Things are really taking off with the hexie quilt.
I love to make quilts for others but I have kind of
a personal rule to never make them "special order."
Yet, here I am making one so I guess I make exceptions for
my own kids. However, it's solidifying in my mind
to stick to that personal rule. I'm getting in some fun sewing
time but I don't feel any creativity going on here. It probably
doesn't help that I'm using a pre-selected set of fat quarters.
Of course, this is a great option for someone, like my daughter,
who isn't used to picking out fabrics for a quilt...but, I digress.
When there are 288 "pie slices" to piece together, it's definitely
audiobook time. I started David Copperfield back in November
(I think)--listened quite often for a while, dropped off during the holidays
and then picked it back up again a few weeks ago. I knew it was
a big book but wow--it seems like I've been listening to it forever.
Not that I'm not enjoying it; I am. Let's just say I would just like
to find out how things turn out for "Master Davie"
by the end of this quilt.
And here's where I'm at so far.
To help with the "randomness" of this quilt, I made the decision
to piece these differently from the directions--meaning I'm
going to have to deal with Y seams...and I think that'll be okay.
I've done them before. But just to make sure, I might start
putting some of this together before I go farther, just to make
sure this is how I want to continue.
Meanwhile, my sewing room has "pie pairings" strewn about
and it's a little like having landmine issues to deal with
while trying to get to my sewing machine...
...except for that whole being-killed thing.
There doesn't seem to be any of that.
(Death by fabric?)
Still, the sooner I get all this off my floor, the better.
So, this week:
Finish hexie quilt top
And that's really it.