Saturday, June 12, 2010

Slow Quilting

Quilts are often slow in the making.
The quilts we work on seem to fall into two groups. Quick machine pieced and slow hand work.
My newest project is a SLOW one. I quilt with a woman who calls her slow cooked soup bottom of the fridge soup. My scrap hexagons are definitely bottom of the boxes slow quilting.
That being said sometime in the past couple of weeks I have managed to cut out what seems like heaps of hexagons. Covering them in off moments and in between other jobs.
I arranged them in a plastic tackle box. They are sort of color graded in the hopes that as I start to stitch them together I don't end up with big areas of one color. So far it seems like a good idea. Thanks to the fisher folk for a useful box.
Eye Candy
A closeup view of my box of hexagons is definitely eye candy. It reminds me of the round soft pastel colored mints that were arranged in rows in candy boxes.
I think they were Easter Candy but I'm not sure. Anyone know?

Lots more slow quilting to go. Tomorrow DH and I are taking the train to and from the city to see an exhibition of old Australian Documents. Hum 2 hours of hexagon covering. Yep I can handle that.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. We are celebrating the Queen's Birthday which means 3days. Happy Stitching to all. Terry


Miss 376 said...

I love that box of hexagons. I haven't done any of those since I was in junior school and made a cushion

Kaite said...

hi Ter, your box of tackle hexies looks good enough to eat. enjoy your weekend, k.

Notjustnat said...

They are great looking hexies stacking them in that useful tackle box. I have few of them for my beads. We are in ACT this weekend. Really enjoy the time with Bella and her family - have a great weekend yourself - Hugs Nat

Narelle said...

They do look good enough to eat, don't they.

Sue-Anne said...

Your hexies are definately eye candy!

Suedio said...

Terry, your hexagons look great in the tackle box - very good idea. Even if you never did anything else with them, but open the box and admire them, you've done well. I may have to go and do a little organising myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Regards, Sue

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Terry they do look like eye candy!!! You have a great long weekend too...Happy Stitching, Dzintra♥x

Leanne said...

What a great idea using the tackle box