Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Another WIP this week.  First mentioned on the blog here, nearly 2 years ago.

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An homage to my grandmother's one-and-only-quilt-she-made (shown here) that I inherited, re-quilted and absolutely cherish.

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Another great scrappy project. All paper pieced and hand stitched. Each hexagon measures 1 inch along each side.

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I have 14 more flowers to make, white 'borders' to tie them all together and also some work to do on the edges to straighten them up a little. And that's before I've even begun to think about quilting (which I plan to do by hand).

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This is most definitely my slowest stitching project but a great one to pick up when I'm running out the door to Perle 8's and don't want to lug around a sewing machine. Also great for taking on holidays, or even having some piecework to keep in my bag for those moments when the craft 'itch' takes hold and I'm out and about!

Do you have a portable project like this one that you keep on hand? What is your 'go-to' slow crafting project?

Andi xx

27 comments:

Michele said...

What a fun quilt. I'm glad you're taking your time and enjoying the process.

Fran said...

Really loving all your recent projects! My similar hexagon quilt has been a WIP for about 3 years now...

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

I have been working on mine for a few months now, not really sure when I started???? I am really loving it too. The hand work is so relaxing and fun. I like making hexies more than joining them. You can check mine out on my blog. I am not sure about how to quilt it when done...

Cardygirl said...

Love your hexies and the inspiration quilt too. My current go to project would be the Brigitte Giblin 13 panel hexagons, but I always keep some paper piecing in my handbag..just in case!

summerfete said...

Great colour combo.

I'm just sat here with a bit of hand stitching, and to be honest I'm not thrilled!!

I think I've over done it this year,
with the summer of love quilt.

I bet it wont last though.

Clare

Lisa said...

Your colors are wonderful! Love the white border in there too. My hats off to you! Hand quilting??? A quilt that big? You are the woman!

a very fine house said...

I look forward to seeing it in real life. It is truly beautiful.

Lorraine said...

So pretty Andi !!
I love, love it .

meli B said...

Your project is looking great. Hexies are the easiest and best travelling companions. Mine come to school every day and even 15 minutes of free time is fine to get some stitches done.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

It looks lovely!

At the moment, my hand project of choice is knitting - but I also have some embroidery and needle turn on the go, if I need a change :-)

Michelle said...

I've been working on a hexagon quilt for 6 or 7 years. I might be disappointed once I'm finished!

Elena said...

Andi, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I never thought about doing a hexie flower garden, but this is fabulous.

My portable project is my own collection of hexies, plus I started doing the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's Fruit of the Month cross stitch. Both great projects for my lunch hour!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous! I am working on one with some Wee Play and i love your larger flower look! This will look fantastic. How could you not hand quilt it! :)

Janet said...

I'm loving your hexagons, the colours are very cheerful. Of course you know I've been bitten by the same bug too but I see it as a long termer.

Christine said...

Absolutely beautiful .. I love your hexagon quilt.

Jennifer said...

it looks really good!

right now my slow-stitching project is my aunt millie's garden hand applique project. it's not really portable (it requires a table), so for car and other on-the-go stitching, i'm going to be starting another hexagon project with my scraps.

someday i'll order those hexagon templates from paper pieces. i currently have a whole slew of the 3" hexagons, but this time i want to use 1".

Morah said...

I have started...and not finished but given away...the GFG twice. I love the pattern and I love yours! I will vicariously be watching the progress on yours.

If I ever start one again, it will be by machine! I don't have the patience for hand piecing. I'm so glad others enjoy what I cannot do so that I can enjoy watching their progress!
Marla

Danielle said...

gorgeous!

Kate said...

Its beautiful. I love the way the white borders bring it all together.

Marit said...

These are so pretty!
I love to have a paper piecing project going, but I tend to end up with a bad neck and shoulder. It's just too addictive. I need to learn to take breaks...

Rachel said...

It looks gorgeous!

My on hand, slow project is also a hexagon flower project. My first ever hand sewing project that i've enjoyed,

Yarn Wrap said...

looking fantastic. Hope you are also enjoying the holidays. love J

Gina said...

Can't beat hexies for a slow-stitching project. I've just finished doing straight white borders on my 2-inch hexie charm quilt. I sewed them on by hand because I've already pieced (and quilted the main part) by hand. Now I'll hand sew some binding on. And then I think I'll start on a one-inch flower garden slow burn! Because it's so great to have something slow on the go. Yours is looking just divine.

Polka Dot Daze said...

It's stunning! Definately worth a two year wait :)

marina said...

your hexie quilt is just gorgeous, as is your grandmothers flowers quilt. What a treasure that you received it and re quilted it .

Bev Kirk said...

Hi.. hopin you will be my new, good friend.... I'm making the Grandmother flower garden.... and your color scheme is what I want..

Keep sewin... and bquiltin

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

That is the most beautiful quilt. Absolutely stunning. I often think about hand-stitching a hexagon quilt one day. Not sure that I'll ever get to it. Maybe I will. One day ...