Sunday, May 28, 2017

New Hexagon Project

I am at my Dad's quite often for a night or two at a time. It is nice to have some kind of handwork to do while I am visiting.  
I decided to start another hexagon project! 
This one is using 3/8" hexagons.

I am replicating the design of an antique quilt I saw on Pinterest. 
It is from a collection of quilts at the Wales National Museum  
Click on the name to see other pieces in their collection!

couverture de table de Patchwork:

Isn't it fabulous!!! Definitely a long term project!

And my tuffet is in use. 

I love it so much that I am planning the second one. I might try it in leather or wool from old men's jackets. Time to start looking at the thrift stores to see what I can find. The foam I used in this one was very dense so I didn't make it as rounded as the pattern showed. This suits me wonderfully.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Secret Projects

Where have I been for 2 months? 
Mostly I have been working on a couple projects I can't be showing...yet! 

But things I can show...

My applique quilt is back home from the quilt show and hanging on my sewing room wall where I can enjoy it while I sew.

At the show it won a first place in the hand applique category! I had also entered my scrappy log cabin quilt in the scrap quilt category and won a second place. As I was writing this I discovered I don't have a photo of that finished so I'll have to get one eventually

Now that one of my secret projects is done I got back to my 2-3/4" courthouse steps blocks!

They take time and I will need a lot of them but it will be worth the effort in the end.

And I have been making a tuffet. I have finally gathered the final supplies I need to get it finished. 
Here are the legs freshly painted. I should be able to show off my finished tuffet soon!

Happy Stitching!