We are slowly adjusting to the rhythm of being a family of seven. No one has asked to return the new baby to the hospital yet, which I’m taking as a good sign. He’s growing so fast. And he doesn’t seem to mind me hand-piecing while he snoozes in my arms. Thank goodness I’d gotten so many projects ready to piece before he came. Even if I just sew a couple of seams a day, it feels good to see projects continuing to progress. Here’s a new shot of my candied hexagon quilt. The rosette on the left is new.
I’m having fun with the different sizes and scales of the clusters of blocks. The patterned star in the middle is three tumbling block hexagons.
Here’s a picture of the back of the rosette:
Pressing hexagon blocks is an unusual challenge, as each seam intersection includes three seams. If you press them all the same direction, the corners form a tiny hexagon block. I haven’t mastered the knack yet, but I’m getting better. It’s kind of fun once you get going on it.
I’ve also been working on #4′s quilt, and Tumbling Snowflakes. I think I may actually enter Tumbling Snowflakes in a local show this summer. (There, it’s in print– I have to commit now, right?) We’ll see how that goes, as it means finishing the quilt before the end of May.
So, what’s on your to-do list?