Hexie Weekend Farewell - Welcome WIPs Be Gone!

Hello, here we are at the start of a new year.  Looking back on posts for 2014, I found more and more, quilting was interrupted by life's demands. Certainly my mother's recent health issues were a wake up call.  I need to spend more time with family and less on the computer. It can be such a pit of sedentary activity.  So change is coming to this blog.  I want to take this opportunity to thank every one who has linked to Hexie Weekend.  My plans were to work on hexies during the week and show them off on the weekend.  More and more that didn't happen,  and I kept finding other lovely bloggers who also had linky parties for hexies. So much eye candy there! I will still be doing hexies, but I'll be linking over at the more dedicated hexagon bloggers.

I still would like to see what you are doing. It is very inspiring and educational to see what quilters are creating.  My goal for 2015 is to make it the Year of the WIP.  I have so many - do you?  So starting this week, I'll be hosting a linky party for your WIP projects or additions to your photostream.  I hope you will share with me and the other readers. It's so much fun to see what you're bringing to life.

For this week, I do have a hexie to show besides the ones earlier in the week. Having been at my mother's for the last two weeks, I'm pleased to announce I got 10 more hexie flowers done.  Here's the one I'm working on now:
Only two petals sewn to the center so far.  And that's a Christmas table runner it's sitting on - not the eventual background. Maybe I can finish it for Slow Sunday Stitching. I'm so happy to report Mom has gotten a clean bill of heath and will most likely not need any other type of medical intervention for her breast cancer.  Praise God!!

The other reason I didn't get more hexies done is I started to hand quilt my bed quilt again. Got one more block done:
Have two more to go and then I can start on the sashing and borders of this queen size quilt.  This has been 24 years in the making - yep, 24.  See why I've started on those WIPs.

Lastly, I do have a finish - the last one for 2014.  I finished it yesterday waiting for the New Year.
This was a project a friend gave me. She got it at a estate sale.  There are some projects that should be finished and others that should not.  This for me, after I finally finished it, was one that was a should not. The blocks were made with that really airy and puffy batting of the 50s, 60s. Oh the trouble it caused.  Every seam had to be basted to be sure it worked out right. Seven blocks were already done - I wasn't about to take them apart! Much  of the fabric was polyester/cotton - stretchy and thin - oh my.  The stitching was falling apart in places. The sizes of the QAYG blocks ranged from 14" to 11".  While it is not my best work, it is done.  Here's the back:

I had to make two blocks and patch one - the blue one was already made.

So what are you working on?  Linky below. Ends Monday, Midnight. I'm linking to Amanda's Finish it Up Friday and Sarah's Can I get a Whoop, Whoop?


Comments

hetty said…
So good to hear that your Mom is doing well. I know what you mean by life getting in the way of sewing. That's been happening to me a lot lately too. I love your partly finished hexie. The finished quilt looks good too. Only you can see the imperfections. A finish is a finish no matter how you look at it.
glad your mom well be ok. love hexies but work on other things a lot too like you do.
Sue Daurio said…
So good to hear things are looking better! Happy New Year!! Love your log cabin finish
Such wonderful news about your Mom Angie. Love your handquilting!
Kath said…
What a relief to have such good news about your Mum. I love your handquilting, it looks very neat and cosy.
desertskyquilts said…
So happy about your mom! So WIPS Away is going to take the place of Hexie Weekend and still be on a Friday?
Karen H said…
That's great news about your Mom! As for that hand quilted queen size quilt goes, it is one block closer to being done! It sure looks pretty from the back!
Jessica Hadden said…
Beautiful projects all!
tubakk said…
Beautiful projects for you. I love that scrappy log-cabin quilt. Happy to hear that your mother is well. I'll be linking my hexies or other projects I work with every week. Time for finishing quilts for me too.