It seems that since going to the November meeting of the NELA guild, I've been too busy to go to another! I can't make the January meeting due to a hand applique class at Cotton Candy Quilts in a Bossier City, LA! I'm quite excited about this class as I do not know how to applique!
The three groups that I am participating in are a bit different but have the same idea. In Tatty Swap we are creating 6.5" (unfinished) blocks with a bit of input from the recipient. For example, one of the ladies I'm swapping with wishes to build a black-and-white international quilt. I was happy to oblige! I'm not too sure how many I'll end up with in this group. For January I am mailing out four (below). Only one is an international mail out. Not sure how long that will take to reach the United Kingdom though!
I'm happy to note that these four blocks got in the mail today so that counts as a finish, right?
|Machine-Appliqued Hexagon Flower|
|Top: Stripped piece with white focal piece; no pattern|
Bottom: Mug Rug for my February swap (next group); Inspiration here.
Lastly I am doing a Baker's Dozen swap within a larger group. Basically I make 13 blocks (12.5" unfinished) and mail 12 of them. In the end I'll be able to sew up a quilt using everyone's block with my final 13th block for my own. I'm not sure what I'll be doing though I'm leaning toward a simple block using a set number of fabrics (4-6).
I am still making lots of hexies. After my little cutting accident on Wednesday I've been avoiding my sewing room. Word to the wise that rotary cutter is sharp! Luckily it wasn't as bad as could have been. I've cut into the top quarter of the middle finger nail of my left hand. Luckily it isn't my dominant hand!
I have sewn together a few of the hexies into flowers and plan to sew them onto a background of green. Thinking of doing a crazy quilt background of various shades with minimal quilting. This will be the spring pillow for my work office. Here's the flowers all ready to go:
|Ready for the background|
I have finally chosen a design for the 1000+ hexies that I have sewn up and sitting in a box! I plan to recreate the design found here. Pointedly I'm going for this look:
|Shared from this site.|
Hope everyone is enjoying the start of the new year! Here's to happy sewing and no more cut fingers! (Or sewn fingers!)
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