Kikus and Hexies

I spent last night fussy cutting hexagons, not for English Paper Piecing, but for the Candied Hexagons Quilt I’m finally starting!  No doubt Janet (my inspiration) and Lorraine (my benefactor) have both given up on me!  Never fear, I always get around to my projects, eventually!  I’m cutting these with templates lent to me by another generous quilting friend, Linda.  Much slicker than my paper templates I was planning to use!

Monday night I started yet another project, sewing a new Summer dress for myself:

It feels good to sew clothing again, I need to find more time to devote to it!
And I finally have finished pics to share with you of the Chrysanthemum Quilt.  Made for my best friend’s birthday, as the Chrysanthemum is a traditional symbol of friendship.  In Japan chrysanthemums, called “kikus”, are exchanged between friends as a symbol of the virtue and incomparable value of their friendship.  The quilt is of my own design, in Michael Miller’s Espresso brown solid, Kona Stone, Meadowsweet green scroll and greens from my stash:

My photos are not great, next time I’m at her home I will need to retake!  This one shows the truest colors:

My meander/stipple quilting continues to improve:
Who knows, maybe one day I’ll even master feathers! A girl can dream, can’t she?!
What are you working on this week?