Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some Works in Progress

Oops, I haven't posted anything for a week.  Not much sewing has been going on, but I have been working on a few things, a little each day.  First are my hexies from The Hexie Blog.  I have appliqued May and June onto a background fabric.  The basket for April is not finished.  I am also experimenting with the sashing.  I think I will do the HST that I sewed between May and June.  I kind of like them.  What do you think?


Then there are my POTC blocks.  I have been working on these when I need to unwind  I cut out the pieces during the day and sew them together while I watch television in the evenings.  


I put a round of white hexies around the first block.  And I discovered something!  The blocks are made up of 24 coloured hexies.  This part goes pretty fast.  But then there are the white hexies.  There are 24 of them too - for each block.  The white doesn't hold my attention as much as the colours do. So I am having to persevere in order to get them sewn on.  I am going to have to set a goal for myself.  Like 12 white hexies before I start a new block.  That way I may get them all done before I run out of steam.  I am also experimenting with the joining squares.  I was going to make them colourful, but I think I will make them all a dark blue in order to save my eyesight.  All those colours are just too much!  

So there you have it!  My summer projects for 2014.  Both are English Paper Pieced.  And I love them both! There will be lots of machine time when the cold weather comes back and I have to stay indoors.  

I am going to link up with Audrey at Glory Be Quilter, who is taking over for Angie this week.  She has a give-away too.  So go there to see some more hexie love and maybe win something.

10 comments:

A Nudge said...

All the blocks are beautiful! Especially those POTC. Check out Esther Aliu's POTCs for some more eye candy. I'm with you, Hetty. I'm going to have to make room for Edyta's quilt.

Dolores said...

Both projects are looking good.

Manuela said...

Both EPP projcts are great.

Greetings, Manuela

Wacky Woman said...

Love all your hexies. Now I am working with them too. Eesh!

KaHolly said...

Wow, Hetty!! Such beautiful work! I haven't worked on my POTC blocks in a long, long time. I should pull them out! Yours are so beautiful.

Barb said...

Love them!!!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your patchwork of the crosses blocks

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So many lovely hexies!

Wendy said...

Love your POTC they are beautiful...

Audrey said...

Thanks for sharing on Hexie Weekend Linky Party!