Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lazy weekend

My 8two8 has been left for too long now. I am quite intimidated by it, but since I would hate for it to end up as a UFO, I need to get started... So today I basted it while A was napping... It's large, I am a little worried about quilting it, but we'll see how it goes :)

I have all my pins in use (thank you Diana) for this one :)

I am also working on a pillowcase for a 28" sq. pillowcase for a floor cushion for the kids. I have been sewing the hexagons for a while, not having a specific project in mind for them. So now they are ending up part of a pillowcase :)
I quilted them last night.Lots of stopping and turning. I am so glad it was just a smallish square and not a full size quilt!
Charles is attending a PhD course this week, so he is in Italy. Before he left, he gave me this book:
YAY! I love it, it has some wonderful projects in it. I may just have to start doing some more appliqué!
More pictures here.
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10 comments:

anne from finland said...

I am sure your children love that cushion! The quilt is so cute. The book looks very good too.

Katy said...

Like you I am afraid of big quilts...so I'm buying a quilting frame, which will in the long run save me money at the quilters. That's my excuse, anyway ;)
The hexagons look fabulous, and I love that book. I can't wait to see what you make from it!

trashalou said...

Oh that book looks rather lovely.

Jackie said...

I love your 8two8 quilt, just my colors! What a wonderful present and thoughtful guy. I am dying to get that book. It is on my long list of things to get.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your top quilt looks amazing - can't wait to see the finished quilt - such pretty colours!

mathea said...

It can be intimidating to start quilting a beautiful top, can't it? I know that's often what makes me put them away for a while. A fear of choosing the "wrong way" to quilt it, perhaps. But once you get going you realize that there are no wrong ways of doing it, just different ways!
Your hexagons look great, it's going to be a lovely cushion.
And now you've tempted me again with that book...

Helen said...

Oh, I have been eyeing off that book for awhile! You'll have to let us know how fantastic it is! And your hexagons look so cool!

Suzanne said...

Tine, your quilt looks so lovely and I hope you can get the quilting done, I am sure you can.

ladydi said...

Oooh, I so know what you are going through with the quilting dilemma. I finally signed up for a class in October - maybe I'll feel less intimidated by the quilting part of the project. Charles is doing a lot of traveling for his PhD. I know you miss him, but what a fun present to use while he is gone!

Melanie said...

Hia Tine,
your hexagons are so pretty- I love the myriad of colours.

Your new book looks interesting. I hope you share some of the inspiration you get from it.