Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Quilter's ADD

On Monday I got busy in the sewing room, and put together another two Farmers Wife Sampler blocks. I'm so enjoying working on them, and can't wait to get some more put together.

Block 55 - Linoleum

Block 88 - Star of Hope

Block Total: 80

And because I was on a roll, I put together a couple more of the rail fence blocks. I need to make a total of 99 blocks, and I think I've made 36 now ... getting there :-)

It's fun playing with all the reproduction squares of fabric I got from Somerset Patchwork & Quilting. It's possible that I may run out of the 10" squares before I'm finished, so I'll have to attack my stash ... *horror*

And here is a little something that I've been working on over a couple of months. I know ... not much to share for that amount of time, but these are the paper pieced hexagons that live in my handbag. I finally finished the second row last night while visiting with Lizzy, and I'm now thinking about what fabric to use for the next round.

This project was inspired by one I saw at the AQC in Melbourne. I really wish I knew who made it - if anyone knows who made the lovely hexagon quilt in reproduction fabrics, please let me know :-)

Who would have thought that hexagons would be so addictive, I had no clue. These hexies are 3/4" size, and I'm just loving the 30's prints for something different.

Well, I better get some chores done, so I'll check back in later xox


Nancy said...

Block 88 is so unusual: I love it.

Sheila said...

well that is a good day's work, on track and looking good. I love Hexi quilts, finally finished one, using the diamond setting last year.Only took 30+ years. See it here if you have time:
Also have a grandmothers garden waiting for quilting inspiration and a Candied hexagons currently in progress

Shay said...

Lovely hexies Tazzie. Im bringing some over this weekend!

Sarah said...

I luuuuuuuuuuuv hexies. I've been working on mine for a year now (check my blog tomorrow for the latest update) and as soon as this one is done I have several more to start :) They are the *perfect* travel project !

Missy Shay said...

I just got a quilt that my grandmother made, she passed away 20 years ago, and she made those hexies, the way she placed them, they make a 3-d cube, do you know what the pattern is called? I also got a Grandmother's flower Garden for my sister.

Ruth said...

Tazzie, I think the hexie quilt you are talking about was "Dear Prudence" by Linda at Gum Valley Patchwork. She is in Vic and has a shop and a blog.


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