Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WiP Wednesday: New Beginnings

Due to unforeseen health complications not only was my week not as productive as I planned but I also get an earlier delivery than planned with the baby. I have an amnio scheduled next week and if everything checks out she'll come later that same day. I'm so excited but lamenting those things on my to do list that just aren't going to happen. In spite of all of that I did manage to get stuff done this week and am linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

My double wedding ring is coming along slowly but surely. It is going to have five colors in it and I got all the wedge pieces cut out for the pink. I hoped to have all of these sewn but wasn't up to it.

The Green Fairy had an awesome charm pack sale over the holiday with ten for $69 with shipping. I couldn't resist. I have already started using the Simply Style charms but have no plan for the rest of them yet.

Since all I can do lately is sit or lie in bed (really annoying!) I have done a lot of hand work like crochet. I finished up my batch of hats for the NICU babies. All I must do now is all the borders and any embellishments I decide on. I go back to the hospital next Wednesday and hope to have them all finished by then.

I've been talking about starting a hexie quilt for ages! I bought a bunch of templates months ago but have never gotten around to using them. I decided it was because of the fabric I planned on using them with totally didn't excite me so this week I came up with a new plan. I cut up 352 white 2.5" squares to use with my hexie pattern.

Then I took some of my charm pack and also cut those into 2.5" squares. I wanted to cut them all but wasn't really up to it. I got 256 out of this pile though and that should keep me busy for quite some time.

Here's my first hexagon. I love it! This fabric line (Simply Style by V and Co. for Moda) is just so fabulous!!

I have all my supplies together in my open wide zipper pouch and I'm amazed with how much fits in it! It's so nice to have it all in one place and be able to close it up to escape tiny hands.

I have to say these little things are very addictive! I was only planning on making one before I went to bed but I ended up making six and then sewing them together. I'm going to make a quilt out of them, I have no idea how big yet, and continue in this pattern all over. I can't wait to get back to work!
With the baby coming next Wednesday (hopefully!) I have no idea how much I will be able to get done this week. My focus is on the crochet hats that I have to deliver when I do and probably some more hexagons. As always, thanks for stopping by!


  1. It looks like you got a lot accomplished this week! :) Love the little Hexies.. my daughter is working on the little ones too! She wants to make her first quilt as a hexie quilt! Craziness.... ;) lol!

  2. Those hats are so adorable, even without the embellishments. The hexie's sound like a great project, I can't imagine doing a whole quilt's worth!

    Wishing you all the best with the baby. I'm looking forward to 'meeting' her. Our little bundle (well, my son and DIL's little bundle) will arrive sometime in the next ten days. I am one excited Grandma to be!

  3. I love your hexies! I have a pile of them sitting in an open wide zipper pouch to be a pillow cover...but I can't decide how I want to sew them together so they have just been sitting there and I opted to knit instead :) Good luck getting all ready for the little one. Gives me hope that there is an end in sight for me!

  4. Love the hexies - for not being productive, you sure are productive. :)

    I still need to pick up your top. Maybe tomorrow?

  5. Exciting news! I love your little hexies, we're camping this weekend and I've brought mine with me! :-)

  6. Love the hexies! I have a hexie quilt on my 'want to make' list. Someday...

    Good luck this week. Can't wait to see pictures of the new little one!


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