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Friday, May 6, 2011

Slowly, Slowly, Slowly

Slowly, slowly, slowly I am getting there, one stitch at a time.
Now Easter is over, the children are back at school, and visitors have gone home I can get back to my hexagons.
I have been sitting in my lounge room, that room faces the direct west, great in the winter no so good in the summer, anyway I have taken up my winter seat. Sitting in the lounge room in the sun doing my hexagons from 3pm when the sun comes through the window until approx 5pm when the sun disappears behind the trees. Now those trees use to be shorter but over time, they have grown and grown so instead of getting the sun later in the day I have to settle for 2 hours sun per day. I would sit outside but it is too windy.

I have been attaching my templates to the fabric, some green and some white. I also have to cut some more fabric for the flowers and all that takes time. I really would like to have all the flowers finished and sewn into the baskets. Adding the white background and the green surrounds would be great for show and tell next week.

4 comments:

JoQuilter said...

Your baskets are looking good. Someday I would like to make a hex basket quilt. How many total baskets will you be making?

alizarinrose said...

Looking good! Mrs Witten would have be so astonished to think her pattern has gone around the world. Makes me wonder where she got it! There were so many wonder quilt makers in my home town.

BEA said...

Jo there are 12 baskets all together.
In those baskets there are 110 white hexagons, 25 flower petals, 5 centres, 13 leaves, 13 handles and for the basket itself 60. There are also 60 green surrounding the block. I haven’t counted all the hexagons before and now I know why my hands hurt so much and why I haven’t finished this quilt.
Yes Rosie, Mrs Witten would be pleased.

Donna said...

Gives you a real boost to see a completed section, doesn't it? It is looking just great!