Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Current Project

Lately I've been working on English Paper Piecing making little hexagon after hexagon.

I have a number of them made up. I've actually lost count at this point! Though I may have close to 1000 made up at this point.That being said, I actually need to start connecting the pieces to actually create something! I think I will aim for a lap quilt unless I keep sewing the hexies!

I greatly enjoy the process of creating each little hexagon. It is a very relaxing task for me to do in the evenings while enjoying television shows with my husband. So I have a feeling I'll continue the process of sewing each hexagon and make more projects in the future.

My current project is a modern take on snowflakes using the hexagons. The design is made with very traditional techniques. Almost the entire piece is hand sewn except for the border. Of course, I will machine sew the backing onto the front.

Here's where I am currently:
(c) Crafty Ashley B
Hand quilting with some quarter inch tape

Luckily I have next week off to work on this project. Plus it's a good simple project to take with me to my husband's parents' home for Thanksgiving. I can visit but still sew!

In other news... 

On Saturday, I visited the Northeast Louisiana Modern Quilt Guild. While a small group, it was wonderful to chat with other women who are quilt makers. I haven't done that in quite some time in the real world! Online, yes. It was awesome to be able to physically touch other's creations and see their process and talk out different processes. I really hope to make the December meeting also. Not sure yet if it will be feasible to become an official member of the group due to distance and time constraints. But we shall see!

Unfortunately I haven't made much progress on sewing up my Christmas gifts but like I said thank goodness for having next week off! One of the many reasons I am grateful that I work at a university!

Here's one more picture for the road!
(c) Crafty Ashley B
My current stitches! So many more to do! 
Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts. Please go check out all the other awesome quilters. If you are visiting from those sites, welcome!

Happy Sewing! 

(c) Crafty Ashley B


  1. Looking good! I also enjoy quilting with other people in real life. It's fun to see what everyone is making, and you can learn so much too. Enjoy your week off and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~ Lisa

    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! I don't get to sew with others often so it was a very different experience for me!


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