I spent the day at sewing today, had a wonderful time working on a recent sort of un-planned project. This means I should have finished a few things before starting this one.
You see I have been cutting out hexagons, 626 of them to be precise. I know I will probably have to cut some more as the project calls for 667. I made my hexagons slightly bigger so will have to wait until I get it going to see how many I actually need.
This is the pattern that I am following called "Country Garden" from a book I picked up from a lovely shop in Narrogin called Narrogin Patchwork and Paint. It is called "Everything Flowers - Quilts from the Garden" by Jean and Valori Wells.
The quilt in the book had 667 completely different fabrics. There was no way I could do this so I just delved into the stash and found fabric. I am using YLI Silk Thread in Grey to join the hexagons. As this wasn't available in town I did a bit of Internet shopping and my parcel was delivered yesterday.
I have always wanted to know the finer points of quilting and I could remember going to a craft show in Perth many years ago and Liuxin was there and she is the one and only stallholder I can remember. Her quilting was absolutely stunning. I sent an email asking if this thread would be suitable for joining hexagons and got a lovely quick response so decided to measure my finger for a thimble and get the book and DVD some needles and different threads. I can highly recommend The Thimble Lady.
Have a wonderful weekend, we are of to help Ainsley celebrate her Birthday and Julian's belated Birthday.. Bonnie went to Bali during the week and we received a email from Lucy this morning, she and David are in Taupo today and moving onto Wellington on the weekend. It seems that 2013 is the year for travelling as two more are of to New Zealand next month and one of them is going to the United States later on as well. Airports seem to be our second home this year.