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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hexagon Dreams

I spent yesterday quilting my friend Marian's One Block Wonder. She chose a very bright, happy pinata fabric and I've had a blast working on it. (Yeah for the return of the quilting mojo!) Almost a full day of smooth sailing. (There was the time I spent looking for the batteries I bought for my laser light but I'm not counting that. I knew I put them in the safe spot and I checked that stupid spot 3 times before I saw them.)

During my rest times, I sat at my sewing machine and pieced a few more strips for the Hexagon Quilt Along. This morning I had to put a couple blocks together! My design wall was empty and lonely.

While at the library the other day, I checked out 3 One Block Wonder Books. I have so many friends doing these quilts and I am such a follower (babbaaaaaaa). I think I am going to try to make a few cubes to go with my hexagons. And someday I will find the perfect fabric and make my own OBW. After reading the books, I now want them for my own library.

Today I will finish quilting Marian's OBW and load Crystal's quilt that I've had forever and try to get it quilted and make some more hexagons. I think I have planned the perfect rainy day projects. Oh yeah, I have a crockpot cookbook from the library and I will find a recipe for chicken so dinner will be ready when the big guy walks through the door. (Old joke, very old joke!)


Glen QuiltSwissy said...

oh, wow! love your hexis!

I did not have time to look at everyone's design walls this week, I am in withdrawal.

And hey....thanks for your words about my mom!


Dena said...

I've been curious about the one block wonder technique after seeing a couple of great designs. Wish we had a library where I could check-out the books before purchasing.

Love the fabric used in the Hexagons. Brights and black are always a winner in my book.

The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

Wow, just look at what you got done! Things are looking great, as usual. :)


Diane said...

love how you looked 3 times in the safe place before seeing the batteries--sounds like something I do---you crack me up.
I love the OBW you quilted and the quilting looks perfect!
I definately agree the OBW books are worth having in your own library-permenantly.

Judy S. said...

Nice work! YOu've been busy, that's for sure.

Quilter Kathy said...

So glad the mo jo is back!

Lori said...

safe spots!! Yup, you can look in them 10 times and not see what you're looking for. And I could maybe have some food for the DH if he would consistently want to eat at the same time each day! My mojo is resting.