Saturday, February 14, 2015

SLOW Work

I just got back from a trip to Arkansas to visit my son's family. While I was traveling (and during some "down" time), I got a lot of work on my hexie quilt done. I put in over twenty hours of work and have this to show for it.

I made HUNDREDS of little hexies to use as my color palette for the quilt. Now, this is what I call SLOW work. I tried to explain what I was doing to one of my grandchildren. I told her that I use these little pieces of colored fabric like painters use paints. She seemed to "get it" then. I'm planning on taking a new picture of the project when I get a few more rows finished. Stay tuned.

Do you do any SLOW work?

3 comments:

Lisa Greenbow said...

Not anything this slow. Wow. You have the patience of a saint. It seems the older I get the slower I get so most projects are slow. I can't wait to see how you paint this quilt.

desertskyquilts said...

I also do hexagons, but nothing smaller than 3/4" sides. In looking at these, I'm thinking you got a LOT done for only 20 hours!

Robbie said...

I love your colors and containers!! I just went 'fabric shopping' (something I don't do often!) and purchased some fabrics for my hex background. I cut out about 100 paper hex's last night and started back sewing some this afternoon. I love this "slow work"!! Can't wait to see your 'painting'!!