MMStar Count

6 Jan

Two posts in one day, Lindsay?  What gives?

Monday Morning Star Count, that’s what gives.

So it’s not Monday morning precisely, but I want to join in this fun link-up.  Jessica over at Life Under Quilts was one of the first bloggers/instagrammers I followed in regards to English paper piecing [aka the method by which I make and quilt hexagons] when I first became interested a couple months ago.  I received her book for Christmas which also has lots of great EPP tips and techniques.  Well…

Jessica is starting a Monday Morning Star Count – a weekly link-up to encourage and to show progress on EPP projects.  I want to play!  I might not play every Monday [We all know how my weekly Friday Favorites post has not been so weekly.] but every now and again, I hope to join the fun.  And so here I am, two posts in one day.

I continue to work on the Union Jack hexagon quilt from Hexa-Go-Go.  It’s my favorite thing at night to curl up and do on the couch.  I’m to the point where all of the blue sections are sewn together; I now am adding the white/cream borders to each section.  From there, it’s the red.  I find myself getting a little bored with the adding of the borders … I’m ready for some more color and am itching to get to the red!  I keep a stash of red squares to baste when I get really bored and need a little color in my life.  I have about 80 more hexagons to baste and then it’s just putting all the pieces together!

17 Responses to “MMStar Count”

  1. pragmaticpatchwork January 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Fabulous! That will be an amazing quilt. Well done for your progress so far. I love the mix of fabrics. JJ

    • Lindsay January 7, 2014 at 9:44 am #

      Thank you for that kind encouragement!

  2. Pamela January 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    The blues look great. I hope to see more next week.

    • Lindsay January 7, 2014 at 9:45 am #

      Thanks, Pamela. This is my first time participating in a link party like this and I must say, everyone’s kind words will encourage me to have more to show next week!

  3. Elita Sharpe January 6, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    What a gorgeous idea! I love Union Jack quilts! Will have to pin this for more inspiration. Well done!

    • Lindsay January 7, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      When I saw the quilt in Hexa-Go-Go, I knew it had to be my first major hexagon project! Thanks for the encouragement!

  4. Lisa @ books. Lists. Life. January 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    That is so lovely.

    • Lindsay January 7, 2014 at 9:53 am #

      Oh, thank you, Lisa!

  5. Christine January 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Are you using scraps to make your hexies! And what size are they? I love the way it is coming together.

    • Lindsay January 7, 2014 at 9:51 am #

      Christine: the fabric is mostly from my stash. Not necessarily scraps but I love the scrappy-look quilts so it’s right up my alley! They are 1 3/4 hexies. Thanks for your comment!

  6. Jessie January 7, 2014 at 12:43 am #

    I have to shake things up, too. Baste a few, then sew. Then knit, then sew something on the machine… then back to basting! What size are your hexies? 2″?

    • Lindsay January 7, 2014 at 9:52 am #

      Yes! Totally! It’s hard to just stick with one thing until it’s finished! The hexies are 1 3/4”.

  7. Allison January 9, 2014 at 5:47 pm #

    Ohhh….I love the colors and you have quite a bit done already. When I started basting my hexies, I was not even sure what I was going to make with them, but I knew I wanted to try it. I just may have to add the Union Jack quilt to my future projects. I can’t wait to see it finished. Great work!

    • Lindsay January 11, 2014 at 11:54 am #

      Thanks, Allison! This is my first real hexie project – before I did exactly what you did. I just knew I wanted to make them and make them into something. They are so fun!

  8. helen beall January 11, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    What a great project! Union Jack quilts are new to me, and I can’t wait to see it all together now.

  9. Jessica January 12, 2014 at 12:19 am #

    I love that quilt pattern! Can’t wait to see your progress..(post every monday, even if it’s just on IG, and even if it’s only one new hexie) thanks for linking up~

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