Monday, December 3, 2012

a bit of this

Did you know that today is Giveaway Day over at Sew Mama Sew?  There are 5 categories of giveaways - so many blogs and so much stuff being given away!  I participated last year, but opted out this year.  Instead of having a 'mass' giveaway, I am planning to have a follower giveaway within the next 2 months.  
Lucky you who follow me.

I actually had a very productive weekend.  Well, weekend is a bit of a stretch, it was more of a day.  Saturday.  I finished piecing together all the hexy flowers for the Hexy MF last week and on Saturday I crawled around on the floor with my 9 month pregnant belly basting the hexies to the quilt top fabric.  My husband kept looking over at me as I grunted and huffed and puffed my way up and down and around.  

But it's basted and I've already secured one side to the fabric!  At least the stitching part I can do while sitting.  
I might even get this quilt done this year!  
One question for you then - 

How would you quilt this?  
Hand quilt?  
Bring it to a quilter?  
Organic straight lines?  
Swirls of some sort?  

Really, I have no idea and could really use some suggestions.

On Flickr, I had posted a picture that I was ISO blue and purple scraps.  Some wonderful Flickr people helped me out and swapped with me for some of their scrap stash.  
This is what is becoming of those scraps. 

I'm making a feather quilt from Anna Maria Horner's pattern.

Originally, I had intended it to be for little D, but now I think she will be gifted the Hexy MF (hubby thinks it's too pink for our bed - I might agree from his point of view) and this might be a long-in-the-making quilt for us.  That means I will have to find a lot more scraps. 

Making feathers from scraps is a lot more time consuming than making them with strips.  I have to make each piece separately because most of the scraps are not long enough to piece together and then cut in bulk.
So far, I'm okay with that though.  I like the idea that no feather will be the same as another, and yet, they will all be blue and purple.
I was thinking of doing a gray stem and putting it all together with something like Kona Champagne. 

Or I'll just have to buy some fat eighths off Etsy along with some scrap packs... 

Or find some more people to swap with... 

Wanna swap with me?


  1. Beautiful feathers! Your hexie quilt is just lovely. Man, i would have to think about the quilting...

  2. Oh I LOVE your hexymf!!! It looks spectacular!!! So gorgeous.

    I am dying to try out the AMH feathers for a big 'ol bed quilt for the tall mr and me, I love the colors you picked for yours!! I'd be happy to send you some scraps to play with! I've got a ton of blues but not very many purples...I'll see what I can find : )

  3. Deanna,sou viciada em hexágonos e já fiz suas perguntas,tudo isso fica bom.MAS,sugiro que va para:Getas Quilting Studios e dê uma olhada na colcha que ela e suas irmãs fizeram para a mãe... espetáculo!
    E também para:Costurar Kind of Wonderful.Jenny é uma profissional e tanto,seus trabalhos são o máximo.Aqui em casa estão me chamando de XEROX...só estou fazendo cópias. Beijos.

  4. That Hexy MF is gorgeous, love it, I think I would hand quilt it, there is something so beautiful about the hand process on a little ones quilt, although it is a pain, and takes a while- but could be a good project for when the baby arrives?
    Ange : )