Granny’s Hexagons & Squares
February 5, 2009 § 9 Comments
After that initial January shot of energy to work on unfinished projects, I’ve come to a screeching halt in an unmotivated mid-winter funk. How does this happen? It’s not as if I have a lack of things to do. And I’m sure you don’t want to know all the unruly details of life. So… let’s try to distract this blue mood for a moment.
I picked up this hexagon ruler by EZ Quilting at Fabric Depot on our way back from the Sisters Quilt Show in Oregon last summer. I’ve been hoping that it would provide an easier (and by easier, I’m thinking FASTER) method to making a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. I have giant 4-inch hexagons cut. But I feel guilty wanting to sit down and sew them when I know that I have so many other things that should and need to be finished first.
Surprisingly, my Babette blanket has been calling to me. I actually sat down and sewed two sections together and crocheted 4 of the larger granny squares. I am feeling a little less guilty about Babette’s neglect. I figure, if I work steadily on it for the next few months, I could potentially have a finished Babette by the end of the summer. Now wouldn’t THAT be a pleasant surprise.
While flipping through a distributor catalog at work last week, I came across this recently published book, Sketching Embroidery of Kazue Sakurai. It’s been ordered and I’m fidgeting with anticipation to see it!
It was a quilt like this… and I don’t even know if it was done by Kazue Sakurai… that inspired my Little Acorns quilt, which inspired my Purple Coneflowers quilt, which led to my For The Birds quilt for the DQS5 swap.
I love, love, love the look of this style of applique/embroidery.
Does anyone have anything else that might pull me out of the mid-winter doldrums? The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is coming up in a couple of weeks. That might help!