Wednesday, November 30, 2011

W.I.P Wednesday

Hi everyone. I'm back again for another W.I.P Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced. 

This week its all about hexagons. I have been recuperating from minor surgery this week and I've been basting and whip stitching my hexagons together. I pulled out my hexagon diamond quilt and completed diamonds 23 and 24 and 2 half side diamonds. 

Here they are...

I also basted hexagons for diamonds 25 and 26.

I also finished Hexagon 3 - The Columbia for the Ahhh Hexies group that is happening over at Hillbilly Handiworks. Here it is...

I've also been basting the smaller pieces (there are 96 of them) to complete Hexagon 4 - A Girlie's Star. Here is one of the smaller hexagons that make up the larger hexagon shape. They look cute. 

Last but not least. There were 2 special baby boys join us the last couple of days. One little man known as "Fox Theo" will be receiving this lovely quilt when finished.
The other little boy will have his own special quilt too. He doesn't have a name yet that I know of but I know he will love his gift too. I just have to make it. The design is in my head, now to put it down and sew it up. Its going to be a basic 9 patch and snowball block combined.

My brother and his girlfriend found out this week that they are having a boy too. It must be the year of the boy as all my friends or family this year have either had or are expecting boys. Go figure. 

I'm getting clucky all over again..LOL

Monday, November 28, 2011

More Hexagons

I have been busily working on more of my hexagon diamond quilt over the weekend and my Ahhh hexies. Its about the only thing I could manage over the weekend as I have been extremely sore and it's been hard to move about. My wonderful DH has been looking after me and done heaps of housework on top of looking after our 2 year old. My little girl went away for the weekend with her grandparents to the annual family Christmas parties and has had a great time. The house has been extremely quiet without her constant chatter. My little man has enjoyed all of his dad's attention as his competition has been elsewhere.

I managed to finish off hexagon diamond number 24

I have also basted hexagons for diamonds 25 and 26. I completed 2 more half diamonds for the side of the quilt.

I have nearly finished the Columbia hexagon but have a few more whip stitches to complete. I will post a picture once it is finished.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I pulled out an old faithful yesterday. It just called to me. It must have been a form of comfort for me as I had some minor surgery. 

It felt so good to work on this W.I.P again. Its been on hold whilst I work on my other hexagons.

Here is diamond number 23.

Here is the beginning of diamond number 24.

Now I have to pull out the fabrics and choose more diamond colorways to add to the quilt.

Here is a picture of its current progress as well.

So my weekend will be filled with hand sewing as I don't think I can manage a machine and be comfortable. What will others be sewing this weekend??

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

W.I.P Wednesday

I'm back for a brief but excited W.I.P Wednesday. I have some great progresses to show off so I'm heading over to visit Lee at Freshly Pieced for another W.I.P Wednesday.

Where do I begin???

Being a Mum who works on various committees, I have been busy organising meetings and end of year activities. I have had a very slow internet connection which made it difficult to do anything or blog my craftiness for all to see. We've had a dance concert and rehearsals which went well. My little girl had a great time and loved dancing in her concert and dressing up. In amongst it all I managed to work on my hexagons. It helped to keep everything more sane and keep me on an even keel.

So for my show and tell.

My hexagon quilt. I have added the last row of 8. I have two color rows to complete and some backgrounds and I am finished. I am thinking that I would like to hand quilt this one with variegated Finca Grey pearl cotton. Now that I'm close to a finish I'm super excited.

I've also been working on some Ahhh hexies that Tonya at Hillbilly Handiworks has been posting. I'm using 1.5" hexagons so mine are bigger but I'm enjoying the challenge. I have made a number of different blocks from the first two hexagons.
The Pointing Star

The Hexagon Star
Second Hexagon Star

The Columbia

Pieces ready for A Girlie Star

Hexagon shapes for A Girlie Star

There are 96 pieces for the next hexagon A Girlie Star. Aren't the pieces tiny and my hexagons finished are 1.5". For the people following Tonya's pattern and directions to the letter, their pieces will be smaller than mine.

Now if I can just find time to get on my machine. I have some projects to finish off and get sent away before Christmas and I definitely need to finish off this baby quilt. The baby is imminent and I have to quilt the top and get it done.

So here is my Prima Ballerina or as we called them last week our Lemurinas.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Here in spirit

I just wanted to let people know that I've been busy the last couple of weeks. It will continue to be busy until the end of the month. I've been around looking at all my favourite blogs and adding my comments but I've been unable to post, much to my dismay.

My sewing machine had a little holiday at the Doctor and I'm yet to test to see if its problem has been fixed. I have a few unfinished items that are priority number one to get done very soon.

I've been wearing my other hats recently, which include President of my children's playgroup. Its that time of the year again when we have our AGM and get ready for the end of the year and teach the new committee what they can do in 2012. I'm also trying to employ a new Playgroup Leader which is a task within itself.

I've have been hexagoning when I sit down in the evening. 

Its about as much as I can manage. The quilt is coming to a close and I'm in love with it. I've had so much fun and can't wait to show off the finished product.

I've also managed to make some of the Ahhh Hexagons. They are lots of fun as well.

This week my Prima Ballerina has her dance concert. All systems are go and everyday there are rehearsals on. Today we have our first full dress rehearsal, makeup, hair and all. She is very excited and prancing around the house at all opportunities. Will have to show everyone a photos of her in her costume soon.

Lastly, my internet has been so slow that its been hard to do anything. But is back to normal today. Thank goodness. I've missed my speedy connections and seeing everyone's blogs just pop up on the screen for me.