Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hexies and applique

I have been out and about this week with sewing days at Port Arlington, Barwon  Heads and here in St Leonards..my grab and go projects are still the hexie quilt and the applique wall hanging, Minerva pattern by Irene Blanck.
the hexie quilt probably looks the same each photo but I have added some black flowers and some single black  hexies to fill gaps.Have decided to add another row of hexies on the bottom, it is either that or unpick the black hexies on the outer edge, not something I am keen to do!!

I have also made progress on Minerva although again it is hard to see, most of the side stems are sewn down and several of the small circles. Now I need to sew down the central green stem, then on to the leaves!!
Jill has made amazing progress with her quilt
I didn't take a very good photo I am sorry but all the floating squares are on and two sides have their vine and leaves borders. Such a beautiful quilt!
Well I am off to pack some fabric and my machine, I am off on a retreat for a few days with some of the Bellarine Quilters girls.
Happy sewing.


13 comments:

Fiona said...

the hexies and applique are looking great... lovely to see Jill's progress too...
Hugz

shez said...

Hi Sue your hexie quilt and appliqué are looking fantastic,well done .........

marina said...

Fantastic progress on both projects!
Have a great time on retreat!
Look forward to seeing all your craftiness from your retreat

Helen said...

Loving your hexies Sue also your Minerva is looking fantastic. Enjoy your retreat .xx

Susan said...

Your hexies are looking great....always better to go a bit bigger than smaller. Enjoy your retreat, sounds like you've been having lots of lovely sewing days. Lucky you!

Pamela said...

That hexie quilt is so striking. Every time I see it, I think about starting a new one with the black in between. Absolutely gorgeous!

Julie said...

Just catching up on your posts Sue .. you sure have been busy. I just love all your hexies - it looks so striking & stunning. I hope you have a great time on retreat ... was just thinking this morning as i was vacuuming .. I feel like going on a sewing retreat !!!!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your hexie quilt is so striking! I love Irenes designs...Minerva is so pretty. Love your friends quilt....beautiful!

Christine M said...

Your hexagons are looking great, Sue. It looks great with the black. Lots of little circles to applique in the other one!

Leeanne said...

The gaps are getting less! Happy retreating!

O'faigh said...

Loved seeing the progress of the hexie quilt

Ondrea said...

Woohoo! Enjoy the retreat. The black hexies on the border look good. Love your appliqued block. Such a large task.

desertskyquilts said...

I LOVE your Minerva block. That is so beautiful. I'm glad you had such a great retreat. I could use one. =)