I love starting a new quilt!
I can never decide whether it is more fun to finish a project or start a new one! After many happy hours of stitching, a quilt becomes like an old friend - and when it is finished it feels sad in some ways and I really miss working on it.
This happened to me when I recently completed "Hunsford". I worked on a frenzy of applique for a couple of months to get it done in time for quilting for the 2013 Darling Harbour Quilt Show. Veronica is quilting it as I write this! But once it was done I was at a loss - what am I going to do now?
I always have a machine project and one (or two) hand projects on the go at any given time. I am looking forward to spending the weekend at the Edmund Rice Convention Centre at Mulgoa this coming weekend with a group of like-minded ladies from Pioneer Patchwork. No teaching for me this time - just my own sewing - yay!
I am taking two long border pieces I have been putting together for the border on a new machine pieced and appliqued quilt.
Here is a sneak peek with my paper pattern and the fabric version next to it. Will look better when the stitching is done but I am pleased with the design - lots of work!
I am also taking some hand sewing with me for the evenings. Surprise, surprise... I am starting a new quilt with one inch hexagons. Love them.