My project of choice during road trips (and there have been many lately!) is English paper pieced hexies. My bag is always full of a ready supply of precut card stock backings and precut hexie shapes from my scrap bag using my Accuquilt GO BIG. I use my cutting/ironing board for stability on my lap, my Sewline Glue Stick, Superior Bottom Line thread, and my sewing snips. Everything is small and portable and easy to keep by me in the front seat.
My mobile set up
I love creating these little lovelies from pieces of scraps.
I really wish I could read in the car, but I am prone to car sickness, so that’s not an option for me. This suits me just fine.
This week was a short one for me in my studio, but I did manage to meet my goal of getting my next Cotton Theory project cut out and labeled.
Step One -cut and label front pieces according to the directions. This is Bossa Nova.
Cut and label back pieces
Cut and label batting pieces. Hobbs 80/20 batting is recommended. Cotton Theory makes great use of batting scraps.
Can’t wait to get quilting it next week!!
A couple of weeks ago, Eleanor Burn’s sister, Pat Knoechel, spoke to our quilt guild. I was simply amazed at how similar their voice and manerisms are. It’s really uncanny. She is just as funny, too. They are not similar in appearance, however. I would never have guessed from just seeing her that they are sisters.
We enjoyed the many beautiful quilts she shared with us.
She graciously autographed patterns and books afterwards. A delightful presentation!