Last week I went to the second part of class I had attended to make a “Scrappy” Quilt As You Go. The night before I caught up with my work only to find out that I had rushed myself and didn’t concentrate on what I was doing and made mistakes. I started to do some of the quilt and understanding how to put them together the right way. So after completing the class I looked at what I had done. I’m just about to make some more of the pieces I need to replace but what to do with the mistake squares. Well while I was looking at the quilt on the floor, my dog (Raphy) made himself comfortable on the wrong squares…solution to make a dog blanket with the mistakes. See even a dog must likes a home made quilt.
Close-up of stitchery
Do you take some quilting with you while you go somewhere. I always have some craft work in my car. I have just finished some stitchery for part of a pillow that I did at the Christmas in July with Gail Pan. This is the first time I have used Cottage Garden Threads. These are cottons that are variegated and are made in Australia. They were very nice to work with and I love how they work with this stitchery.
I’ve also been working on another project – Chateau Hexagon by Lynette Anderson. I have already received the third BOM and have to trace them on to the fabric. I don’t mind tracing but I don’t have a light box. Being creative I made one. I brought a A4 clipboard which had a plastic clear sleave on it and a reading light – thus a light box.
Enjoying day off work then the following happened:-
Me:- I already got the mail
Child:- I know just thought I’d have a look outside
Me:- Have you got a parcel for me?
Me:- Yes you do I can hear the wrapping
Child:- No parcel look for yourself.
So I looked and decided to sit on the my chair and start doing some quilting.
Child starts to giggle and says “Maybe if you looked under your quilt you might find something….”
Yes it arrived. Lynette Anderson’s new mystery quilt called Chateau Hexagon. I got my quilt from the Little Quilt Store. I really can’t wait to start. The colors don’t seem to be like what Lynette would usually do but I think they look lovely. I purchased it with the fabrics and cottons and I am very happy with the selection. I think I’ll get the stitchery done first then the appliqueing and I’ll leave the hexagons till last. Would love to know your thoughts on this quilt and if your doing it how you are finding it.
Well I few weeks ago I sent an email to Lynette Anderson and got a very helpful response and intern was told that here was going to be another button club. She had two names and I told her that the latter was much better and I’m glad she decided to use it. Its called Chateau Hexagon and if you go to Lynette’s page or just press the button on my page for Chateau Hexagon. I’ve just started to get into hexagons since starting Hugs ‘n’ Kisses projects and just love the paper hexies that you do not have to remove. They just wash away. So I signed up with the Little Quilt Store and am counting the days till I get my new project…Oh I just realized that will be about the 5 project I’ve got going now…Gee looks like I’m going to have to manage my time to get them all finished by the end of the year HA HA HA