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Working on the Weathervane.

Decided to hand quilt it because I hate finishing stuff. 

Fussy cut tree in the center
The back is pieced from a half-yard that I liked a lot better online than in person (top), a FQ from a bundle that I can't stand the color of (middle), and some of the Connecting Threads yardage that I backed the Rainy Quilt with. 

It would be helpful to not have seams to deal with on the back for hand quilting, but I'm glad to use up stash that I don't really like.  The colors look nice together, it's just not to my taste. 

I've also started a quilt for my brother that is my design, and that I'm really excited about.  Once there's something more to look at, I'll post some pictures - right now it's just bits of white and gray fabric. 

Happy crafting!


FO: Hexagon Tetris Land

When I was on maternity leave, I spent a lot of time looking at quilting blogs and collecting tutorials to return to someday.  There are probably enough to keep me busy for years.  When I'm thinking about new quilts, I go through the list, and on the last pass-through, this one caught my eye.  It's from the Festival of Hexagons, a tutorial from acraftyfox

By far my favorite part is the label - this little hexagon didn't make the cut for the front, because there wasn't enough contrast between the hexagon and the neutrals - it just looked like a random vine.   But there was just enough room for writing, and I think it's adorable. 

The back is a batik-y thing that I've had for ages.  It has a nice hand and is thick and sturdy, but I confess that I find it terribly ugly.  This used up nearly all of it - go, austerity!  This will be a wallhanging, so I don't expect it to see the light of day much.  

To quilt it, I wanted to have undulating sort of waves that sort of echoed but got distorted along the way.  It didn't come out exactly as I wanted it to, but it's pretty close.  I got my FMQ foot out for the first time in a long time just recently, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed the process of FMQing this, even if I'm out of practice.  

Tomorrow I'll wash it and get it hung up. 

Quilt Facts:

Title: Hexagon Tetris Land
Batting: 100% cotton Hobbs, either organic or not (can't remember which scraps I pulled from)
Thread: C&C 100% polyester, white
Backing: ancient stash batik
Yay!: scrappy neutrals
Doh: herky jerky starts and stops in FMQ
Number of Meta-Hexagon fabric included: 3

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Happy crafting!