I did manage to sneak in some sewing time for me. It's been slow going over the holidays with machine break downs, Christmas/New Year celebrations, and the awesome influenza that has hit everyone in the house in a matter of two weeks. It really had us down and out too - I don't think I was able to do much more than a few small chores for 3 or 4 days when it hit me. Finally we are starting to feel better and things are falling back into some semblance of a regular quiet life. I love Christmastime - but I also love normalcy and ROUTINE! :)
Here was my big project of 2014/2015! You know that I am in love with my Accuquilt Go! because I detest cutting fabric for quilts. D-E-T-E-S-T. This is probably the biggest thing that prevents me from finishing quilts...I love to dream up fantastic quilts to make...but cutting and piecing them often becomes a tedious endless chore. I like to QUILT the quilt. :) Anyhow - I'm going off a bit here...
My rainbow palette finally came out to play as I cut a few hundred hexagons in to various sizes. The larger hexies I have plans for but the smaller are just extra I figured I'd cut and start adding to precut hexie piles. Who isn't totally inspired but a stack of pretty precuts? I am!
The smallest and medium hexies were set aside and the largest were cut from corner to corner to create six 60 degree triangles for arrangement play. I have been piecing quilts for ten years and I cannot believe I haven't attempted a quilt like this yet!
I also discovered if I do not make one of the corner to corner cuts I could get two 60 degree triangles PLUS two diamonds! Woohoo for lazy quilters!
I had fun arranging and playing with colors and values. This is some arrangement play from cutting up only 18 of the 100 or so big hexie's I cut. I wanted to get an idea for how big of a quilt I would end up with...I am going to lose a lot in seam allowances, but still, this covered a lot more space than I thought it might! I'm going to make some room on the design wall for this today and see what happens.
My biggest goal for 2015? Well I'm pretty confident that I am who I am and probably won't make any huge personality changes over the next year. I'm a bit all over the place - I change my mind at the drop of a hat...I generally have more ideas and plans than I will ever accomplish in one life time...and I usually take off more than I can chew! But that is me - chatty, wordy, scattered - but I'd like to think I'm also pretty fun and a decent human being for the most part! So in 2015 I plan to continue on being ME! ...and taking a little more time to smell the roses and enjoy the sewing that I love so much!