Tomorrow is the last day of October, and there has been a sudden flurry of activity in my quilting corner over the last couple of evenings after I have arrived home from work.
I am very conscious of my October quilting wip (works in progress) roundup that I want to do on the first of November.
Has there been any progress during the last month? Have any projects been completed, photographed for posterity, maybe even hung on the wall? Hmmm … check this space in a day or two.
Yes, I do have visions of ticking some boxes. I have only about three hours of hand-sewing left in my latest hexagon quilt, a little number I am calling *smiles* … After two massive hexagon quilts that took between six and nine months each to sew up, it was lovely to work on a 50 x 50 inch project.
At the beginning of this quilt, as always, I spent time looking at images (via Google Images) of hexagon quilts until I had an idea of what I wanted to do.
*smiles* is a bright and colourful quilt, and there is lots of white mixed in with the colourful hexagons, which is my favourite go-to colour for a hexagon quilt. I downloaded a hexagon pattern png file, opened it up in Photoshop, and created my pattern from there by dropping colour into the hexagon shapes. This is what I ended up with.
It gave me a visual idea of where I was going, and helped me to calculate how many hexagons I needed to construct. I’ve written up a tutorial and taken photos as I have worked on this quilt, and I’ll post it here when the quilt top is done. So more on *smiles* later …
I’ve prepared a pesky quilt top for quilting … it has been lying around for ever waiting for some attention.
I’ve thought about fabric storage! Somehow my fabric stash has been growing! I’m not sure how that happened, but it has, and I have some space on top of a deep white dresser/cupboard that was originally my boy’s changing table (23 years ago). I’m thinking some white shelves perhaps … Ikea has these little numbers for just over $100. Though I dare not say Ikea too loudly in hearing of the man, as I’m pretty sure he is over putting Ikea furniture together!
Can you see these white shelves filled with beautiful bundles of fabric? I can!!!
I have also found a couple more projects that I want to make … does that count as progress? Not sure about that! Regardless, I think that some time in the near future, making a couple of bags may feature!
So … I’m guessing progess has been made. Check back in a couple of days to see a formal formal ‘wip’ report for the month of October, quilting-wise … it’s all the the cause of keeping me ‘sewing honest’!