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!


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!!!!