on the Blue Ridge Parkway --and a BBQ at Mona & Rick's cabin along with Tim & Amber, some other Buck Mountain Friends.
The Farkle Tournament is ON!