Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Today I was sick of staring at the machines and mess. When I saw a post that our LQS was having a hexie demo in an hour I jumped. I called up my quilty friend Bev and said I'd be by to pick her up in 45 minutes. A quick shower, a wild hunt for a clean shirt, a wee bit of ironing and I was there.
I expected a 10 minute talk. What we encountered was a lesson complete with $5 kit. There turned out to be 5 of us total with one fantastic teacher. She taught us English Paper Piecing. Clearly Bev and I were more used to hand work than the others because we both finished basting, stitching and appliqueing before the time was up.
Half-way through I realized I was making a mini quilt AND that it was still September. That meant I actually had a project for the Project Quilting September Off-season challenge! All I had to do was dash home stitch on the back, fill it with the (provided, can you believe it) bag of walnut shells and I was done! Woo Hoo.
Best of all I think that I could do a hexie project. To all my #talknt friends, yes, I've gone to the dark side. I resisted for a long time but they got me in the end. I did manage to resist buying the papers but I'm not sure it is going to last long. I could be sitting here using up scraps instead of typing...