I wanted to show you my first set of finished blocks from The New Hexagon, Blocks on the Go for Quilts that Grow (BOG) BOM.
The idea is to use embroidery floss or pearl cotton and big stitch them so they will be quilted when all are finished. I think I’m going to machine quilt them when they are all done. As soon as I get enough variety, I’m going to start stitching the hexies together. I love the way they are turning out using the Bonnie and Camille fabrics. These four contain fabrics from Scrumptious, Miss Kate, Daysail, and Hello Darling. I have two of the inside pieced hexies finished for February, but no pictures yet. If you are interested in the BOM, check out Katjas Blocks on the Go here.
I received my check for jury duty this week. A whopping $75 for 3 days. I decided to take it and spend it all in one place. I think I told you before, within about a 15 mile radius, we have four quilt shops. It used to be five until recently when the owner retired. I visited two this week. This is what I found at Sew Main Street in Woodstock, GA.
This is a Riley Blake layer cake called Offshore by deenarutter. I thought it would be perfect for February’s Mini and Mores project, Clambake Mini by thimble blossoms.
I plan on using the cream surf shack fabric for the backing and the red print from Bonnie and Camille Daysail for the binding. The pattern calls for a charm pack, but since I’m using a layer cake, I’ll be able to fussy cut and showcase some of the fabric designs. The shop also had some Moda Lawn.
I have a shirt pattern that I bought last year that I wanted to make out of Liberty of London lawn, but couldn’t bring myself to spend $40+ a yard on something I wasn’t sure was going to fit right. I ended up getting a nice soft quilters cotton and plan on making it this spring. This Moda Lawn was under $12 a yard. I got enough of it to either make a skirt or another top. I don’t sew clothes often enough anymore to really know which size on the pattern to use. I used to make a size 10 which has a 32 1/2 bust. That’s so not me anymore. Since I knit, I do know my measurements so hopefully I’ll be alright.
I also went to Tiny Stitches in Marietta where I picked up some fabric for my son’s college graduation quilt.
No he doesn’t go to Georgia Tech, but Kennesaw State. I had a hard time getting the gold in the picture to be the right color. I plan on making a disappearing 4-patch. I’ll use different black prints and use the same gold for the contrasting color. I did this in a summer disappearing 4-patch that I made and liked the affect instead of being all scrappy.
Well that’s all for now. I’ve got a lot to get going on. Thank’s for stopping by.