I always have a Forever Project going. I coined the term "Forever Project" literally forever ago when it took me 10 years to finish an embroidered throw pillow. :-)
For me, a "Forever Project" is always a handwork project. It is portable so that I can take it with me when I was at Little League games, doctor appointments but mostly when I was in the car on road trips or vacations. I absolutely need something to keep my hands busy and I decided long ago that although I love to read books, I wanted something to show for all that time besides having finished Yet Another Book.
I've had many Forever Projects over the years. Some take longer than others. Some surprise me by being completed relatively quickly. But they never have deadlines; they get done when they get done .. hence the name "Forever Project". :-)
I recently finished my (former) latest Forever Project, which was a hand-stitched hexie 104"x116" quilt top (which you can read about here but you'll need to scroll to get to the February 2015 paragraph).
|"Reaching Out" by Edyta Sitar|
After doing some rough calculations, I determined that my hexie flowers were about twice as large as the 9-patches, so I'd need half as many units to make up the narrow columns.
I do hope the change in scale works out well because that's the size the hexie flowers are going to be! :-)
|a flower unit|
So, from about March 2015 onwards, I've been making lots of little hexies .... putting the little hexies into flower units ....
|A flower unit with green "leaves" and black side diamonds|
That's what I'm working on right now: sewing the 4 little black diamond pieces onto the sides of the hexie flower units.
Via the "magic" of some VERY basic photo editing, I've created a VERY rough idea of what the hexie flower column is going to look like.
I've already obtained the white-on-white fabric that will be the background fabric for the applique columns. I can see that pretty soon, I'm going to be working those applique columns! I'm looking forward to that part of the quilt process! :-)