Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Nine patches

All the scrappy strips are stitched together. I stitched all the swaped strips together into random nine patches. The random mix of everyone's scraps are like the mixture of quilty friends.

Happy, funny and the whole is bigger than all the parts. Some of the scraps are from recent quilts and others verg on vintage.

All the nine patch block stitched together. I 'm ready to stitch all of everyone's scraps into a happy quilt.

More random placement of blocks is mixing it up as a corner is started

I'm happy to have this under my needle. Hope you are doing something you  enjoy today.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Simple Stitching

Simple strip piecing was cause for joy this afternoon. I didn't sew for too long but it made my day.  Returning to a quilt from earlier this year means I am on the mend.

Stacks of scrappy strips were stitched in units of 3's, then cross cut and traded with 7 other friends at quilt group.

Stitching theses into nine patches for Bonnie Hunter's quilt Rick  Rack Nine Patch.

and another hexie

Making progress on a couple ufo's !!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hexagon Suprise

These novelty print hexies are part of an unexpected but wonderful gift from Rachel at Blue Mountain Daisy

A talented quilter and blogger that has been keeping me in touch with the quilting world during recent times.

The wonderful Dilly Bag came with the gift of scraps.

All of these treasures will be added to the hexagon sample tin.

My collection of 1" hexies all different fabrics. Covering the papers started a few years ago when my hands needed a task. I don't remember if there was a project but now it is just a collection of fabric samples.

The colorful rows remind me of lollies.  Full of promise. Some of the samples have personal memories and others are shared from friends and family.

Now a gift from a fellow quilter who's style is modern with a twist of traditional has returned my interest to the box of hexies.

I shall start covering papers and delight in the color and diversity of the prints being added to the sample tin.

Meanwhile stop over at Rachel's and enjoy her beautiful winning entry in the Sydney Quilt Show.