I finally got to start a new quilt I've been wanting to do. It will be a class this fall at my local quilt shop then a graduation gift for my niece.
Last week I taught a class on hand piecing hexagons--English paper piecing is the technique.
This very old piecing method is enjoying quite a renaissance in the quilt world right now. I think Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com fame is partly responsible for this. She has been working on an awesome hexagon mosaic quilt for the last 13 years--it's her travel project. So many people have seen it as she has traveled to teach around the world. Here is her Hexie project: Bonnie Hunter's Hexie Progress Bonnie has a terrific blog I follow, she provides many photos of the places she is visiting as well as her trips to fun antique malls. I work on mine when I travel--it's an easy to carry little project and will eventually finish at crib-size.
We are hot, hot, hot here, like so many places this week--over 100 yesterday with more of that in the next few days. I'm picking blackberries early, making sure the potted plants are watered, then spending the rest of the day inside. This is not my most favorite season!
What are YOU working on?