... in the sewing room, that is. After I finished this month's clue for the Meadow Mist mystery I got to thinking about hexagons. With so many of the Devo gals having invested in a 60-degree triangle ruler, I looked for another pattern that I could teach them. I decided on Sara Nephew's Honeycomb Waffle which was my most popular class when I was teaching on a regular basis.
It looks complicated, but is SO easy with strip piecing. I was concerned that my instructions which use a Clearview Triangle with a point might not work with the Creative Grids triangle with a flat top. So I quickly whipped up a sample of each to test it.
Other than being marginally larger (1/4"), the Creative Grids block on the top is the same! (I forgot that I had already gone through this exercise when I made the blue quilt above.)
The measurement lines on both rulers are the same. I can't say that for other brands that I have tested. Bottom line is either of those brands will work; you just can't use both of them in the same quilt. Pick one and stick with it!
I was so enthralled with my fabric choices that I just kept going.
I think these colors will be especially nice for a man, but it would also look very nice on our family room sofa ... just sayin' ...
Speaking of the sofa, we were excited to have these guys pop in on Friday to celebrate their stepdad's 70th birthday, albeit a day late.
We had been scheming for several months, trying to find a time and place to have a big shindig, but schedules (and construction) just wouldn't mesh. So the boys came on their own, one from Arkansas and one from Nashville. We had a nice dinner out and they stayed overnight. Alex was thrilled!
Day three of construction -- it was a short day; the guys don't usually work on Friday.
There is a lot of fiddly work involved with deconstruction and adding those subfloor drains, but it will be so nice to not have drips through to the patio below. It rained briefly during the night and we could see that the drains work!