This baby is certainly taking his/her sweet time on arriving. Tomorrow I’ll be at 41 weeks. /sigh. However, I’m filling the moments with relaxing hand piecing. I almost have the top for kidlet #4′s quilt done.
I started on the queen sized Candied Hexagon quilt I’ve been plotting since last fall. The picture above is my progress so far. I’m so excited about this quilt. It’s a commissioned quilt for a dear friend of mine’s son and daughter-in-law. The fabrics were all used in their wedding, and include some gorgeous vintage table linens (which you can see in the solid hexes above). The individual pieced hexagon blocks measure 3″ on a side. You can find out how to make those on the inklingo sampler blog by searching “hexagons”. The center in this photo is a new idea I’m playing with. Sort of a “candied rosette”, if you will. . .I wanted to expand some of the designs in my head beyond pieced hexagons. Hopefully I’ll post more on that, including maybe a tutorial, once this baby arrives and I can think straight again.
Make sure you head over to the Quilting Gallery this weekend. The contest is dresden plates, and my friend Isabel entered an awesome baby quilt (it’s nearly as cute as her little girl- and that’s saying a lot!!). It’s called “Natalie!”