"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's rather boring...

...joining flowers together.  And challenging...the seam ripper has been employed on more than one occasion this week.  All I can say is it's good these are short seams.  Somehow it isn't intuitive for me when joining one flower to the next.  I know it will get easier, but right now it's a slow process.  I have 5 flowers joined right now.  I haven't taken a pic yet...but I had hoped to have one full row of 8 or 9 flowers done by now.  You can't always get what you want.

I have to keep stopping to cut more green hexies.  That's another boring thing.  It's fun to cut the colors for the flowers...something new after each 6 or 12 or 18 hexies.  But row after row of green hexies?  Not as much fun.  Quite necessary, however...so I keep plugging away.  I'll need lots more than what's here...and if I break it up so I'm cutting some then piecing some...it will be ok.
 
Now this is fun...a pile of flowers waiting to be joined together.  That top one is the only new one I finished this past week.  After I get a row joined to recalculate how many flowers I need...I'll get back to piecing more of them.  I have quite a few ready to sew...all layered in a vintage cigar box...fun prints to piece into pretty flowers for my garden.
 
This is my pile of centers that need to be matched up with their outer ring of hexies.  My short attention span works best by mixing up which part of this quilt I work on throughout the week.  I know at some point I'll simply be joining flowers together...but that's ok...that will mean I'm closer to actually starting to quilt.
 
And in totally unrelated news this week...last night we went to Target & I got this new pair of shades.  I adore the polka dots...and of course, since this is NE Ohio...there is no sun today!!!  At least I'm prepared for when that elusive sun returns...oh how I miss SUNNY southern CA. 
 
I'm linking up at Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday.  Hop on over there to see what everyone else has been up to...one slow stitch at a time.

7 comments:

  1. There are times I wish I had not given away all my 20's and 30's prints. I will enjoy viewing yours in the hexagon shapes.

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  2. All those pathway hexies were the reason I decided to just appliqué my flowers to squares of background fabric! More power to you for actually committing to making hundreds of green hexies.

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  3. We quilters just love colour variety! Maybe stitch a few greens, and then a couple of coloured hexies and then back to more green... might work!!

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  4. I'm making hexi's in 30's too...but have not even started the path....so good for you!! (I'm even a little jealous!) TEEHEEE>>>>

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  5. Slow and steady with your flowers, but it will pay off! It might be sunny in southern California, but think of the traffic you are avoiding!

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  6. Fun polka dot shades. Your flowers are stacking up into quite a nice garden. Creative Bliss...

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  7. Oh I love your flowers and the green that you have chosen for your path looks great. Love the shades too! xo jan

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