Monday, May 2, 2011

Enjoying the long weekend

It's a long weekend here in Queensland - celebrating Labour Day today.  I've had a great weekend sewing.  Down to 3 kids - makes life so much easier.  DH is away with three at my brother's place.  One is on a scout camp and one is at a friend's place.  Lots of sewing done.  I even got a Christmas gift finished - but know that it's not in time for Allie.  However, it is a finish!!

Here are some photos:
This is a hexagonal quilt I've been working on for a few years.  Made entirely of 1/2 inch hexagons.  It was in Australian Patchwork and Quilting a few years ago.  It's been lots of fun, but very slow going.  But as Confucius says - every journey begins with the first step!

These are the hexagon flowers for the border of the quilt.  I've been making one of these for each diamond shape I make.  There is also a border of multi coloured hexagons, so I've been working on this as I've been going as well.  I didn't get a picture of this - next time.

These are my 1 inch hexagons.  Making these for the border of a quilt and also for the Vignette Hexagon Quilt by Leanne Beasley.  Once I get them all made, I'll divide up the colours.  I'm hoping to get the other quilt finished in the very near future.

I forgot to take a picture of the Xmas project.  I have to take number two son to rehearsals for the Rock Eisteddfod he's involved in through the High School and I believe that I am going to be involved in the making of 85 tutus while I'm there.  Never made a tutu before so it should be interesting.

Love long weekends!


2 comments:

christhequilter said...

LOVE the hexies, I'm making the same pattern!!

Karen said...

Beautiful finished quilt top and I'm loving all the hexagon flowers!!!!