Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WIP WEDNESDAY tiny dancer in my hand....

Well summer has been rolling by here in Palm Springs and with temps hovering over 110 several days last week and a huge wildfire this week blocking out the sun and cooling things off everything seems a bit strange this week!  And keeping in form with the strange week was some very strange sewing behavior from me!  I did something this week that I have never, in my 11 years of quilting done before- I actually picked up a pattern from a lovely stack I was recently gifted by my friend Julie of Jaybird Quilts- and my new Hex n More ruler- and read it from start to finish- and committed.
that is right- a pattern on my table~

I quickly and without thinking too much pulled fabric and started cutting- and now am about half done piecing the triangles to the half hexs- and soon a quilt will be born!

half the half hexes already have triangles

the other half waiting to get their turn under the needle
 The fabric I grabbed was actually intended for another purpose (oops) - My sister bought it at a quilt shop nearby her for me to make her a bag.... a bag- not a quilt.  I tried to make the bag once- starred at the fabric for a long time... but I couldn't do it.  You see, she wanted a purse- not a diaper or kid bag- and the fabric looked too- I don't know, baby.  So, I reasoned, I could certainly tempt her with something from my prized stash of special hoarded stuff- I know her style.  And this will make a super cute quilt- so Tiny Dancer it is- and you know what?  Following a pattern is pretty darn great- all the figuring done for you, not too much thinking- just easy peasy.  And Julie writes a fabulous pattern.  Angela Walters quilted Julie's version- and it is to die for- I am going to try to resist the urge to outright copy her when I quilt mine... I did say try.  Hope you all are have a fantastic week and a super summer- can't wait to see what you have all been up to!
of course I am linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP WEDNESDAY


  1. Gorgeous fabric, I can't wait to see it taking shape. Looks like you've made a great start!

  2. Looks like a fun one!! Keeps the eyes moving!

  3. oooh that gray fabric is awesome!

    I am stopping by from the WIP hop, my post is here if you have time to stop by :)