The circle of life?

Last week started with me starting to stitch a little hexie piece for the next Naperville Modern Quilt Guild challenge. I was using the 3/4″ hexagon papers from Paper Pieces and things were going well, other than the little Diet Doctor Pepper spill… DSC03404I think it will wash off?

But a couple of phone calls later and my plans for the week had changed…

I made a little sample for a three hour Intro to English Paper Piecing,

DSC03461and quilted it,

DSC03466and set to work on a Modern quilt sampler

DSC03403But then I was interrupted …

By two very welcome visitors…

We went to the park where the see-saw called their names,

DSC03459and then there was the the climbing frame…

DSC03456 Ruby wasn’t for being left behind. She got to the third rung before needing to be rescued…

DSC03457 Fun!

Monday soon came around again and it was back to the sewing machine.

I finished the sampler… My favorite Michael Miller Cotton Couture grey with the pinks I bought at Gentler Times when they had 25% off for Valentine’s Day…

DSC03481DSC03493and made a You too can machine quilt sample, using 50 wt. Aurifil thread for a great result.

DSC03499Those all made and photographed I moved on to a little Taking wool appliqué a step further piece. The Village Quilters in Wheaton will be working on it next week in a little lecture/demo I’m presenting. It’s not quite finished but here’s where I’m up to.

DSC03487I’m thinking the completed piece will make a nice little needle book cover. That’s why there’s the gap down the middle.

Here’s a close up of those embroidery stitches…

DSC03490So today I’ll be stitching on the teal circle and might be able to move on to the ever growing stack of pieced hexagon blocks.

DSC03503or maybe I’ll be back to those pink and green hexagons I started last week with?

I have also been researching Coconut Cakes for Sarah’s birthday at the weekend…


  1. Catherine Perrin said:

    Love the “You too can machine quilt” sample….what fabric did you use, it seems to have a sheen to it?

    April 4, 2013
    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks! It was an Art Gallery fabric in pale green. They do have a slightly silky finish.

      April 4, 2013

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