Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Some progress......

I woke up this morning......poked my nose out of the covers and realised it was a frosty morning......then spent the next 20 minutes talking myself out of going for a walk.....it didn't work and I could hear my little walking mate going in and out of her doggy door to go around to the sliding door to see if I was up yet......OK.....Ok......so I bit the bullet and headed out for a walk....glad I did...what a beautiful morning....fresh.......a great start to the day!

I got some stitching done on the weekend.......unpicked some of the applique block and restitched........ here is the finished article...........



.....and yes... I did mention in my last post that I had fallen off the "no buying" bandwagon......and have started Sue Daley's This Goes With That BOM......from Hetties.  Here are the first three hexies  ....the first of many I think......they go together easily and are a nice break from the needleturn of the other project......






Time I was going to work....... but thought I would post a couple of pics of my stitching progress.  Tis The Season is on the "agenda" for this weekend....just need to quilt it and I am done.....I can hear Chooky's whip cracking in the distance!

'Til next time...............Lorraine



21 comments:

Leanne said...

It is a beautiful morning. Your hexies look cute it will be interesting to see how the quilts work out all being made from the same fabric, being put together differently. Did that make sence. Oh that Chookyblue is a hard task master.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great job on your block Loz and your hexies look fantastic I must get back to mine...

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Love that block and the hexies!
Sounds like you have a good walking buddy that keeps you track. ;)
xx, shell

Vivian said...

Even after 2-1/2 years of blogging, I'm still not used to our Australian quilting friends getting ready for spring as we're heading into fall and winter.

I see that you've attached the 1/2 hexagons to the center one in two different ways. The lovely blue block has to have the wide part on the outside so the wavy line is created, but the other 2 blocks could be attached either way. Are your instructions specific about when to sew the long side to the center, and when to place it on the outside? Just wondering.

Darlene said...

Love your applique project. The hexagon project is wonderful.

AnnieO said...

I'm nearly always completely able to talk myself out of exercise :)

Your applique and hexies look lovely. Enjoy!

Deb said...

Ow Lorraine what is your stitchery peeking out beneath your block, its looks really interesting. Would love to see more of it. The hexies are great.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Be very scared of that whip, Loz! HURRY UP!!! Love you other sewing achievements!! How's the back?

upstateLisa said...

Your applique is gorgeous and I love your hexies... how fun!

Karen said...

Your applique block caught my eye right away. I really like the block a lot. Fabric choices and all

Shay said...

I admire your chutzpah girl. I would have poked my nose back under those covers and stayed there. Im sure Rose loves you for not being me !

Love the needle turn block. You're a star!

(I started some hexies on Sunday too!)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I know about that 'whip'--I only have the blocks stitched--I still need to do the fabric around some and then sew it all together and on and on--wonder if I will make by Sept 30th--now that is the big ????--
be good--hugs, Di and miss gracie
Need to check out that new hexie shape=you have done a wonderful job on yours!!

Kris said...

Ohh..... I love your hexies (she said with disappointment). You should have heard me humming and hahing on the phone as I tried to decide between repro or contemporary. Truth be told I wanted both. Bank balance consulted, I chose contemporary.

Love all your gettings done and so impressed with your stick-to-it-iveness as far as the walk goes. No wonder Rosie loves you!!!

Feeling a bit blah here and trying desperately to think of something thrilling to do to change that feeling. Started thinking at 4:30am, still thinking. Maybe I'll get the hexies out!

Lyn said...

Hope you are feeling better- nothing worse than a sore back..your hexies look great.

Chookyblue...... said...

busy busy here..........but yes that whip is being cracked on the TTS's.......go for it I say..........

quiltygal said...

Love your applique block & those hexies are so cute

River said...

I'm in love with that blue hexagon.

Margaret said...

Yeah! the blue hexxie does it for me too. Your Gardener's Journal looks displayed in the kitchen.

OzRose said...

Nice work Loz xx

julieQ said...

I am so glad you got out for your walk...mine always makes me feel better!! Love your hexies!!

shez said...

lovely post Loz