so here is another side project I finished. I tried my hand at english paper piecing and made a grandmas flower garden table runner. I have a square kitchen table and a toddler that likes to pull on things. square makes it so she can't pull stuff as easily. I am happy with it other than sayng GAAHHHH I made a terrible choice in the color of thread I used to quilt this. and when you are using a paper template for the quilting and sew over it, don't use blue painters tape, it will gum your thread and pull the threads as you try to get it off. I think next time I am going to try scotch tape and see how that goes.
I made it reversible so if you don't want hexagons you can have squares. I like it. I think it came out reasonably well. I still rate my free motion skills at a c+ maybe a b-. you at at least tell they are supposed to be butterflies and that my stitches are relatively straight and you can tell what the pattern was, but I did terrible about traveling along an already quilted path and my stitches are fairly uniform on one line but that line may not match the line next to it. practice practice practice and I need more of it and on quilts when I am done with them I don't have to keep looking at them. I have some baby quilts in the works, for just such practice.