Monday, November 1, 2010

Election Day - Finally!

Hallelujah - the end is in sight to the constant phone calls from pollsters and campaigns, and the ridiculous commercials - I've had it this election season. I'm packing my bag - my election day survival kit. See, I work the polls in my local precinct and it can get a little slow and boring. I always bring along some kind of project with me - last election I knitted 4 hats on my down time. So what is it this election day - hexagons. I've got all of the essentials - most importantly, my needle threader love those things.
I made my templates from construction paper - why - because I had it on hand, and I like the extra firmness of the construction compared to plain paper - the needle goes through it easily.
I'm making 2 different sizes - a 2 inch and 3 inch - I'll show you how I cut my hexagons later this week.
Here's my assignment for tomorrow - I'm hoping to get all of these hex's basted.
I basted these using templar - what a hassle - it just wasn't worth the effort - I much prefer the paper method.
Here's a tip - I love these binder clips - they are hands down the best office supply cross over to the sewing room - I have lots of different applications for them. I use the small binder clips to secure two sides of the hexagon to make basting them much easier.
What am I making -? -? - don't worry - I plan on sharing every step of the process with you - finally a project I can share with you. You might recognize the fabric - this is for the baby quilt I'm making for my nephew and his wife.


My Sweet Prairie said...

Pretty birdie!! LOVE the fussy cutting. ;) Great blog. One of my faves, you are.

Marsha said...

I, too, am happy that this is election day. Tomorrow, I can start answering my phone again! Woo hoo!

Angie said...

Great idea with the binder clips. I am also working on a hexagon quilt too! I can't wait to see what you are making.

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