Monday, July 23, 2012

Island time

Ferris Wheel - English Paper Piecing

When you are on an island, things move slower. Truly, it is some kind of law of the universe I am sure. You wait in ferry lines and you sit about relaxing, for example. Lately, I have been taking along some charm packs (Central Park and Cuzco by Kate Spain, Simply Color by Vanessa Christenson), some papers, my sewing kit, and my Spring Carnival templates which I purchased from Katy at I'm a Ginger Monkey, and I am English Paper Piecing.

Hexies for Kristina

It started with that hexie blob which I made for Kristina as part of her block request for the Always Be Learning Bee. It seems that I like EPP, although I  like the sewing together part better than the basting part so I have been sewing together as I go.

Windmills and Trees - progressing

I have also made some progress with Lynne from Lily's Quilts Windmills and Trees Quilt. I have now finished cutting, stitching and trimming enough HSTs for a lap size quilt and I am in the process of making rows. I also shopped for some fabric for the trees. More on that later this week, once I get a bit more done on the top.

As I said, island time. I am moving slowly but spending a lot of time outside and having fun. I hope you are too.