Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hexagon Piecing is DONE!!!

After nearly one month of working on my hexagon project, I have finished piecing all of the flowers. I still need to add the borders and quilt it. I have to say that to all of you who are making larger quilts than I am, I admire your patience and determination.

I am so please with how this has turned out, and I am looking forward to seeing the finished project.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I became a mom...

Twelve years ago today, to a precious little girl. It is hard fo me to believe how fast the years have gone by.

Hannah, I pray that you will seek the Lord with all your heart and live to glorify Him in all you do. You are a special part of His creation and He loves you. This verse I give to you today; "But, blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He is like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17: 7-8

I love you Hannah, and hope you have a wonderful day.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Three Years Ago Today......

This is what we were doing

Bording a plane for an 8 hour flight, as we moved from Canada to Peru. I can hardly belive how fast the past three years have passed. God has been faithful to us and he has helped every day. We have seen much, loved much and also grown in many ways. Thanks you to everyone who has prayed for our ministry here and for the people that we love. We look forward to many more years of ministry here in Peru.

Monday, September 20, 2010

So Adorable...

Have you heard of SarahJane? I came across her blog a few months ago and I love it. She is a wonderful artist and illustrator. She also has a beautiful Esty shop where you can buy her prints, stationary and patterns for embroidery. That is where this post is leading.

I wanted to try my hand at embroidery and I came across Sarah's Months of the year patterns.I decided to try the April Showers pattern. Can I just tell you how much I love it? I was surprised by how easy it was for my first try. I think I may just have to try a few more.

So if you like adorable embroidery or just sweet prints I encourage you to stop by SarahJane's blog or her shop, you'll enjoy it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Question for all of my Quilting Friends...

I am wondering if there is a list detailing which Bella Solids by Moda go with each fabric collection? I know I can buy a color card, and I will next time I order fabric. I just don't want to try matching up on my computer screen, as it often turns out the colors are a bit off.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mission Accomplished!

Thanks to my new friend Sarah, who told me about a great pattern for a new pin cushion at Spun Sugar Quilts. I managed to find the perfect scraps and whip one up this afternoon. Sadly the flash on my camera is not working and the pictures aren't turning out, so I will take a few tomorrow during the daylight. Thanks Sarah for your help.

Below are a few pictures of my progress with the hexagon quilt along.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pin Cushion

Okay it has now become apparent that I need to make myself a pin cushion. I heve never really needed one before, as I seldom did any hand sewing. However, this heagon quilt project has proven that I need an easy place to store my needle when I am not sewing. So be sure to check back and see what I come up with. I was thinking about some cute design ideas today, but practicality may take precidence for right now. If you want to see a few pics of some neat pin cushions others have made check out Sew Picture Perfect, she posted some great ones yesterday. I love the little felt flower ones.

Monday, September 6, 2010

River Fishing and More Hexagon Madness

On Saturday we packed our lunch, hopped in the car an drove along a narrow winding one lane road along the mountains for two hours to go fishing. I know you are thinking to yourself, you guys must be crazy. You might be right, but it was also a fun way to spend an afternoon as a family. We didn't catch anything, but that didn't seem to matter to anyone.  

And now for the progress made on my hexagons 572 down and 226 to go.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hexagon Craziness

The other day I was browsing through a few of my favourite sewing blogs, when I came upon a Quilt Along using hexagons. I have never done paper piecing before and thought I would try it out. As was predicted by fellow quilters, it is addicting and I have now decided to join the quilt along and make a quilt for my husband's grandmother for Christmas.

Because of living in South America and not having any other visitors before we go on furlough I have had to be creative and design my own templates for the piecing, but I don't mind. So how about you? Do you want to join me in this quilting advernture?  Pop on over to Texas Freckles blog to learn about quilting with hexagons and have some fun.

Here are a few pictures of what I have done so far.

The beginnings of Grammy's quilt. I am using Fig & Plum by Fig Tree Quilts. On average I am basting about 80 hexagons a night. 240 down about 900 to go!

My first attempt that got me hooked, using scraps leftover from Sarah's Yellow Brick Road quilt.

Here's a link to the flicker group with some inspiring pics.