Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WIP Wednesday: the one with hexies

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Back from Vietnam - it was a wonderful holiday. I even got a bit of handsewing done for the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild charity quilt!

Starting with on the plane:

Hexies in flight

At my dad's house in Vietnam - the red hexies:

Red hexies

And the red-purples:

Purple red hexies

And the green-blues - handsewing on the train going in to work this week:

Handsewing on the train. I love public transport!

This morning's public transport efforts: slowly getting thru the green-blues! #sydmqg

The last of the green blues! #sydmqg

I'm pretty sure I did the yellows and the oranges while in Vietnam, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. *grumble*


quilting projects 2013

It's going to have to be a productive first half of the year, because the second half is going to be quite seriously disrupted by a trip to the US and Italy for six weeks.

Woodland by Natalie Lyman

I'm going to do something small and sweet with these charms squares of 'Woodland' by Natalie Lyman:

Designer? Collection? #clueless

Probably a very simple rail-fence-like design.

Round The World

It feels like nearly everyone's doing the Round The World right now - it is a lovely, simple quilt to make - and great for scraps.

Not that these Kona strips are 'scraps' exactly. I cut them out while slicing strips from which to cut the Eternity Quilt triangles - I figured since I had it all out, I might as well make some strips for a project of unknown specifications. :)

Kona strips

We'll see how it turns out. I may regret using these strips for a RTW which looks like it would work best scrappy, but I guess we'll find out!


Going to the US 2013

I need to make quite a few quilts this year - I'm planning to head over to the US and while there, I'll offload a bunch of quilts for friends with whom I've stayed through the years, and take back a HEAPLOAD of fabric. :)

I also would like to make some clothing for cosplays since I intend on attending at least one fannish media convention in 2013 while in the US. Think the Victorian-style dress I put together for Halloween, only based around a specific character.

Only perhaps more complex.

avengers gowns

These are some lovely dress designs based on the characters in the Avengers movie and designed by Kelsey Michele.

I particularly like Thor, Maria Hill, and Hulk, although I suspect that, based on my figure, the Captain America dress is a better choice than the Thor one.

(I have broad shoulders, and a nearly non-existent hip-to-waist ratio, which means I need something that really nips in at the waist and flares out at the hips.The Thor dress would look best on an hourglass, or a girl with good hips.)

Over-ambitious, I think. Still. *sighs*

Anyway, a slightly scattered first WIP Wednesday for 2013! What have you been working on?


  1. you have been very busy with your hexies..good work.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  2. You certainly got a lot of hexies done. Great job.

  3. Love all the hexies. Great take along projects.

  4. adorable hexies! I am stopping from the WIP hop, I would love to have you drop by my post:

  5. I can't resist hexies! I lost a handful on a plane once...I hope you find your yellows!! I think that the solids could make a very interesting "scrappy"!

  6. Love your project...I am a hexie addict! Great job!

  7. I have totally been bitten by the hexie bug too! Aren't those little suckers so addictive!


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