I haven't forgotten about my hexies stars and flowers for "Stars in the Garden," a project from the Spring 2013 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. I started this project in January, hand stitching the 3/8 inch hexies along with two of my quilting friends, Nor and Carole. Both of them are just about finished with their projects, while I'm still working on the half stars and flowers, and have yet to start on the diamond shaped fillers. (I'm using my job as my excuse!)
I need 5 more of the half flowers, and 4 diamond shaped pieces. I haven't decided on the background fabric yet... there's still plenty of time for that decision!
Here is a picture of Carole's... I love her choice of fabrics and colors!
Carole will be sewing the flowers and stars together while visiting her daughter in Louisiana during the next couple of weeks.
Thursday will be the first of three days of Spring Retreat for the Threads quilting group that I belong to. We meet at one of the members homes, converting her living space into a menagerie of sewing machines and ironing boards, with power strips and extension cords criss-crossing the floor to the electrical outlets. (We blew a fuse one year!) If you were a fly on the wall you would hear the hum of the machines, the hiss of the irons, oldies playing with some of us quietly singing along, (no choir angels in this group...), ahhhs and ohhhs over projects being completed or just started, and laughter... lots of laughter!!! Because we are keeping it local, everyone returns to their home to retire for the evening... giving our hostess a few hours of peace and quiet... until bright and early the next morning!
I need to get a few projects ready... not sure what I'll be taking to work on. I'd better get busy... I don't want to miss a minute of the fun!!!