Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hot August Not

Honestly, where does time go ... ? In the back of my mind I've had this nagging feeling (along with a couple of migraines) that I haven't blogged here ... but then neither has anyone else.

I promise things HAVE been happening behind the scenes.

You see ... I got kind of caught up ... in a crazy hexagon craze! This wasn't really supposed to happen, considering I'm still busy busy on this and this. But you see, Lynne of Lily's Quilts started a "HEX A LONG" inspired by this quilt and then ....

Watermelon and Friends Overview

I only allow myself to work at this one a block at a time during the week and even then evenings only ... but weekends are fair game.

Then, there's this one, my take-along everywhere project. I picked up this simple but inexpensive case at Ikea (yes, I know coulda-shoulda *made* it but this way I have more time to stitch *fun* things). Makes taking along so simple: doctor's office, 5-hour round-trips to Germany, the garden for a half hour each evening when Axel comes home. When I get back, the hexies get sorted into my tray to make sure I'm keeping my color saturation where I want it. Am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the fabric I designed and was printed by Spoonflower and another order of Japanese fabrics ordered from the states. Also found some more gorgies at a friend's shop nearby.

have Hexagons - will TravelVintage Hexies

And I promise to get busy on Jane again ... I realized today that I never blogged about my "fake" method for reverse applique - so that's on the top of the list for this week.

Maria, on the other hand, has been busy with Jane and you can see more of her gorgeous blocks here.

I know Deb has been busy too getting ready for their quilt show. Now if only we'd been smart-er and had told you about it before the show ...

And I'll be checking in with Dana later tonight.

Mary? I am sooo excited .. we've made a date .. to have coffee and exchange our little quilts .. in November!!

So, what have you been up to? Has your weather been as crappy as ours (not that I'm complaining - wink ... our summer just came early - April / May early and now fall is firmly on it's way). Are you busy with the summer, kids going back to school, new projects, heaven forbid that jump start on Christmas gifts? Tell us what's on your sewing table ... we'd love to hear, and if you have a blog we'll be sure to stop by and see!

Don't forget I blog over here too .. you'll find my latest knitting project, a day out in Gent, a another quilt along - I'm one of the designers ... and more! I hope you'll stop by!


Karen said...

That is beautiful!!! Fabulous fabrics, just plain fun!

randi--i have to say said...

i LOVE your hexies! so bright and beautiful!

Jane's Addicted. said...

wow - that hexagon thingy - especially those curved pinwheel things - has my head spinning... i feel a new obsession coming on...