This is everything just kinda thrown out of the case. Pic is from my design wall sometime last winter, before I moved the bed to the opposite wall and had to take down the batting. (I ended up stringing lights from the command hooks I left up). More of it has been pieced together than is shown in the pic, but I'll do a separate post for TQ#5 progress soon.
In order to sneak time to take all these photos, I let Jack count and arrange all the loose hexies in the kit. Most were cut with my Fiskars 1" punch during or after our road trip to Chicago in May 2014.
The green paperclip is a German one from when I was living in Athens the spring I was working on the EPP book. So many hours of EPP that year! New paperclips were one way to keep my motivation up.
These spools are the threads that match the current blocks I'm working on. I know in the book I talk about keeping small bobbins in lots of colors, but that hasn't happened in this travel quilt kit. I'm able to get by with mostly neutrals, and then when there is a specific need, I do keep that color on a spool. I think part of the difference is that the blocks are larger (25 hexies, compared to the 6 diamonds in TQ#2 and #3) and that I just don't have the same chunks of time to sit and sew these days. Most of the time I'll be home again to change out thread before I need a new color. The yellow hexies are from the backing on the quilt George and I made this year (another blog post, I promise!). And these might just be the folding scissors that I got from Grama K.. I had a pair of these as a kid, is it possible this is the same pair??
This will be the top right corner of the patchwork. I got the red floral fabric while I was at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show in July 2015. I knew when I tucked it into my bag that day that it would make it into this quilt. Didn't know it would take over a year to get there..
The black pin box came from Shannon years ago, in a big box of scraps (she used to send me some every few months.. what an enabler!). Sometimes friendships take breaks, but this is one that has withstood the tests of time. I should call though..