This blogging world is great isn't it?
Today ( well it's actually night time here ! ) I've been flying around the world visiting all my bloggy pals and reading about their lives and what they are doing today.
Sometimes I leave a little message, sometimes I decide to go back later when I have more time to "talk".
So when I visited Kate's lovely blog Railway Cottage and read about her "English Paper Piecing" it inspired me to share a project that I have been working on for more than a year.
Actually I think I started it at the beginning of 2008 but I pick it up and put it down - it's a bit of an aimless, meandering project I have to say.
It 's a quilt-as-you-go hexagon quilty thing.
I don't know how big it's going to end up.
I don't know whether it will be square or rectangular or maybe even roundish.
This is how you do it .
You start off with a hexagon of backing material that blends well with all the other materials you have .
Each side measures about 2 inches so it is quite big.
On it you place a piece of wadding that is about half an inch smaller all round .
On top of that you place another piece of material of the same size from your stash for this project.
Then fold the edges over and pin them.
When you have a stash of these ready to go you can settle yourself down to watchTV, or whatever takes your fancy and neatly stitch them down.
Steps 1 to 4
When you have a big stash of these you simply fold them right sides facing and sew them together in any pattern you desire.
Perhaps like this
or like this ...
.... until you have a completely finished quilt of the required size!
As you can see I've not decided yet but I think I'll go the random way. It's easier.
I have about 100 now but I'll just keep on until the backing is all used up and I'll work it out then.