Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Next Step

More socialising of the warring duo today. It worked wonders to have three additional girls here. They played Olympics outside for ages. I didn't care that they dragged my dining room chairs outside to do it, nor found any need to wear shoes with their socks. Peace reigned supreme and that was good enough for me.


When the guests left I started with the process of appliquing my rainbow hexies to their background. I have chosen to put these hexies on a Kona charcoal backing like I did with my framed purse. Actually, I tell a lie there. The person that this eventual cushion is intended for requested the Kona charcoal. I just do as I am told occasionally.


I am happily going around the edge, slip stitching away. Pricking myself repeatedly on the pins holding it all in place. Contemplating how I am going to quilt it. What I am going to sash this block with to make the cushion bigger. Admiring my wee hexies and admitting to myself that I finally have a great assortment of fabrics in bright colours that I love. But I might, just maybe, have to get one or two more this weekend at the Festival of Quilts.


I will be going on Saturday. I know Nicky will be there, and Lucy. I know that Laura Jane, Katy and Trudi can be found working. Deborah will be demonstrating. Who else is going? Let me know if you will be there when I am and we could always say hello.

Susan

26 comments:

  1. Not a huge fan of hexies but this is counter to that thought. Superb colour placement.

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  2. looking fab! I'm going to FoQ tomorrow (friday) :-(

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  3. Tis a work of hexiart :-) Love it. Take lots of photos for me, please...

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  4. Aww, such a shame you have to buy more fabric... ;o) Loving where you've gone with this anyway!

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  5. This is so pretty! Hope you have a great time at FOQ wish I could go and hope you take lots of pics so I feel like I did!

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  6. This is stunning -- I'm in love!

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  7. Your rainbow of hexies is absolutely delightful.
    Sorry won't be going to F of Q this year, enjoy.

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  8. This is one of the prettiest hexi projects I've seen. I vote with Heidi....it's stunning!

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  9. I cant make FoQ but I did name a quilt on the Worn and Washed stall..."Washday Blues" - they had a competition.....
    I know Nat from Made in Home is going with her "bump" and there is a group here of others
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/britquilt/discuss/72157630157582116/
    Have a great time......and take a large empty bag!

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  10. Oh wow! Look at those little tiny stitches! And perfect little nesting corners. Just spectacular, my dear. Lovely. Have a great time at the FOQ. Wish I could go :(

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  11. Beautiful hexies, can you pin them with basting safety pins next time? I hope that you all have fun at the Festival, I wish I could go too.

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  12. Nice work - I'm sure you've got a cunning plan to quilt it! Enjoy the festival - I'm in the UK next week. Just a few days too late, like last year!

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  13. It's looking gorgeous! Have a great time at FoQ and take some photos for those of us who are stuck at home!
    P.S. You could try sticking the tips of the pins back into the hexis (to lie between the fabric and paper) - that way you won't catch your fingers and risk bleeding on the hexies!

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  14. I'm going Sat and staying over for Sunday too!

    Would love to meet up if my friend doesn't mind

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  15. the hexies are looking great. Have fun at FoQ, one day i'll make it to one of these things.

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  16. Your hexies are looking fabulous.

    Who cares about socks with no shoes it if brings world peace !

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  17. These are so gorgeous S! Say hi to the gang from me at FOQ! Jxo

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  18. Yeah the Great Escape is on!

    Great fabrics, great stitching Susan!

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  19. I went yesterday! I have posted some pictures on my blog to get you in the mood...

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  20. gorgeous hexies!! I wish I was going :( have fun though! x

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  21. This looks amazing!! Love the colours!

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  22. Oooo I love your rainbow collection, and at one glance I counted 5 fabrics that are in my stash too, so we have similarly good taste! Jealous of the FOQ visit...have fun...and spend! x

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  23. I love your rainbow...it is lovely. Say hello to all my peeps this weekend. I am jealous!

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  24. Those hexies are gorgeous!! Have a great time at the FoQ today x

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  25. Love it! Although, I miss Mr. Gimp Octopus.

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