Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Designing by Day ~ Hexagons by Night

Hello to all my quilty friends!

I need to fill you in on what's been cooking here in my studio.  I've been working on a lot of projects these last couple of months.  Four major projects that have all had September or October deadlines.  All are very exciting, and yet very frustrating because I've been sworn to secrecy!  Now... I can keep a secret, no doubt about that, but that doesn't mean I want to!  I think about what I want to write in my blog all the time.  I'm busy doing these fun and exciting things, yet I can't tell you about them right now!  So frustrating!  I will have loads of fun stuff to write about soon....some of my news I can share with you in the spring, but what about now?  The reason I'm sharing all of this with you is to...well.....explain why I haven't been more of a chatty Cathy.  I've been designing all kinds of things by day, and working on my hexagon quilt at night. 

Speaking of the hexagon quilt, I really thought I'd be finished by now.  It's holding up the release of Journey Three!  I have one more round of hex's to stitch....then I can work to complete the quilt, and so that's what I will be doing today.  I picked up a new audio book from the library yesterday so I'd have something good to listen to while I'm sewing and a stitchin'.  I just have to have this quilt finished in the next few days!!

You have all been very patient, too!  Hanging in there with me while I try to get all of this stuff done for Journey Three.  The minute the hex quilt is finished, I'll take a photo.....not a teaser photo....a photo of the whole quilt and post it.  Then, as the other quilts are bound, I'll show ya those too! 

Every hard working quilter needs some time away with friends, don't ya think?  Well, this quilter is looking forward to going on a retreat!!  Next week, I'll be headed to the retreat at Primitive Gatherings, Lisa Bongean's shop, along with my designer pal Tara Lynn Darr of Sew Unique Creations, and several other of our best quilting buddies.  We'll be shop hopping along the way, too!  Now that my iPad is up and working for blogging, that means that I can share all kinds of goodies with you.  Hey, maybe there will be a photo from one of the shops of a project that grabs your heart?  No...that's not a bad thing, that's a good thing!!

Well....I'd better get started with my hexagon quilt.  It's been nice spending a few minutes with you!  I hope you enjoy your day.....Pam


  1. OK, I am going to be a good quilter and patiently wait for your reveals! Your upcoming retreat sounds absolutely fabulous - have fun and I will be checking in daily ;)
    Karen W.

  2. Pam, have fun at your retreat. I will miss seeing you at the first session. It will be worth the wait I'm sure!!! Karen S.

  3. ..............talk about suspense.....:-)

  4. I am looking forward to the hexagon quilt since I have been making lots of Hexies. Not sure what I am making with them so your pattern just might be the one.

    Charlotte S.

  5. Hi Pam,

    Gee, hanging by a thread here, waiting for more about your big secret and to see what you've been working on, too. :-) Keep up the great work and enjoy your well deserved retreat!