I decided to treat myself to one of two books on my wish list, Primarily Quilts by Di Ford. It is an expensive book but it is loaded with beautiful quilts and inspiration. I received a 20% off coupon from Paper Pieces and decided to bite the bullet.
There are so many fabulous quilts including several hexagon quilts in the book. I don't know that I will ever many any of these quilt but I love looking at pictures because if nothing else it is a study in colour and scale (of prints). This is one of my favourites, Phebe. It has a lovely applique center surrounded by wonderful pieced borders!
There are also a number of hexagon quilts! They are so tempting!
I also treated myself to a copy of the magazine Primitive Quilts. One of my readers, Missie Carpenter of Traditional Primitives has a piece featured in the magazine so of course I had to go out and get it!
Missie's pattern is called Bluebirds and Berries and I absolutely adore it! Congratulations Missie!
Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and she presented me with the loveliest of gifts, a veritable treasure. Look at this lovely box. Can you imagine what was inside?
A pair of Sajou scissors from France! I've been drooling over these scissors on the Warp and Weft site but they are well out of my price range. So can you imagine how happy I was to receive this most extravagant gift? I was beyond thrilled!
And what was the find? There is a warehouse that sells ends of lots and they had large, really large cones of polyester thread. Everything was 50% off the lowest price so I grabbed two spools of thread. I paid $1 for the large cone and fifty cents for the smaller cone (which is still huge).
So what will I do with all that polyester thread? I like to use it for basting when I do English paper piecing. That's a lot of thread so it got me thinking that perhaps I should make another hexagon quilt. Since so many of you seem to be enjoying my Soupcon Quilt Along (QAL) I think I will plan another QAL when Soupcon is finished. I've got plenty of ideas for a bed quilt made with 1" hexagons so if like me you are addicted to hexagons (or you think you might like to get addicted) stay tuned!
Lastly don't forget to visit the HexieBlog for the February hexagon block of the month! It is fast and easy so why not get creative and see what you can do? This month the pattern is, what else, a heart!
Until I post again, happy sewing!