I've been slowly plugging away at the top and bottom of the twisted hexagon quilt to square it up, but tonight I ran out of half hexagon blocks.
I was just four short, so I went back to the project box.
And picked out some pre-cut half hexagons.
My papers are starting to look a little worse for wear, but I've promised them it's only one more time through the wringer and then they can retire for good.
I pressed the fabric around the papers with my little Clover finger presser, and pinned them, ready for basting.
A quilt shop owner asked me around this time last year why I wasn't using a fabric glue stick to baste my pieces. I replied that I loved basting with needle and thread. It was all part of a very meditative process, and besides - I wasn't in any hurry to finish.
This time last year I'd been working on the quilt for six years. This year I have been working on it for seven. I'm going to really miss it when I've finished it.
In the meantime, it sits and waits for it's missing pieces.