Work In Progress Wednesday

Alternate title: Why I dislike hexagons

There came a point while working with this project when I said to my husband that I just wanted it to be over with. Then, I felt like I had a handle on things and enjoyed it.  That lasted about half a minute and I’m back to disliking this. I spent my hard-earned money on it, though so I will be finishing it. This week preferably. I have baby quilts to get working on!

In theory, this isn’t a challenging project, but lining up the points for the angles was just so darn hard for me! I tried different methods of laying it out and pinning it, but nothing has made this simple. My seam ripper has gotten a LOT of use in the past week :)

The good news is that this project helped me make up my mind about our bedroom. It is my goal to finally get around to decorating it and making it a cozy spot this Spring. I chose this pillow kit because I loved the patterns and colors and thought that I could use them to compliment a quilt. We have a king sized bed. As I was attempting to practice some free-motion quilting yesterday afternoon, I realized that there was no way I could handle doing a quilt of that size. Then, I started calculating and decided that since I still haven’t finished piecing the top of the quilt I had planned for our queen sized bed, it would be best to not bite off more than I can chew.

However. I have found so many beautiful patterns I think that I will stick to making them in the smaller sizes and content myself with learning skills. All that to say, it’s a good thing I love throw pillows, because once I finish this one, I’m back to right angles for a while!

What are you working on this week?

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