Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Works in Progress - upcycling again

The start of our Caravan quilt - made from old Pj's

The start and end of the hexagons

20 Flags ready for Sunday School to decorate
Summer is so busy and this year with it being so hot we have been away a lot!! This means that slowly the garden gets on top of me, and the housework etc so less craft is done.

BUT this year I have been taking hand patchwork on my weekends and holidays away - yes the hexagon. I have been asking myself why?? I love doing embroidery and here I am patchworking by hand. Hmmm I think I was carried away with the hexagon fever without thinking about it. So I have decided to turn it into a cushion top so that it can get finished and not just languish as yet another project on the go.

I have been working on a quilt for Aaron and Me in the caravan for ages. Still not completed, but last night I started putting some of the hourglass blocks together to inspire myself to get it finished.

Sunday school has been doing some awesome stuff lately. Sarah (who makes the program) thought that flags would be great for the kids to make so they can have some of their own to wave during worship. So last night I made 20 calico and cotton flags. Ready to put a stake in and decorate. I can't wait to see what the kids will put on them.

So with Aaron being away a lot for work at the moment, quite a lot of paperwork happening in my job, I am pleased to have gotten a little crafting in.

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  1. Love the hexies, but they do take a lot of time, don't they? Your caravan quilt is inspiring, too. I know I have flannel somewhere . . . BTW, if you like embroidery, have you seen the quilts on Gipsy Quilt? I sent a modest block to the last block swap she held. Her site is in French (she's in Belgium), but there is a translation button. Do have a look at her last swap quilt, the Bee quilt (so-called 'cause the pieces are all hexagons). I love it! She got me back into embroidery, but I haven't done a lot of it since then. Still, I will need to start a new project one of these days (LOL, anyone who knows me knows about my 'starter' instincts!). ~ Linne

    1. Hi Linnie, thanks for your tips - I have just been over at gypsy quilt. Lovely embroidery.

  2. Love all these projects! I love love love hexies, and yours is going to make a great cushion!

  3. What a fabulous way to use up old pjays....that is going to be so snuggly...and the hexies look so vibrant, they'll make a stunning cushion - good idea!


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