It's finally Friday! Working from home, I hardly ever celebrate Fridays because they're just like any other day to me, but this week I am because NEXT week is the start of school and the return of normal routines to our household. Quite simply: I love routine. Summer is great, but I have to admit I like my day a lot better when I have a logical reason to wake up at 5 am!
This week I've been mostly working on the video background quilt. Should I give this thing a real name?!
I only have 4 more sections to fill with Basic Chevron and then I need to paint the letters so they stand out better. For some reason every time I look at the letters I have to stop and spell to double check that they are right. I don't know why, but they just look funny to me...
It's taken a lot of patience to stick with this background because I know 90% of the quilting is absolutely not going to show in the video. It's mostly quilted to stabilize the background so it doesn't get wrinkled and hang weird.
Of course, another project I've been playing with is requiring a whole different level of patience. I'd go so far as to call this insanity:
Yes, this is 161 hexagons that are being pieced together to make the face for Express Your Love. The jury is still out on whether I'll do this for the body and arm...I know I WON'T be using the 1/4 inch size again!
Just in case this isn't clear how these guys come together:
Yep, that's over 100 hexies with the seam allowance turned and basted to the precut paper, then whip stitched together. At least the whip stitching is relatively quick!
So what insanity are you getting up to today? Remember, it's not truly insane if you're having fun and you're excited about the finished quilt!
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Let's go quilt,