Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I started sewing the hexies together, it was so awesome to see some progress after just cutting and basting for.ever. I am aiming for lap/couch throw size, so I'm about 1/18th done! (1/28th?) Yay! Hopefully it won't be a ten year project, but you just never know. Either way, I figured this one deserves a name - so Tyrannasaurus Hex it is. Big and scary, and if you're not fast, it might just eat you alive. I have a couple hundred hexies basted, so hopefully, alternating between making hexies and stitching them together, it will grow steadily over the winter.

I abandoned the king top this week in favour of a camping trip with the kids -- do not ask how that went, suffice it to say we spent the weekend in the spa pools at Harrison Hot Springs, so it did not go as planned, but it wasn't too shabby either. And we had an evening walk along the lake.

And thank goodness for WIP Wednesday as I thought to myself, "Whatever will people think? I said I was going to have that quilt basted this week, I better get cracking!" Peer pressure (internalized, imaginary peer pressure at that) is a powerful thing - it is not yet basted, but the top is done, and I managed to find the fabric for the backing.

Getting a full picture of a king sized quilt is challenging, so I had to enlist my photography interns to help out and drape it over our balcony.

I have no idea where or how I'm going to baste this monster! I may have to move all of our furniture out of the house.

I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday, and I have also been catching up with the Let's get Acquainted blog hop posts. Here are the recent and upcoming posts:

Sep 4 Lorelei from Mermaid Sews

Leoni from Strandkorbtraum

Sep 6
Tessa from The Sewing Chick
Bethany from Make Me A Quilt

Sep 11
Anne from SpringLeaf Studios
Kristy from Cotton Addiction

Sep 13
Julie from That's Sew Julie
Chelsea from Pins and Bobbins

Sep 18
Lina from Smultronbo's Pieceful
Chase from 1/4" mark

Sep 20
Jen from Closet Quilter
Anna from Pink Padme

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week!



  1. Wow love your Hexies! Sounds like you had a great weekend too, I hope you have renewed strengh to tackle basting that gorgeous quilt! Loving the new look blog by the way :-)

  2. I love the name of your hexie quilt and so would my 4 year old as he is dinosaur crazy. I also love the look of your lake walk- absolutely beautiful.

  3. An all hexi throw? wow. My latest scrap quilt was Scrappysaurus Rex maybe they are related?

  4. Love the hexies and your Little Folks king size quilt top looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see it quilted!

  5. I love the hexies and your name is perfect lol! I am stopping by from the WIP blog hop. I have my WIPs up today if you want to stop by :)

  6. Love your hexies, and your bright colours.

  7. The hexies look great - so fun and colorful! And that kind size quilt - wow!!!

  8. I got a good chuckle out of your post today! I think the hexies are super and I love the name you gave them! Good luck basting and quilting the King quilt - that should keep you busy for a while. Thanks for reminding everyone about the blog hop, I am on the list :)


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