I've just had a lovely week away with the kids down at my sister farm. Over the last few years I gone there every Easter. This year I decided to take some sewing with me. I thought the kids were old enough to not need quite so much supervision and entertaining. I reckon its time I got to have a little fun too?!
I took 3 projects with me, the most portable ones I had. Swoon was an obvious choice as I had already precut all the fabric. I managed to get 3 blocks done:
I thought I would try and photograph them so as to also show off little bits of the farm and bush.
I set up a lovely little Swoony corner, using the window, some sticky tape and a small piece of wadding as a temporary design wall. I took a small cutting mat and 6.5" square ruler to trim blocks. In addition to that I packed scissors, rotary cutter, pins and an unpicker. And obviously the sewing machine! I packed very light but it was perfect and I didn't feel as though I lacked any implements.
Here are my 6 completed blocks. I have 3 more to go and then I can start sashing them. I will use 5" sashing I think, with a wider 10" border around the entire quilt to take it up to 100" square. I will be sending this one out to be quilted. I'd love to see what a professional quilter could do with it.
During the evenings I managed to prepare about 70 2" hexagons and then stitched 44 of them together into two blocks. These are 12 and 13 of the 15 I need for my hexagon quilt.
I think I will power on with this one... complete handstitching last two blocks in April and then finish the entire quilt as my May entry for the 12WIPS in 2012 challenge.