Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happy SoNdAy! Quilting Continues

Revelation 3:20
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

The weather has been warm in the afternoons this past week 80 degrees and in the 40's at night brr! it's hard to believe that temps can jump that far and cool down that much. We are 10 degrees warmer than usual this time of year. I was hoping for a cool fall. The leaves are not in their normal beauty either this year. 

I have started on my next quilt last Monday a beautiful Hexagon quilt. Today is one week since I finished the last quilt. This one is much more time consuming and a lot of cutting and accuracy going on here.
I should have the top quilted by tomorrow or later today, if I am really a go getter today. I was trying to make it the way the pattern had shown it, but right from the get go I messed up the pattern, the hexagons were suppose to be over the triangles. I swear I have dyslexia, I have a super big problem following shape patterns. Well I had dyslexia characteristics as a child but many of them I have grown out of, but still some of them exist even to this day. I believe my dad had dyslexia and he was a super smart man.
I have always been kind of embarrassed about this, but the older I get the less I get embarrassed about things. It is what it is...

Here are the first three rows. I decided instead of pulling out my three rows I would leave it that way, because once again there are no mistakes in art! My husband was the one that told me I had it wrong, he said remember how I help lay it out for you on the floor?
Yes I had help laying it out, my adorable and sweet husband helped me lay out the pattern.
I think I need one of those design boards that would help me a lot but there is no place to put one in my room. 
Steve helping me with the design.
Now I knew what the design was of course but I was laying it out all wrong and he noticed so he jumped in to help to me.
I love these fabrics they are so sweet, the main theme is cherries but I went through and pulled out a lot of scraps to mix in with the cherries for a cheery quilt with lots of interest, it's for a teenager so I choose fabrics I thought she would love. She loves flowers and Cherries. I think this will be a great gift for her for Christmas. 
Though my work is not perfect yet, I am hopeful it will be soon!
I cut out 200 plus hexagons by hand
Then I needed the small triangles, I said ugg forget it and ordered the Accuquilt triangles quilt die. It came in two days and I had the triangles cut out in 20 minutes, over 200 of them. The hexagons took me over 6 hours to cut.
I bought that quilting die as well. 
 I cut them in my Sizzix Big Shot Pro (LOVE THIS THING)
I also bought not only the triangles but the matching Hexagon quilt die, both have three sizes, so I can make lots of hexagon quilts a lot faster. So much easier on the back too when you can cut them so quickly and accurately.
This was suppose to be the way I was to sew it in that pattern with the triangles between the hexagons and the hexagons under the triangles. 
I was a bit disappointed at first I didn't do this pattern, but now I am quite happy with the way I am doing MY pattern. 

This morning I had three little sweet hummingbirds waiting for me to arise, they were waiting for their nectar, I has forgotten about my lovelies last night.
This photo is not great, in the morning it is hard to get good photos under the eve of the patio cover.

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Have a wonderful and Blessed Week Dear Blogging Friends!


  1. Wow, what a lot of work, but it will certainly be worth it when you're done - it will be so beautiful! Thank you for the many comments on my blog. It's always a blessing to me when I hear from you, dear Kat. Enjoy your week, friend! Hugs!

  2. Wow, what a lot of work, but it will certainly be worth it when you're done - it will be so beautiful! Thank you for the many comments on my blog. It's always a blessing to me when I hear from you, dear Kat. Enjoy your week, friend! Hugs!

  3. Love the hexagon quilt colors, you must have lots of patience.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Your quilt is coming together just lovely, I have always loved hexagon quilts but I am too scared to give it a try it looks very hard to match it all up. I have always thought about getting a hummingbird feeder but I just have the regular bird feeder, it is so fun to watch them. Wow I can't get over the difference in your temps, we are starting to cool down here.

  5. I understand your frustration, but as Bob Ross always said, "We don't make mistake, we just have happy accidents"! I like that theory, because you know that is what makes it yours. Also, it looks fine this way! It is very nice! I still am yet to make my first quilt, ugg. But soon, I say, soon!!
    Blessings dear..

  6. It looks so lovely. It def need a lot of work but once it done. A big smile on our face :)
    Here is also hot like about 80 degree at nights it's crazy though.
    Anyway, Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Beautiful quilt. No instagram here as I have an old fashioned phone.

  8. Looks good to me! I would not have the patience to do that. I have been scrapping again and I find it relaxing. The weather has been crazy here too. Warm in the day and cool at night. At least the house stays cool. rain coming in for a few days. Have a great week!


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat