Sunday, January 16, 2011

A WIP and a game of tag!

It seems everyone is doing  a hexie quilt!  And I have loved seeing everyone's pics of their progress.  So I thought I would post a few pics of the one I've been working on.  I started it over 10 years ago, but it sat in a box for the last 9!  When I started the quilting group at our town office, I figured I needed a 'go to' hand project, and this came out of hiding, and I'm really loving it now!  I'm at the stage of putting on the pathways.....they are in a mottled deep purple.  The flowers are a total plan, so pattern, just anything goes!  I started those flowers long before I really had a stash, so it was mostly acquired scraps from friends.

None of the blocks are sewn together yet.....I realized that some of the flowers don't get the entire surrounding of the purple I guess at this stage it needs to stay on the spare bed, so I don't get crazy and add too many purples!  I'm not sure what I will do for the edging....making half blocks to straighten it, or attach it to a background.....I don't know!  I DO know that I'm NOT putting a binding on a hexie edge!  NO WAY, NO HOW!  I've seen it done, and bless their hearts for doing it, but I'm not gonna!
And now......I couldn't believe it, but, I’ve been tagged!
And I didn't know what it was all about.  But apparently its purpose is to spread the word about smaller blogs.  Cool....I like that!   A giant 'Thank You!' to Maureen at Pursuit of Quilts for tagging me.....I feel so honored!  Visit her blog and see all the beautiful quilts she's made!  They are wonderful!

So now it’s my turn to tag fellow bloggers.

Jamie at Living the Good Life is quite crafty!  And all of her crafts are full of style!

Sada at Idle Hands, Empty Brain is a wonderful quilter, and she does beautiful hand quilting, to boot!

Heather at Life as Just Me is also a quilter and her work is simply beautiful!

Please visit these blogs, if you haven't already!  They are definitely worth a look!

Now for the rules to these 3 gals - if you choose to participate:
1) Tell your readers who tagged you.
2) Add a link to their blog.
3) Award 3-5 bloggers who you think deserve this award.
Inform them and post directions to your blogspot. Please don't tag people who already have 300 followers. The goal of this award is to get more publicity to blogs that are good, but not so well known.

Well, I'm off now to finish cleaning up the sewing room.  I've been trying to tidy it up after each project finishes, and I still have a bunch of crap stuff from the spiderweb top all over the place!  Makes it really hard to start on anything new!  And I really need to get cracking on that Sunbonnet Sue top for my MIL.  I love deadlines, but I don't want to push it!



  1. Love the scrappiness of your hexie quilt and that purple really makes the quilt top pop! Can't wait to see more progress. :o)

  2. Great hexie quilt and thanks for the recommendations. I will go visit them.

  3. Thanks so much for "tagging" me. I was very humbled with all the great work that goes on in blog land. As soon as my friend get a minute to teach me how to link -- I will be playing. I still have so much to learn!! Also thanks for your kind comments too!

    You take on such adventurous/challenging projects!! Simply Beautiful!

  4. Fabulous scrappy hexie- haven't seen one with a purple path.

  5. Wow Regan...I'm quite honored for the tag. I've been away from my blog for a few days...(as you can see)! I'll defintely try and fit this little tag game in. Great Idea and Thanks again!!!!