This has been a weekend of finishing...and hopefully I'll finish up a few more things today! First I finished up my first project using Odds & Ends...it's a runner that is already in my living room brightening up a table top! Since yardage isn't available yet, I used some jelly roll strips to make a scrappy binding. I normally straight- line quilt my tumbler projects, but just this once I wanted to see how they would look with an all-over design...it seems I love tumblers no matter how they are quilted!
And I decided I really need to get going on my paper-pieced hexagons...I've been seeing so many amazing hexie projects all over blogland. I had been storing them in a cute jar, but it was just so hard to know what I had and what colors I needed to make more of. I'm using the 1" hexagons, and as you can see from the photo above I definitely need more yellows and reds...but I have a good start on my green and blue stash! I'm so happy I took a few minutes to organize them this way. The bonus was that I found this container in my sewing room and didn't have to go out and purchase anything!
And I finished up this Lori Smith pattern made with Bonnie & Camille's Simple Abundance line. I started this project a couple of years ago and then somehow it got lost in a stack of "need to finish" projects. I hand quilted just 1/8" away from the inner applique' section and then had an all-over pattern done on the rest of the quilt (I just couldn't see hand-quilting through all the seams with so many quarter-square triangle blocks)! I always thought this quilt would have a red binding, but when it came time to audition fabrics the blue just seemed to be what it needed. So this is finished, and I'll be hanging it up today!
I took all of these pictures with my phone...I am having so much fun with Instagram...there are so many times when it's easier to take a picture with the phone than to go find the camera...and I think it's definitely helping me document more of the "process" of my quilting. So I'll definitely be using Instagram a lot. If you want to follow along, my Instagram username is sherrimcconnell!
Thanks so much for stopping by....have a happy Monday!