Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Has It Been a Month?!

Wow.  It has been one month since my last post!  That is terrible.  Where did the month go?  I am not sure.  I do know that I have been out of town for three of the past four weekends, so that is part of it!

Anyway, I try to sew as much as I can, when I can, and am thinking about what I want to create when I am not able to sit down at my machine.

Here are a few things I have been up to lately -

Jelly Roll Race -

My LQS had a jelly roll race a week ago.  I have made this kind of quilt top before but never raced!  It was fun!  I didn't place at the race but had a good time sewing with friends.  I used the bright and cheery fabric - Tradewinds by Lily Ashbury for this one and am pleased with how it turned out.

jelly roll race

Houndstooth Baby Quilt -

I finished the Houndstooth Baby Quilt top that I have been working on for a few weeks.  I found myself working on this one sporadically.  Quilters A.D.D. I guess!  Anyway, I am glad it is done and need to find some fabric for the back.  This is a for a baby that is due in June so I am still ahead of the game!  The pattern is Houndstooth by V&Co and I used purple and grey Bella Solids for the fabrics.  


Hexagon Quilt -

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend QuiltCon in Austin!  It was a great experience and I need to do a post on that so I won't forget the experience.  Anyway, one of the classes I took was taught by Jacquie Gering.  She was a great teacher and I am really glad to have taken her class. In the class we learned how to machine piece hexagons!  I am pretty slow at the process but enjoying the result.  Like the Houndstooth quilt above, I work on this one for a little while and then put it away for awhile.  I don't have a picture of my progress yet, so this is the picture from the design wall in the class.  The fabric I am using is Lily Belle by Bari J. for Art Gallery.  I love these fabrics!!

Hexie quilt WIP

I need to go back and update all of my WIP's but I am afraid to!  Eek!  Too many to count!  Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Freshly Pieced today.  Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Those are some very pretty projects, especially the hexies. Is there a thing as twoo many WIPs? It's just a sign of how creative we are... ;)

  2. I'm working on hexies too. I wish I would have taken that class at Quiltcon, but mine go together fast by hand.

    I don't want to think about how many WIPs I have...eek!

  3. Love all 3 of these quilts! I did a jelly roll race one too this week! So fun.

  4. Wonderful quilts! I love your houndstooth, i've been thinking of making it myself. It's on the long list at the moment.

  5. Beautiful quilts!! I love the look of the houndstooth, I haven't seen one like that, love it:)

  6. I have such hexie envy... and I did not know you could machine piece them. I am now so curious about what you learned.