Wednesday 11 January 2012

What have I been up to?

Well, I finally caved and decided to join Katja's hex-a-thon.  I wasn't sure with the Farmer's Wife Blocks happening if I would have time, but what the heck.  I love English Paper Piecing and this will give me something to do in the evenings when I'm to tired to do much else.

This is my offering for weeks 1 and 2.  I'm not sure if I'll do two every week, but these were quite easy, and I got a little carried away.

What else have I been up to?  Well I just finished quilting this quilt for my friend Claire.

This quilt has a definite African theme to it.  The panels were a gift from a friend, several of the blocks are from block exchanges and with Claire's creativity, a beautiful quilt is born.

I just love those funky chickens in the first panel.  The swirling water was a lot of fun to quilt in the second.    
Some lucky nephew of Claire's is going to receive a wonderful gift to use on his boat!


  1. Very cool quilting Linda and your hexies look great. See you soon.

  2. What a cool quilt that she pieced together from different elements. Love your quilting on it too. Your hexathon blocks look great!

  3. I admire you for taking on both the Farmer's Wife blocks and then the hexies. Lots of work there! Your blocks look great so it is worth it.
    The African quilt does look wonderful. Great gift!