There’s all sorts of stuff going on in my sewing area. Eeyore is still hanging there — well Piglet is. Eeyore is still to be done. The baby quilt is still in process, but no additional work has been done since I finished the embroidery on the second border. That’s Sydney’s red, black and white rail fence on the right. The backing fabric is laying over the DWR on the left.
So why haven’t I done more? Saturday I ran to Jo-Ann’s to pick up a spool of thread to bind this quilt for a friend.
I had a 40% and a 50% coupon, so I wandered around the store looking for something to buy – not really something I normally do. I end up using coupons on the two spools of thread – the green for the binding and a gray for piecing. Additionally I picked up another skein of black embroidery thread for the baby quilt and this:
This is a the X-Large Fiskars Hexagon punch. It measures 1″ across each edge. Needless to say, there is a not a junk mail card that hasn’t been punched. While I was at it, I cut a ton of hexagons from 2 1/2″ strips and put together a busy bag.
This bag was given to me a few years ago. Previously I had sewing/quilting notions in it, but then migrated to other solutions. It’s perfect for what I need now.
Left to right: the punched cards and a small bag of paper clips; cut hexagons; basted hexagons and a few clipped to cards. The next page is has a whole stack of neutral hexagons on one side of the page and the black embroidery thread for the baby quilt on the other side of the page. That’s where I’ll put the the next two borders once I get them traced off.
I have a few hexagons stitched together — I really need to nail down the pattern before I go too much further. On the right is a panel of Winter Wonderland – a long term project that I’ve been working on.
I also have the hexagon template in that sleeve – which I will probably pull out. In the next to last pocket just shoved willy nilly is the thread for the hexagons and the red work, scissors, nail file, needles, pens and who knows what else. The last pocket has the next to last block for the Christmas BOM and thread plus those applique flowers I did a couple of months ago.
Since everything is together it will be easy to grab and go. I don’t even have to worry about getting bored working on just one project – there’s 4 in this bag.
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