Today was all about newsletters, updating websites, newsletters, meetings, brochures. Enough! I needed to clear my head and the Bernina need to go for a run. We found a jelly roll and some instructions for a Hexagon Quilt Along on Jaybird’s Blog. I’m only 6 months behind, but thought this looked like something relatively easy and fun to do.
In less than an hour, I had sewn 42 strips together, cut out the triangles and put togehter the first 3 hexies.
The fabric line is Botany
by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda
My mother is a perfectionist when it comes to sewing/quilting. My grandmother was too, but I don’t think the genetics ventured further than that! Mum doesn’t Blog. She can send an SMS, but that’s as far as technology goes; she doesn’t even own a computer. I have her permission to put these beauties into cyberspace. They may get an outing in a local show which is only every 2 years, but I can’t even convince her to enter anything intothe major Guild exhibition each year. I think they should be seen by more than the inside of the spare bedroom!
Mum is a very traditional quilter – and I mean patterns, colours, everything.
The pineapples were done with hand-dyed fabrics Mum did in a class a few years ago. This is a major step away from anything she’s ever done. It’s only
a small, wall hanging size quilt (note to self to find the dimensions) and was a challenge in her guild which won a prize. I love it!
Apparently I gave Mum a bundle of FQs a couple of years ago – can’t even remember what they are. The hexagons have been paper-pieced and the quilt
has been hand quilted. It’s taken a couple of years, but a recent illness seemed to have spurred her on to finish it!
A close-up of Grandmother’s Flower Garden.