Thursday, April 14, 2011

Works in Progress

 These are a couple of projects I'm doing just for ME!  Sometimes you just have to stray off the beaten path to get your creativity recharged.  I found a 60 degree ruler in my stash of rulers one day and after watching Fons & Porter on TV one morning, began cutting strips from my K. Fassett collection.  This is how it ended up.  It's still an ongoing project, but I will finish it one day so it can grace the end of my sofa.  It's not as challenging as it looks and the ruler really helped alot.

My other project, or obsession, is this hexagon quilt.  I say obsession because I can't stop stitching hexagons.  They're so addictive.  This will be my third hexagon quilt - so be warned.  I tried the mylar templates but didn't like how rigid they were.  I'm now using the Paper Pieces templates and really like them.  If you don't stitch your fabric to the paper and only tack down the corner edges, then you can just pop them out and not have to pull out the basting stitches.  A real time saver.  This is also a great take along project for car trips and vacations.

I wanted the look of it to be vintage with a modern twist.  I used Aunt Grace fabrics for the centers and a black on white print to surround each design. 

And, yes, after this one I do have another in mind.  Like I said, addictive.

Amy Cotham