Sunday, June 17, 2018

six-sided stitching . . .

I'd made good progress on my challenge quilt . . . then ran into a snaffu, which has stumped me. Rather, I was trimming it down and trimmed it too much.  The minimum size has to be met, and I unwittingly trimmed 1/2" below that.  Ugh.  My last day to work on it will be Friday/Saturday of next week. I need to quickly figure out how to right my wrong.

I also made progress on my hexie quilt (and didn't then impede said progress with a stooopid mistake).  Our summer pattern for Fridays is to take the boat out; Todd fishes and Denise stitches. 
Well, I also read, swim, float, and dangle my feet in the water. It works well for us!  I got more than halfway through my dark turquoise blue hexies, leaving me 9 more (out of 23) to finish.  Then all I've got left are 30 yellows, 24 dark purples, and 24 hot pinks.
I've used this page (which I printed from EQ) for SO much!  It's helped me figure yardage, I've used it to mark which one were cut, and now which ones are basted.  I'll use it to note what's been whipped together, too.  It's been very handy!  
Much like my "station" has been handy.  I like having a station for hand projects; it makes it easy to pick them up and carry them wherever I'm going to be.  Whether that's work, babysitting, on the boat or in the doctor's waiting room.  Keeps everything tidy and at my fingertips!
This is a quilt I'd like to have finished by October 2019 (for our guild's next show). I know, I know -- it's more than a year away.  Still, that's pretty darn ambitious for me! I've got about 6.5 hours worth of hexie basting still to go before I start whipping them together. 

I got to spend some one-on-one time alone with Miss Edith yesterday afternoon while her big sisters (and folks) went to see a movie.  She's darling and we enjoyed our time together!
She's more interested in pushing buttons on the phone than smiling for a pic.  Ha!

That's it for me for now. Today is HeLP (HeLP for Hexie-aholics) over on Sarah's page, so I'm linking up there, as well as on Kathy's Slow Sunday stitching. Y'all have a great rest of the weekend!

:)

12 expressed . . .:

Denise :) said...

Talent and individual expression are not qualities that just other people possess. You have it too! All of you have a capacity for creativity in your quilting. Let yours happen and realize there are no boundaries to your unique expression. -Anonymous

Sarah said...

Such gorgeous colours you are using in your hexie quilt. It's going to be beautiful.

Deb A said...

Love your Friday! Sounds like a nice relaxing day. Having the hand work organized and ready to bring with you is the key to getting it done. Good luck with your goal.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Great hexie quilt! I love the bold colours! Your granddaughter is so cute. Have a good day .

Sandy said...

Cute wee one pushing buttons, lol. Love all the bright colors in your hexie's. Good luck with your long term project. Dipping your feet in the water looks refreshing.
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Quilter Kathy said...

Oh Edith is so sweet! Hexies and babies and boat rides... could life get any better?!?!

Sarah said...

I have faith you’ll finish the quilt by your show - you’ll see how fantastic it looks when you start whipstitching and just get totally sucked in to it. As far as your challenge quilt - can you add a border to just 2 sides to get it back to the proper size?

Barbara said...

Those feet in the water look so refreshing. I’m loving your colorful hexies. Looking forward to seeing them sewn together.

Jill said...

Dangling my feet in water is one of my favorite summer things to do. Relaxing. It is great to have a take along project. I think you are smart starting early on your guild's show. Time goes by quick. Obviously adorable Miss Edith is blessed distraction.

Pamela said...

This hexie layout is stunning!

Frédérique said...

Beautiful quilt to be, it's going to be bright and shinning!

Kate said...

Your hexie quilt is going to be gorgeous. Happy stitching this week.