Monday, January 5, 2015

Getting some sewing in...

 It's a sad day for Hunter as he starts back to school today.  :(  I think last night he was praying for snow!  LOL!  Richard worked yesterday so I tried to spend a little extra "Honey Bun Time" with him yesterday.  Honey Bun is what he used to say his name was when he was a toddler.  He loved honey buns and his name is Hunter so he somehow put that together.  When he wanted us to play with him he would walk up to us and say, "honey bun time?"  LOL!  Anyway, I did get some sewing in during the day when he was off doing his own thing but I sure did enjoy spending the extra time with him.  

I got a few more hexies finished.  This is slowly turning into a larger pile.  This is one of my long term projects so I'm not in a big hurry.  It is just something to work on to keep my hands busy. 
 I also got more strips sewn on my papers.  I need to sew one more strip on all 30 papers then trim up and surround with white.  I have to look and see if I can scrap together enough white to finish up the blocks. 
 I am currently auditioning borders for this little quilt.  Right now I have this blue print hanging up there and it will probably be the fabric that I use.  I have enough of it for a border and binding. 
 Here is a close-up of the fabric.  It has a tiny bit of yellow in it. 
 I am feeling the urge to work on my other bow ties.  I'm thinking that while I am trying to rush and get some baby things finished, I will use my bow ties as a leader/ender project.  Here are a few photos of my progress so far on this quilt. 

 I am in the process of taking all 1080 of these 3" bow ties and sewing them into blocks to make it a little easier to assemble. 
 Just to give you an idea of how it will all look once it is finished, here are some of the blocks up on my design wall.  I plan on keeping this quilt for myself once it is finished. 
I think after Hunter heads to school and Richard goes outside to piddle (he is off work today) I will take a nap.  I had a hard time falling asleep last night.  My mind just would not shut down.  I kept running baby stuff through my head.  Trying to mentally make a list of all that I need to finish before her baby shower towards the end of February.  It was just silly things like....hmmm....I still need to piece this and I wonder if a minky back would look good for this or how much is minky a yard...just silly things that kept me awake most of the night.  


Deb A said...

Yikes. I notice my mind does that when I forget my medicine for a couple of days :(. Thankfully I have been good at remembering to take it. Sometimes I get up and put it all down on paper and that seems to help with the sleep. Lots of pretty blocks as always and I love the blue border - perfect fit.
I am so happy kids are back to school - so nice to have them home but nice to have a break for a few hours too. Get some sleep and have a great day Kristie.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that super big bowtie quilt on your wall!!

Janet O. said...

The blue border on your chedar bow ties looks good.
Wow--your other bow tie quilt will be nice and large! Looks great--really impressive, Kristie!

Gayle said...

Hi Kristie - You always have SO many projects in the works! Looks like that blue fabric will be a perfect border for your bow tie quilt! I have begun a hexie project like yours - have about 50 of them made so far - a perfect TV watching project!