Monday Morning Star Count #2

13 Jan

Last week, I joined Life Under Quilts for the beginning of a weekly link-up all about EPP projects.  I did it last week; thought I’d give it a go.  I openly admitted that I didn’t think I’d do it every week.  I’m not so great at sticking to a blogging schedule.

And yet, here I am again.  Want to know why?

I have always heard people say they’ve found community through their blogs.  About how they feel supported and make friends and all that.  I’ve never really explored joining the crafty/quilty blog world in such a way.  Until I joined the link-up last week.

I get it now.  Those of you who commented – thank you!  It was wonderful to hear your affirmations and support.  And it was so fun and inspiring to look at all of your projects!  As I sat and worked on my Union Jack quilt at night throughout the week, I thought of you.  [In a nice way; not a creepy way.  Promise.]  I thought, I have to work on this so I have some work to show on Monday!  And I enjoyed every minute of it.  By golly gee, this whole online-community-link-up-awesome-quilters-giving-support thing works.

Okay, enough of that.  [I have a tendency to be a big old sap.  Moving on.]  Onto the project.

I’ve been working on this quilt – my first hexie [hexies are 1 3/4”] quilt – for probably about four months now and it keeps growing.  I laid out all of the larger components last night to get a read on how it’s going … and I like it.  I have three and a half sections of blue to finish bordering with white hexies.  From there, it is strips of red in between them all.  I don’t have a tally exactly; I just know I’m almost there!  I can’t wait to add the red; I’m hopeful it will come together well.  The pattern then calls for a sewn border; I think I’ll have a hard time going back to my machine to do that part after growing so comfy sewing on the couch watching Sherlock!  [For the integrity of the quilt, I try to watch British programming while sewing.  That’s only half a joke.]

Here’s where we’re at:

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15 Responses to “Monday Morning Star Count #2”

  1. Cara Brooke January 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Community is so nice! I’m just starting up with following the Monday Morning Star Count myself, and I’m totally impressed by your gorgeous work. Love the colors, love everything.

    • Lindsay January 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

      Community is so great! Thanks for your kind comments!

  2. Adrienne January 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    I hear on the community thing — and the motivation that comes from feeling like you need to have something to show each week. Today is the first time I’ve joined up on the linky (though I had been following the Monday Morning Star Count last year).

    Your quilt is looking gorgeous! I like the mix of blues that you used. It gives the flag a unique look. I’m looking forward to seeing it all come together when you add the red. Keep up the great work!

    • Lindsay January 15, 2014 at 10:14 pm #

      Thank you so much! Glad to be on this encouraging EPP journey with you!

  3. Pamela January 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    Very pretty!

  4. Jessica January 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    I love the shots of the pieces all laid out! Will you use a bunch of reds too? When you get to the border, we’ll push you along then too, don’t worry 🙂

    • Lindsay January 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

      The reds will be a scrappy mix, much like the blue. I will need the encouragement for sure! Thanks!

  5. Jessie January 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    It took me forever to grasp that community thing. I didn’t even reply to comments at first! No wonder I didn’t make any friends. I’ve tried other linkys before but I think this one is brilliant because it’s all about progress, not finishes… I definitely don’t have a finish to share each week! But I’ve always got my EPP handy. Anyway, my last couple of projects are infused with heavy doses of Sherlock and BBC as well, glad to find a fellow aficionado!

    • Lindsay January 15, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

      Yes! I love that this is encouraging and all about the journey of making a quilt – you’re so right! It makes me so happy to have joined in this EPP community. (And I’ve probably watched every episode of Sherlock at least twice in the making of this quilt. Wee bit obsessed on my end!)

  6. helen beall January 14, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    LOL…watching Downton Abbey might add even more credibility…and it couldn’t hurt. I confess I am confirmed Anglophile.

    • Lindsay January 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

      Yes! So thrilled Downton is back so it can be a part of the quilt!

  7. wendysquiltingjourney January 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    these are so pretty…and the colors are very calming.

  8. Allison January 14, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    I can already picture the red 🙂 Your EPP is so beautiful and I am looking forward to your continued progress. Awesome work!

    • Lindsay January 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

      Thank you, Allison! The red will be exciting!

  9. Brenna January 31, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    I can’t wait to see that quilt when it’s done! I love Hexies. I haven’t quilted in months and seeing this makes me want to work some WIPs!

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