Monday, November 10, 2014

Design Wall Monday Bring out the UFO'S!

My main focus right now is an art quilt piece that I cannot show publicly until after the book comes out. So I will spotlight a couple of UFO's that have resurfaced recently.

The Never ending Hexagon 
I started this years ago, probably at least 10. It comes out every once in a while and then I get side tracked. I am using shirtings for the lights and 1800's repros for the darks and red centers. The last time this resurfaced I had laid out the blocks that were done and finally figured out a plan. It would have been a good idea to take notes on what that plan actually was! I think that I took a photograph of the layout, so I need to search my photo files and see if I can find it. Meanwhile I have been sewing the wrapped hexes together while I am at the shop and it is slow.

Hand quilting
This is another long time UFO. I was part of a row robin back in about 1999 or 2000. I sewed the rows together in about 2002 or so. Then I started the handquilting about 2005 or 06, I thought I had about a third of it completed. Not. But it came back out again. I am trying to quilt on it every morning for about 1/2 hour. We will see how that works out. I really would like this to be finished and then it can make the rounds of the local shows next year.

Red rock
My sweetie and I took a quick weekend trip down to Kanab! I adore the red rock of southern Utah!

This is my design wall Monday post for this week.


  1. Good idea to allot a certain amount of time to hand quilt and get a project finished. I need to do that, too. Your hexie blocks are lovely.

  2. What a gorgeous photo of the red rock! I have never seen anything like it!
    Enjoy your hand quilting!

  3. LOL - I've been hand quilting a wip for 23 years now - my second quilt I ever started. Love your hexie project. I invite you to link to Hexie Weekend and share your progress. Ends today, midnight.

  4. Love your hexies flowers. We do need to make time for slow stitching otherwise it turns into a UFO. I try to get out of bed 15 min. earlier each morning so I can stitch a little before heading out for work. Other morning, I stay in bed lol.

  5. Road Trips are the Best for Hexie stitching. Love the red rock in the southern part of Utah.


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