I've had The New Hexagon book by Katja Marek for six months now, but I haven't made anything from it yet because I've been immersed in la passacaglia. But last Saturday night I decided I could make a small table mat using the Halloween fabrics and the paper pieces I got with the book. Surely that's OK if it's "sewing my stash"??
The piecing for the New Hexagon is much quicker than for la passacaglia, because the pieces are so much bigger. I used all my passacaglia tricks though of glue basting and using clover clips to hold the pieces steady.
|currently 16" x 36" for a hall table|
As a result I've almost pieced the whole table runner already. I'm not sure if I'll hand quilt or machine quilt this yet. It might not be ready for Halloween, but at least I've made something with the fabrics and dabbled in the New Hexagon book too.
I've also started my pink Tula Pink dress
and I'm working on my sewing machine cover with my mum who is staying for Labour Weekend. Busy times!!
I must dash and write my posts for the Online Bloggers' Quilt Festival. It totally crept up on me this year - I forgot that it's on at the same time as the Quilt Markets in USA. Voting doesn't open for another week yet, but this week is the time to link up the entries.