Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Note To Self.....

Do NOT store your fusible batting in your Texas attic!  I'm just saying......when you pull it out of the attic and try and remove it from the plastic bag it came's pretty much fused into that sausage roll it came in.   And there will be no unrolling it into a nice flat queen sized batting. ....and you will have to madly rush to the store to buy another one so you can finish the quilt that you want to give to your friend by next Friday.   So, the next time you stock up on batting because the store had them all 20% off....find room under the bed to store it in the nice air conditioned part of your house.....IF you live in a state where your attic becomes hotter than your self cleaning oven.  

I know I should have taken photos of the whole comical process....and the mess I ended up with because I was just sure if I was slow and careful I could get the sucker unrolled.  Maybe next time.....oh wait!  There better not BE a next time.

But, I do have pictures of my hexagons.  I started this little project about 4 years ago and then it got placed in a nice little box on a nice little shelf.  I started reading a blog recently Texas Freckles and remembered how very fun they are to do and got them out again.  I have been dragging around a little pencil case with me filled with the papers, fabric, needle and thread and have completed quite a few more.
I have had this "thing" for many years for the 30's reproduction fabrics, and saw a kit at a quilt show one day.  It had all of the fabrics already cut into little hexagon shapes and the paper pieces.  So, it quickly became mine!  It is being done in a "flower pattern".  When I was a little girl my grandmother had one in original feedsack fabrics and I loved the pattern even then.  I have always known this pattern as Grandmothers Flower Garden.  I think this quilt has around 1100 pieces in it making up around 80 "flowers"  I have 8 flowers done, but in the last couple of weeks I have completed the hexagons for 2 more flowers and the surrounding cream hexies for several more.  It truly is addicting.  Texas Freckles has some great tutorials on her site and has started a Flickr Group "quilt along".  I've jumped on the bandwagon.  And, this project will qualify for the little challenge my husband issued at the first of the year.   If I can get it done that is.

I finished the quilt I posted about last week(yes, this is the one I had the batting emergency over!)  I'll post pictures of it in the next couple of days.  And....I am signed up to teach another class at City Craft.  I'll be teaching the Quilted Pillow class again and we are working on a "Little Quilt" class that I'll be teaching there very soon.  I'm SO excited!


  1. Oh my word! That is absolutely something I would have done. Except I would have been pretty ticked at myself :)

    Can't wait to see this quilt when it's completed.

  2. crapola. lessons learned the hard way. :(