Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A hex or a curse

this quilt has been somewhat of a curse for me ... i enjoyed doing the handwork of english paper piecing but the sheer volume of hours to complete this quilt soon became daunting ... i put it away and soon the weight of another UFO started to weigh on me ... i hauled it out with a plan of sewing it on a background and calling it finished ... there was one large hexagon which was missing ... oh well i said i will figure out what to put in that large hole ... about this time i mentioned it to my group of new quilting friends and Melissa said " i started that same quilt but i am never going to go any further on it perhaps one of my hexagons will work ... and amazing she brought them over and one fit in the hole with just a bit of work ... 

you can see the added hexagon in the upper left hand corner... thank you Katja Marek for the experience...

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Circling circling circling

we just returned yesterday from an overnight boating journey which turned into 6 days ... although not well prepared to spend an extra 4 days away i did take enough sewing to last until the final day which we spend fishing
i have been spending my evenings and car/boat time hand appliqueing circles onto low volume 6 1/2 squares ... these are some of my finished squares for our trip ... i am finding hand stitching to be very relaxing not to say how portable it is
 we spend most of our time tied up at Gorge Harbour Marina on Cortes Island ... the marina was a lovely spot with a pool, hot tub, laundry, store and beautiful gardens ... we walked, sewed, read books and dreamt ... our last day there we felt very adventurous and hitchhiked into the nearest town for lunch ... not to worry it is a way of life on the island and we were told it was safe ... we met some wonderful people all of whom had their own stories to tell 
i love to hear people's life stories and everyone has one to tell ... what story would you tell me if we were in a car together?