Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March already!  The snow is finally starting to melt.  I shouldn’t complain about it, I love living in a country where we have the four seasons Each season has its good points, it just seems winter lasts longer than the others.  I’ve been busy working on miniature quilts, I am really enjoying doing them.  When I started doing miniature quilts  I thought they would go much quicker than full size quilts do,  but they take a long time to make.  The miniatures I am making are mostly done with hand sewing, so I can carry it around with me and work on it when ever I get a few minutes.  The one I have been working on is one made of Hexagons.  I love the look of scrap quilts, and have been making this one with hexagons.  I wanted it to be big enough to be a bed quilt for my 18” doll. 

This quilt did take me awhile to do, first I had to cut out the paper templates, then baste the material around the hexagons, then I needed to sew all the hexagons together.  I then added the orange border which has become my favorite material, I used it in the easystreet project and decided to border this quilt with it, I then finished the quilt by hand quilting it and adding the white binding.I really like the quilt and am thinking about doing a large quilt like it, but right now I am working on 2 other miniature quilts one using the starburst and one doing blocks. 
I love block quilts!! I think it was one of my favorites when I first started looking at quilts.  I will do a miniature quilt and might even make a baby quilt also using the blocks.  Both are paper pieced so I can carry them back and forth with me to work.   I work in a college, so instead of carrying a purse I carry a backpack.  I always have something in my backpack pack to work on.  I’m always afraid that I might be at work one day and the electricity will go out, and I’ll have to sit there with nothing to do. I even keep some hexies in my top drawer just in case. I want to work on the miniatures tonight, but sigh it’s my sister-in-law’s birthday this weekend an I’m knitting  her a decorative scarf and will have to work on that this week.

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