Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Hexie coming along!

Much, much progress is getting done on this old UFO!  So, so happy to see this happening.

All the red hexies have now been prepped.  Sewing of them will happen along with the remainder of the white hexies.  Got to switch from white to red occasionally to keep boredom from coming and stalling this project. Still, isn't that red hexie border going to be gorgeous!  It will give the project that zing that I hadn't initially thought about.  My dear hubby suggested it to me and he was so right!

For the last section, all the white hexies have now been removed off the design wall.  They were carefully labelled and photos taken so that I will know where they are to be sewn onto the last section.

Here is where they all went.  Pinned onto these quilted squares.  Recently, when cleaning out a cupboard, they nearly got tossed, but the light bulb clicked on and they are perfect for this project.  They are easy to take along to the cottage for those lazy days of sewing on the porch.
One square of pinned white hexies have been sewn together and attached to the last section (bottom right).  Oh yes, lots and lots of progress happening.  My goal is to have this as a finished top by the end of August.  
Since taking the last photo, a section of the red hexies were removed and pinned onto a styrofoam board and ready anytime I feel like sewing on them.

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering ..... that pile of red scraps didn't make a dent at all.  I'm still left with a good pile.  Hummmmmm ..... perhaps another red quilt will need to be made?

My July binding challenge is done and photos of the quilt will be coming soon.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Monday, July 17, 2023

Couldn't help myself!

As my red/white hexi top is being sewn together, I just had to start playing around with the red hexies in the borders.   This is just a start .... many more red hexies to be made.

The panels on the left have all been sewn together so that I can get a head start on placing my red hexies.

Here is a close-up of the hexies that have been joined together so far.

All my red scraps were pulled, ironed and ready to be used.  Can my borders be made entirely out of this pile?  Only time will tell but there is such a nice selection of reds in that pile.

For my July binding challenge, there are just 1-1/2 sides to do and this quilt will be finished.  I've been taking this with me for babysitting and work on it when kiddies are down for nap time.
Major cleaning has been happening lately in my studio and in the bedroom adjacent to my studio.  Hubby needs a bed that has a mattress and box spring so that a bed rail can be installed.  With his Parkinson's, he is starting to have an issue getting out of bed and needs a rail to help him.  The studio bed fits the bill and that will be moved upstairs for him and his platform bed will be gifted to a niece.  So there will a flurry of moving furniture around in the next week or so.

Another thing that I arranged for him was to get all his medication into a weekly blister pack.  Now, I can check at a glance to see that he is taking his meds at the right time each day.  He was getting a bit confused about his meds and I jumped on that solution quickly.

Home Care did come in to do a home inspection to ensure our home was safe for him and me.  There were a few things that had to be corrected and now our home is safe .... for now.  As his Parkinson's progresses, we may to have a few more things installed to enable hubby to get around and that will be dealt with at the time.  Most likely he will need a chair lift on the stairs and a person will be coming to give us a quote and determine what is best for him.

As you can imagine, our lives are ever changing.  At some point, we will have to discuss moving out of our current home and into a senior complex ..... but just not yet ..... but that day is coming.

So ..... cherish your day, cherish your life!

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Hexie a go-go

So, so happy to have this finished and not have anything else left to do on it.  From start to finish, it took me about two and a half months.  Used up charms and lots of scrap batting.  Did I mention that I'm so, so happy?  LOL

The fact that the back looks just as good as the front ..... two for one!  Bonus!
Now, for some random outdoor photos.

Quilt Details:
Started:  April 7, 2023
Finished:  June 27, 2023
Hexie edge size:  2-1/2"
Quilt size:  56" x 78"
Batting:  poly scraps
Hand pieced and hand quilted!

Now, for my next quilt-as-you-go project .... this will be it.  This won't be started for a while as there are a few UFO's that I would like to move along, or hopefully finish to a flimsy.  Once started, this will consume all my time until it is done.
Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Friday, July 7, 2023

Cheating hexies

Now that all the white hexies are complete and pinned in place, it is time now for the sewing together of those hexies.

After about a week of working here and there, the panel on the left is now complete.  Yippee!

This was the start of the harvest moon at the cottage this past weekend.  I went out later to try and catch a better photo, but the mosquitoes were so bad, that I quickly ran back inside the cottage.  So, this photo will just have to do, but take it from me, the red moon in the night sky and shining onto the lake below was stunning.

For my July binding challenge, this quilt will be it.  I need something to take with me for babysitting this Saturday and since there will be no pins to lose in the carpet for two little babies (they are Irish twins)  to find later, this is perfect.  Safer for all and it still gives me something to work on.

We did have a number of days of very hot and humid weather, but it has since cooled down a bit and we have had more rain.  A breather for now until the next heat wave comes around.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!