Wednesday, 14 May 2014

WIP: RoadTripSewAlong on Instagram

I am now on Instagram @geomamaquilts if you want to follow me. As we come into summer I love to take my english paper piecing with me. Roads trips, playgrounds, beachside, BBQs at friend's houses, nowhere is off limits. So join me using the hashtag #roadtripsewalong and let us take our sewing out of the studio and enjoy the summer sun.

Besides figuring out the basics on Instagram, I had a 3.5 hour sewing session last night to get the diaper covers done for my friend, I will see them this weekend so it will be good to have them done. 18 covers took a lot of time between cutting, putting snaps in and sewing them together. I think the prefolds will sew together much more quickly when I get back.

I am including 2 laundry bags, a diaper bag sized one, and one for home use.

Today I am packing, doing laundry, baking cookies for in the car, and cutting itsy-bitsy half hexagons for a project that I am calling Seventy-Two until I come up with something more clever.

It was super quick to cut 60 half-hexies of each color by having my paper template taped to the back of my smallest ruler. I cut strips at 1.5" which should each yield 20-21 half hexies with generous 1/4" seam allowances around the paper pieces.

If I get enough done tonight I might even be able to finish my May Hexie Block of the Month. Here is one wing of the butterfly.

I am linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday and Lorna for Let's Bee Social.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look and I would love to hear if you have plans to take your sewing on any adventures. If you are on Instagram please join the #roadtripsewalong.



  1. One busy lady. I love the owl fabric you have used and what a cute little bag! Looking forward to seeing the finished hexie block of the month.

  2. So smart to tape the template to the back of your ruler!

  3. You sure do have a lot on the go! The cookies sound awfully tempting. Great projects all!

  4. That diaper bag fabric is so cute. And I really like your butterfly wing. Very pretty.


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