Monday, June 25, 2012

rockin' weekend recap - it's a doozy

Hey there. It's been busy over here, but I had so much fun in the last few days and thought I'd share some highlights. It all started when I finally got the motivation to put up a rad design wall in the new sewing room.
rad new design wall
You can't hardly tell from the photo, but it's pieced together and covers the whole entire wall. I know, not really necessary, but I had enough material. So why not go overboard?

2 30x60in sheets of 1/2 in thick white foam board (which we cut in half at the store so it would fit in the car)
1 king sized 100% polyester batting (cotton batting has an ivory color to it, I wanted white)
3M adhesive strips for hanging

All in all it took an evening and about 30 bucks. I could have simply tacked some batting to the wall like I had before in the dining room, but this looks much better and I deserve the very best :P
project gingham, underway
I was trying to get as much done on my gingham quilt before leaving town for the weekend, but pressing seams open sure is tedious. I had reasons for doing it that way, but now I'm thinking it's a waste of time. Especially with the Project Gingham deadline fast approaching! Someone needs to hurry the heck up, already.
windows down, needle in hand
We then skipped town and headed to my future in-laws' place for the weekend. Did I forget to mention that the boy and I are getting married? Oops. Like I said, lots going on over here. Anyways, I brought along my first ever EPP project, these hexie flowers which I started back in January and am now bordering to make big hexagons.
uh oh, where are you taking me?!
What's super fun about the boy is how spontaneous and awesome he is. There I was, happy to sit and stitch and devour peach cobbler with his mom on the back patio, when suddenly we're headed off to a hillbilly pasture party involving lots of food, beer, live music (the boy and his friend sang folk rock songs, swoon!) loud mouths and laughter. Good times all around.
a mud-splattered Lucy-goose
Of course the dog was loving every moment of this adventure, too. We ended up camping out on a sandbar off the river, complete with tents and fishing poles and Sam Adams. Too much fun, really. But the next day was over a 100 degrees and the AC went out, so not everything was perfect. I did manage to get three blocks finished during stolen moments at the house or in the car. This one is my favorite.
a flower burst hexagon
I've decided to name it a flower burst hexie block, and while I'm sure it's been done before I can't find anyone to credit, so that's what I'm calling it. And if you're on instagram, I'm using #projectflowerbursthexie to tag all my photos so they can be in one place. And if you're doing Project Gingham with us, we're using #projectgingham to keep track of our progress. I also made a Project Gingham Flickr group, too!

I'm linking up with Quilt Story today for Fabric Tuesday. Head over and check out what else is there!

Ok that's it. Phew. Long post. Also my 100th in just over a year. I've come a long way since the very first. Thanks for sticking with me!


  1. WOW, it was a doozy! Congratulations!

  2. I love your design wall and I don't think it's overboard at all! I once got a grant to cover my 2nd grade classroom wall just like that. I used pale blue sheets and spray painted clouds faintly over them. I had a huge world map on that wall and we pinned all kinds of things to it. It was great! Then I covered my quilting room wall like that. It works so well!
    Congratulations on the engagement, by the way!

  3. Congratulations!! That is a doozy. :)

    Your hexagon projects are looking great. I'm thinking I need to pull together a little EPP kit for our vacation coming up.

  4. Design wall looks fab - we're gearing up to move at the minute and I can't wait to get one up in my new workroom. Love the hexie-piecing too :)

  5. Congrats! Sounds like such a great weekend! :)

  6. Love what you have done with the hexie! I haven't seen that before, so it must be original! :-)) Congratulations on the impending matrmonials!

  7. Congratulations! Sounds like a great time and I love you EPPs and design wall.

  8. your paper piecing is gorgeous! love your photos and the doggy is so cute! great idea for your design wall. x

  9. Congrats madam! You'll soon be in the bored marrieds club :) Have you set a date/color scheme/style yet? I freaking love weddings. I think I'd be a wedding planner if I could hand out Xanax like tic tacs.

    Love your design wall. Mine is tacked up and looks...functional.

    Silly puppy! City girl getting some country air.

  10. I love your hexies! I am on a hexie kick too, planning on a huge quilt with them. Mine are all scrappy, though.

  11. That singing part does sound fun to watch! :)

  12. I love your hexies - what a great pattern you made with them. Very cool.

  13. Wow! I want to go to a Hillbilly party too! It sounds like something my boys would love! I really like your inspiring and a fresh twist on an oldie, but goodie!

  14. Yay! Congratulations! So exciting! Have you picked a date yet!? Yayayayay! I love people getting married! Maybe I'll get there someday! Haha :)


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