I love hexagons!

For so long, I have been wanting to attempt a hexagon quilt.  I am not sure what about hexagons intrigue me…but they do.  So…last year when I ran into some charm packs on sale at Craftsy, I knew that it would be the right fabric for my hexagons!  2013-01-22 18.44.05

I just love this fabric!  It’s Curiosities by Nancy Halvorson for Benartex.  So…last night I decided to break out my hexi template and start cutting.

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At first, I thought “Oh wow, this is gonna take me forever.” And because I am a new quilter (sort of) I didn’t think that charm packs are probably not the best cut of fabric for hexagons.  But whatever.  I ended up cutting them in stacks….and I cut 4 charm packs (40 pieces each).

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I love this fabric!

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160 hexies cut!

And because I am crazy about not wasting anything, I saved the itty bitty scrap pieces.

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My friend Melissa, who I talked about in the great big friendship blog, and who is super creative herself, has agreed to make a ticker tape canvas for my bathroom.  I got the idea from Crazy Mom Quilts blog post, which you can see here.

Also, I have put together (finally) my list of UFOs, WIPs, and upcoming projects.

UFOs:

*Gabby’s quilt

*Mom’s star quilt

*My winterscape quilt

*Crazy Daisy quilt

*Americana quilt

WIPs:

*Moda honey bun #scrappytripalong

*Regular size #scrappytripalong

*Hexagon quilt

*Ticker Tape canvas

*granny square afghan

Upcoming:

*Scrapper’s Delight from Sunday Morning Quilts (you can see it in this blog post)

*Postage Stamp quilt in pink/aqua/yellow

Linking up to Freshly Pieced.

Keep Simply Delighting!

Love in the Mail!

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Don’t you just love getting stuff in the mail???  I know I do.  And this week, I received two great packages.  First was a pack of scraps from Pink Chalk Fabrics.  Debbie from A Quilter’s Table recommend to check them out for scrap packs, and I did.  I was not disappointed when I received my pack from them!!!  It was very reasonable and there was a lot of fabric in the pack and they are beautiful.

Today, I received a package from Debbie herself with 2 ziploc bags full of fabric scraps!  I feel so blessed.  What a generous package of scraps to work with on my #scrappytripalong quilt.  Thank you Debbie for being so thoughtful.

Also, I feel like I have been having a creative block because I just can’t get together an idea of what I want to do quilting wise this year.  Nothing seems appealing, except the scrappytripalong.  I realized this morning–everything I had been working on the last quarter of 2012 was in rush mode.  I was so busy from October on that I never had a chance to enjoy the process or time I spend quilting.  Well…I decided this morning that even if it takes a year to do a scrappy quilt, or a month to quilt up my Mom’s quilt, I am just going to enjoy the time.  So…I am going to get a bunch of projects cut and then start working on them.  There are no deadlines to get things done (so far) and I want to slow down and enjoy something I started as a hobby, but then turned it into what I do with everything else…hurry hurry rush rush get it done so I can move on to the next thing.

On a side note, I did figure out how/what I am going to do with my granny squares.  I have the project drawn out and know how many granny squares I need…like 420 or something crazy like that.  Good thing it’s a project that I just do while I watch TV…once again no rush!  I like that.

Keep Simply Delighting!

Another Wednesday WIP

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What have I been working on?  I have been working on granny squares!  I am making 6 inch and 3 inch grannys.  I have about 40 done, and I need many, many more.  Thankfully, they go quick.  I have to design my afghan yet, so I am not sure how many I need.  Overall, it’s a nice, fun, easy project to do while I watch TV.

This weekend I have to get moving on some quilting projects.  My goal is to at least get my Mom’s quilt basted.  And maybe some other projects cut.  Maybe with them cut, I’ll have more motivation to get sewing.  I’ve been low in the motivation area!!!

Linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.

 

Slow Down Sundays!!

I don’t know about you, but I needed a day to slow down and just spend some time doing nothing or doing something low-key.  Today is that day.  I only have a few days left of my holiday vacation and I plan to enjoy them rest of them doing some things I have been wanting to do.  I feel like one of the reasons I started this blog was to take a step out of my busy life and enjoy something, whether it’s cooking, sewing, crocheting, reading etc.  Well, it’s a different kind of busy for me, but a busyness none the less. 

I made a rough list of some projects I want to do in 2013.  It’s a short list with only about 10 or so items.  I want to finish up a few things that are hanging over from 2012, and then I am going to start to do some skill building projects to expand my knowledge.  I am looking forward to that. 

Meanwhile, I hope to spend the day making some granny squares and watching either a movie, some DVR, or the Food Network, HGTV, or the like.  Here is what I am working with.

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Keep Simply Delighting!

 

Time for WIP Wednesday!!

It’s that time again…time for an update to my WIP list for December!!!

Here’s what I have been working on this week…My Mom’s quilted hobo purse.  I have some of the fabrics cut.  Also, there is a couple of other goodies I want to make for her that go inside the purse, and I picked out the fabric for those as well.  Sorry about the poor pictures, I need to get my camera working again!!

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The fabrics for her purse

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The fabrics for the other stuff

Here is the update on my other WIPs…updates in red

1. Finish Mom’s queen size quilt and shams-not done…won’t be til after Christmas now

2. 2 throw pillows to go with Mom’s quilt -done

3. A couple special presents for my Mom (very small projects)-one is done, the others on this weekend

4. Granny square challenge-ends today!  I made 12 squares!

As always…keep Simply Delighting!!!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Granny Square Challenge

An organization I belong to has adopted a family for the holidays and issued a challenge to make the kids in the family blankets.  We have decided to have a granny square challenge.  A bunch of us are making granny squares and we are going to have a joining party.  Here are a few I have made.  I am so excited to make this granny square because they are so easy to make, and only take about an hour. 

We have until December 12 to make as many granny squares as we want or can.  I can’t wait to get crocheting!