Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stars, Summer Day, Hexagons, and Stash Report

It is so cold outside that we decided hibernation was in order today.  Even the dog doesn't like it out there.  Football, laundry, and sewing seemed to be the agenda for the day.  I made three stars yesterday and three today.

I know I never would have made these fabric choices had I gone to a quilt store to pick them out.  Had I even chosen a few of them, I would have never put these together.  And although I would have never made these choices, I love them.  It is making me step outside of my box and try something different.  The best part is each of these BOM blocks are in a different bag and I cannot see what is in them until I take that month's blocks out.  It is so fun to see what fabrics are in there and how they go together.  I find it interesting that the ones I am really not excited about when I first start working with them are usually the ones I like the best.

The second strip sets are sewn on my Summer Day blocks, and I am ready to start putting this quilt together.

I started drawing out my hexagons and will work on marking the embroidery as I go.  Since I need over 70 embroidered hexagons and I only have so much material left, I want to make sure I have enough fabric for all the connecting hexagons.  I am realizing that not only does it take time to do the embroidery, it takes quite a bit of time just to mark the hexagons, but it will be so worth it when they are finished!

Stash Report

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 7.75 yards
Net Used for 2013: -5.25 yards

Nothing added, nothing finished this week.  I think I am doing well keeping it under 10 yards purchased. :)  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen


Hilachas said...

Wow. Beautiful blocks you made on a cold day. WTG!

Narelle said...

Lovely blocks.
I found that too with BOM fabrics.
Some I would never think of putting together or even purchasing and they turn out gorgeous :)
Happy hibernation.

DeeDee said...

It is nice just to be able to sit and sew on a cold wintery day. Like your pink blocks.

Katherine said...

Stars are looking great! The hexies will be well worth all the time and effort too.