Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Handpiecing

Cough, cough...I've been down with the viral crud since Saturday and haven't felt like doing much of anything. Thank goodness I had some hand work to do so when I wasn't napping I was attempting to watch TV (had to watch NASCAR!) and piece on English paper pieced hexagons using a charm pack of the Merrimack Collection by Judie Rothermel and the New England Quilt Museum. I had started this as something to piece while riding the shuttle to and from the office and on my lunch break so it was all prepped and waiting. I don't know what I'm going to eventually do with this but will probably add some more fabrics and just keep going until I get enough flowers for the size I want, whatever that may be! Here are the ones I've done so far and the second picture shows the back of one so you can see how I basted the fabric to a hexagon shape (1" hexagon from Paper Pieces)




And here is my second project for the last few days. I've been cutting out the pieces for my Inklingo project that I won on Tilde's blog (see previous post). And I've also begun piecing a few. This is so simple and wonderful to have the cutting and sewing lines already printed on the back of the fabric...it's perfect for when one is not feeling well and can't think straight!


That's all for now, I hope to get back to my machine piecing projects soon!

8 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick and hope you are recovering by now. So who's your driver's in NASCAR? Pretty exciting finish wasn't it?

You've got some beautiful fabrics in your hexagons. It is a great take-along project isn't it?

Have you decided about the shop hop yet? I'll be leaving here on Wed and driving to Johnson City, TN where my mom lives, spend the night with her and then on to Marietta on Thursday.

Have a good rest of the week.

Lissa Jane said...

Oh I love your hexagons.. they are gorgeous!!! and civil war fabrics to boot!! I hope you are on the mend and are getting better!


take care!

Lissa
Australia

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Thank you for stopping by me! I love this fabric!!

Marlene said...

I love your fabrics for both projects. Also love hexagon quilts. Hope you feeling better.

Catherine said...

The hexagons are wonderful -- as are the little blocks you're making with the Inklingo pieces from Tilde's giveaway!

Carolien said...

Hello Debbie,

I just discovered your blog. Thank you for your kind comment on my first quilt attempt! I love the fabrics you use for your hexagons, they are beautiful. I will read your blog the coming days, thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Carolien

Carolien said...

P.s. And i forgot to wish you a quick recovery!!!

Greetings, Carolien

Karen said...

These are beautiful. I'm about to embark on a little quilt that uses hexagons, a first for me, so I just stared and stared at yours. Hope mine can look half as nice.