Sunday, August 19, 2007

Borrowed blog-fodder.

I visited my friend N. today and got to explore her quilt room... lots & lots of fat quarters, a few cool FOs, and this:

She's doing a hexagonal charm quilt - which means every single aproximately 3" diameter hexagon is a different fabric. Oh... and did I mention - SHE'S PIECING BY HAND!!! It's really beautiful, and she's got a ton of fabrics I've never seen before. I donated a few fabrics to her effort, and I can't wait to see the whole thing finished.

I've made a little progress on my I-spy quilt. If I really devoted some time to it, I could finish it in a week or two. But I've got a few other things on my plate at the moment... not fun crafty stuff either... but good stuff. I want to find a good program to get TESOL certified, and hope to be enrolled in a program this fall. That's the plan anyway. Wish me luck!!


5 comments:

Bezzie said...

Wow. Piecing by hand? That might be easier though with all those teensie little pieces maybe???

Zonda said...

EEEK, must look away!!! Although it is so pretty...I'm having flashbacks of spending almost 2 years quilting this... http://www.flickr.com/photos/59033567@N00/270982791/in/set-72157594330401402/

Magatha said...

My father's mother used to make those hexagonal quilts, all pieced and quilted by hand. She wasn't really an 'artist' though, her hand quilting looked like basting stitches.
My mother's mother used to make fancy appliqu├ęd quilts, giant displays of flowers etc. She did it all by hand.

Libby said...

Just started a Grandmother's Flower Garden - I've got it scheduled as a twenty-year quilt, ha ha! It's a great hand project though, much less fussy than applique (in my opinion.)

I love the I spy - and I bet Mom & Baby will too!

jpknits said...

I really, really enjoyed piecing a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt by hand. I didn't go the traditional (and almost traditional British) method of paper piecing. I stitched seams with distinct attention to the seam allowances and the corners with the turns they required. I found it very satisfying. It was a good portable project for me at the time.

Looks like your friend enjoys it!