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
Finally something to show. After ordering the Kaffe Fassett jelly roll online from the US, I just knew the boat would be slow, or the camel would stop for a long drink, but I didn’t quite expect the parcel to go via Sweden to Singapore. The pigeon finally landed, but no jelly roll – it was on backorder. This would have to be one of my pet annoyances with overseas/online ordering. If I had known this I’d have cancelled the order and sourced it somewhere else. Grrrrrr.
I don’t know whether it is the heat, humidity or the cr*p glue, but the whole process has been quite tedious. The first lot of petals got ditched, but I’ve managed to finish 24. I’m now unsure whether to be picky about the colour placement or just stitch them randomly. Might have to make some more and have a play around.
After all my good intentions, I don’t expect to keep up, but it’s a start…sigh
I have a book with this exact quilt pattern in it. It has been marked with a sticker as one of those quilts I’d love to make one day. Now I’ve joined the Quilt Along at Don’t Look Now and am looking forward to getting stuck into it.