Summertime is in full effect here with pool time, museums, play dates, crafts, and all around craziness. It's fun, I'm loving it. But, I haven't had much energy to sew at night lately. So, I started a new project that pairs well with sitting on the couch and re-watching the Friday Night Lights series.
I've always wanted to try English Paper Piecing and found a recent pile of fabric screaming to be cut into little hexagons. The fabric includes some Summersville prints and some colorful Essex linens. Do you see the two little that I finished? They will make their way into a quilt for our little girl on the way. It just so happens that as I was beginning this project Katy announced this quilt along on her blog. Her Hexy MF quilt (yup, it stands for what you think it does - ha) has always been an absolute favorite of mine - it uses my favorite fabric collection of all time (Little Folks) and it's just so stinking beautiful. So, quilt along, I shall! I will be doing a much smaller quilt - baby size. But, I am going to embrace this slow stitching in the evenings and give my feet and back a break.
By the way, that amazing little zipper pouch holding all my stuff is from Amber's Etsy shop - One Shabby Chick. She stitches up some fantastic items and is having a great sale right now! We share the typewriter love. And speaking of typewriters, I have a bunch of new list-takers in my shop! These are probably my favorite so far!
Now back to some more slow stitching...