Thursday, August 04, 2011

Progress Report

We had some really hot weather this summer, which brought my quilting to a virtual stand still.  But yesterday it rained - not much and not enough.  But that brought the temperature down a bit and I was able to sleep last night. 

I had a chance to visit some quilty friends yesterday and I was inspired by them.  Hurray for friends!   I had been working (sort of) on this hexagon I Spy quilt.  I still have a few more rows to do.  The hexies below the flimsy are fabric that was given to me recently.  The two on the left were from Connie (no blog) who gave me these when we met at her house yesterday.  The white one with the dog came from Nynke, the Dutch Purple Rabbit.  She sent me a package with some remnants she didn't need any more.  Thank you Nynke, you're the best!  I love other people's scraps!  I right away made a few more hexies.

There was also some red fabric in Nynke's stash.  Right away I made some blades for the Dresden Plate quilt I started recently.  This is to be my 'goto' quilt.  Whenever I don't know what to work on I will do a few blades.  They are English paper pieced.  I am kind of hung up on that method at the moment.

And last, but certainly not least, is my Wannabe Quilt.  I made this small section, from the purple down, in order to square the quilt off.  I had a lot of trouble doing that.  It seemed as if I was making it crooked.  It has sort of become a UFO over the past few months.  But I feel excited again!  Inspired by the energy of my friends!  I only have three more of these triangle sections to do.  And now that I can see a pattern, I am set to go.


the dutch purple rabbit said...

graag gedaan :)
the dog looks at his place.

wackywoman said...

Wow, looking good. Did I tell you I have stated working on hexies; it's madness. :-)

Oiyi said...

The little hexagons are so cute with the characters in the center.

The Calico Cat said...

Love that I SPY, but yo knew I would, right? (eh?)