Creative Clips-Leap Week

Last weekend I attended a quilt retreat, approximately 80 miles from home.  I went Friday and stayed until noon on Saturday, and I only accomplished one thing: cutting out the rest of the pieces for my Candied Hexagons quilt:

and those pieces look like such a small pile, but it isn’t small at all.  There are at least 18 half blocks, and 30 full hexagon blocks represented in that photo.  Lots of tedious cutting, using Mari Michell Templates (set H) and a Clover 28mm Rotary Cutter.  I spent much of my Grubers retreat weekend last July cutting pieces for this quilt, too.  It’s probably best I didn’t keep track of the hours (cutting or hand-piecing), it is by far my most time consuming quilt to date.

I brought this home, along with a borrowed Go! Cutter, to make another, far less time consuming hexagon quilt!

I bought a few end-of-the-bolt goodies at the shop that hosted the retreat, and she had a buy one-get one free book sale, so….  

You can probably tell by my photos here that I have yet to read that top book (HA!), and I’ve already made a project from the bottom book (blog post coming tomorrow!!).  Both of these had been on my Amazon wishlist for a while, so I couldn’t resist the BOGO special.

What else have I been doing this week?  Getting to know my new acquaintance…

I think we’re going to be great friends.

6 thoughts on “Creative Clips-Leap Week

  1. I think you will love your new acquaintance. Don't worry about how long that quilt is taking you — it will be so worth it in the end. It's beautiful.

  2. You will love your new acquaintance. I have one just like it and LOVE it. I have been a Mac user since 1987!!! That just makes me crack up about cutting the whole time at the quilt and does make me think of last July. I agree with Shelly that this quilt will be so worth it in the end. I have a Go Baby, and I bought that same die. Glad to know I'll be able to use it for some of that quilt when I do start it. (Notice I said “when” and not “if.)

  3. Oh, but every moment spent cutting out your hexagon pieces is gonna turn into a fabulous quilt. I can't wait to see it all come together. I love it already. Is that a new Mac!? What a lucky duck you are! What fun!

  4. You are going to love cutting out your hexagons with the GO! cutter. I have had mine for about a year and I love, love, love it! The equilateral triangle die will cut the corresponding triangles for the hexagons. Can't wait to see your finished quilt.

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