Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jumping on the Bandwagon

I've officially jumped on board the Hexagon Bandwagon!  See! I'm using spots, checks and stripes from my stash. This is going to be my "car" project (one of them) during our Colorado vacation.  To make the lap sized quilt I'm envisioning, I need to make 540 of these critters and then sew them together.  Can I do it?
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.....O wait. That's a train, not a band wagon.  What is a bandwagon, anyway?
I've also been busy quilting the Cross Quilt.  Remember that quilt? I have a deadline as I want to give it to my daughter and her husband as a 5 year anniversary gift.  I'm doing something different with the quilting....I call it "organic" quilting. Just straightish lines with little blips once in a while.  I'm excited to see how it turns out...hope they like it!
Here are the blocks that I received over the last few weeks for one of my Virtual Bees called 3X6 Sampler Block Party. My colors are green and turquoise.  The participants could send me any block of their choice in my colors.  I'll be adding these to the 6 that I received for the first quarter.  The 3rd Quarter of this exchange is just getting started and I'm again using the same color range in hopes of putting all the blocks together into one quilt.
Meanwhile, Marble's Mole Catching Training continues.  And, I've also been nominated for  the Best Grandmother of the Year award! (hee, hee!)


  1. Yay! You are going to fall hard for hexagons! They are the perfect take-along project.

    I LOVE the quilting I see on your cross quilt; I just might have to borrow your idea for one of my new quilt tops. Your daughter is going to be thrilled to get this quilt.

    Jennifer :)

  2. Hee hee! I've been doing hexagons on the porch this summer. I've never been able to get in the groove of it before now. I'm just cutting up scraps and we'll see what happens. LOVE the preview of the quilting on your cross quilt. Can't wait to see more -- I'll bet it will be fantastic!

  3. I've heard hexies are addictive. Great car project. Love the green and turquoise!! I think my next stash project is going to be with white. It looks great so far!

  4. Those blocks are so lovely! Can't wait to see the final quilt. Also, I'm very near falling for hexies too. The promise of a long (boring) road trip will probably be all it takes to push me over the edge.

  5. Looks like you are already having fun with those hexies, and I love your organic quilting.

    Rescuing one cat and then later another from a shelter several years ago gave me high marks with my kids, but not so much with my husband :). One of the cats just absolutely adores him (and I think the feeling is mutual, though I doubt he would admit it).

  6. I started a hexie project about 20 years ago...when gung-ho for about a month...then got bored. Over the years I've picked it up and worked on it - but STILL don't have enough for a quilt top! Oh well...IF I live long enough I might get it done! I love the green and white blocks - so cool and crisp looking!

  7. You will be hooked on hexies. I am. Love them, but not quite enough to make a whole quilt. I'm finding that I enjoy making the little ones more than the big ones. They're so dainty!

  8. Hi there! Just stopped by your lovely blog as I am a newby Hexagon Piece Along member! I haven't posted anything yet but will be bustling about doing my preparation very soon. Happy Hexing!
    Val <><

  9. are you quilting with your darning foot? for something like this i would have used my walking foot but i kind of like the idea of the darning foot!! so smart and so lovely!