First up are the remaining 3 small wallhangings.
I also got my January blocks done for the Mystery Quilt Along
Then I had this bright idea that I could do a quilt-as-you-sew table runner, on my longarm machine!
Basically it's the stitch and flip method that I've done on my domestic machine. I really just wanted to prove to myself that I 'could' do it. The three main blocks were from a workshop I did with the Community Sewers back in Green Bay, WI. I did apply the binding to the top while it was still loaded on the rails, all except for 12 inches. That's the amount that I needed for making a bias joining. I did that and the final decorative stitching on my Viking 500.
I got a potato pouch finished for my neighbors.
Then I decided to make a One Block Wonder quilt. This consists of hexagons made of 6 equilateral triangles. You stack 6 identical cuts of fabric, align them precisely, cut strips, cut the strips into triangle-sets. You then take each set and make a hexagon. These are then arranged in some pleasing to the eye design and sewn together. Borders can be added. There are a few variations of the blocks that I might do. Here's a group picture of the beginning fabric, triangle sets, and the first 15 hexies up on my design wall.
I have made more hexies, but my design wall can't display them all opened out, so this next photo shows 33 half-hexies.
I'm trying to keep similar colors close together. I have 114 full hexies to make, along with some variations with other fabric. This will not be a quickly finished project. But, it is something I've wanted to get started on for quite some time. So it's a start, towards a finish, and I'm happy with that.
I started this little coaster a while back, and it is now a finished piece.
I've done some hand stitching on my jacket. It's an ongoing project to keep my hands busy at mtgs.
So that makes my project count at: 6 finished, 2 more having substantial progress made on them, and 1 with a little something added. I'm satisfied. Actually, I'm pleased.
So now it's your turn. What have you been up to? Leave a comment, and if you have an active blog leave its address so we can all come visit you.
May God bless the work of your hands, and the words of your mouth. - Luann