The Ultimate Work In Progress

Lee at Freshly Pieced is hosting a WIP Wednesday. Great idea! I can't wait to see what other people are working on and hopefully this will get some of my WIPs done at a faster pace. You have to have something to show on Wednesday after all. :)
This project started last October when I went to the AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines. The great ladies from Paper Pieces had a booth and showed me how to English paper piece.

I was hooked.

I messed around for a few months making hexagons out of scraps, but then I got a really good deal on 1930's reproduction fabric - 25 FQs for $25 - and my hexagon journey began in earnest.

I remember taking this picture last February. I was sooo proud of those 5 hexagon flowers.

By April I had made over 30 and was starting to sew them together.

Now I have 63 joined in two large sections and 29 waiting to be sewn together. Most of my hand work happens after the kids go to bed. After saying, "Pajamas, teeth, toilet!" ten million times I am ready for a break. I turn on Hulu and start stitching. I can get one flower done in 1 1/2 hours while watching TV - it only takes 45 minutes with no TV - but what fun is that? :)
I would love to finish the top by February - I'll keep you posted.

What are you working on?
LeilaWIP, hexagons12 Comments