Thursday, June 14, 2012
A Little of This, A Little of That
I wish I could claim that I've been laser-focused on finishing one project this month, but I've spent most of my time dabbling here and there on projects in various states of progress.
I finished all the handwork on my Central Park hexagons project. All the flowers are pieced. I'm planning to applique them onto a solid of some color that's yet to be determined.
In the meantime, we still had small weekend trips to visit family and friends, DVR to keep up with, etc., so I still needed a hand project to keep me occupied. I dug out the scraps from my Oasis quilt and my recently completed H2H quilt and started making hexagons.
These are the pieces left over from the end of the strip unit after cutting the units at a 45-degree angle. I've been able to eke out one, sometimes two, hexagons from these leftover strips.
Here are the hexagons I've completed thus far.
I also finally got crackin' on my swap blocks for TMQG. They're due at the July meeting, so I'm breathing a little easier, now that I'm 1/3 done.
First I made Patricia's block.
Then Valerie's. Also, notice the ghetto, weeded-over monkey bars behind the clothesline. We keep it klassy in our yard.
Then Meg's, using leftovers from Patricia's block.
And then Cathie's.
I'm working up the courage to try paper piecing on a few of my next blocks. Wish me luck!
Also, before I forget, the winner of the May jelly roll party is Sharon, who made an awesome variation on a jelly roll race quilt this month. Sharon - I've sent you an email to confirm your address - be on the lookout!
Is anyone else dabbling this summer? Or have you been getting it done?