So, after kicking myself up the back side, I finally got the lovely Jenn at Knotted Threads blocks finished. I have to admit I found the process of making these quite laborious, something to do with being so very late making them, and the multiple stages of production. You begin by very precise cutting the diamonds, then piecing them, then precisely gluing them to the paper backing ensuring the seam is just right round the outside, then cutting the background pieces and carefully attaching them- and that's without mentioning the trimming of the blocks, the paper pieced seams, and various stages of ironing. But, lets be honest, they make fabulous blocks, and are perfect for a bee, as you would be at the end of your tether if you had to make a whole quilts worth of them!! :o). Now I just need to remove the papers from the back :o(
Mr Sizzix has been put into action this week, and within a very short time, produced a big pile of these (around 450 in total so far, should keep me busy for a while).
So with another little person on the way I decided to start the big project early, yep, for any regulars, you guessed it, I will be making another one of these:
The last completely hand made hexy quilt took me 2 and a half years, lets see if we can get this one made a little quicker shall we? Maybe, but don't quote me on it!!
And after this weeks scan, we now know the sex of the baby, more pink, which my stash is thankful for, that will help with choosing fabrics for the project, and guess what, I managed to pick up a couple yesterday to kick start me...
...whilst meeting up with the fabulous Di (one of my Stitch Tease friends, who was over visiting family in the midlands) and Bridget (one of my East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild sisters and Di's sister in law). After a small peruse of the local Sewing Cafe in Hinckley we headed out for coffee and cake, well it would have been rude not to!!
I think that's enough for one post, I'll be back soon with some more sewing progress, as it seems my sewjo is kicking right back in!
Hope you're having a productive month :o)