Saturday, May 31, 2014
And nothing mysterious inside:
The red ones waiting there are chickens!
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Here's this week's hexagon, a day late, but quite wise anyway!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I can't take credit for the shape, I saw it on Pinterest somewhere and quite fancied the idea of making several to go on my bed cover,
perhaps to run around the sides.
Of course now I have to make the little diamonds to fit in the centres of course or I may just applique them onto edgings.
Since my cover design isn't fixed, I will make a few until design inspiration strikes ~
Oh yes and the twee little sewing box too!
Happy Hexing folks : )
Saturday, May 24, 2014
And oh, look, Audrey is joining us, too! Her blog is on the sidebar, too. Audrey is new to paper piecing and got into it because of Angie, also a contributor to this blog, and blog linked in the sidebar.
If you have a blog, and I don't have it in the sidebar, please let me know the address and I'll add it.
If you decide you are through with hexagons, or through with posting about them, let me know so I can remove you as an author. That doesn't mean you can't read and comment, only that you can't post. If you aren't going to anyway, no need to stay on the list. There are a limited number of authors allowed.
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I didn't get to finish my fussy-cut hexagon this week, so no post from me on Wednesday. Sometimes life happens. It's more birds - fun little owls! It'll be here this coming Wednesday!
Obligatory hexagon project picture - not mine! Sadly, the blog no longer exists, but the picture was still available on the internet search I did. Isn't this gorgeous? I'd love to know about the maker.
Friday, May 23, 2014
The small hexie in the bottom right is the size of my first hexie project. Spent some time going through my stash finding a piece to use as the background. I like the old wall paper look to this blue print. Think it will go with a lot of colors. That is a 5 1/2" square. I'm designing this as I go, but I think I will need 64 of these. Applique will feature somewhere on this new quilt.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
It was so nice to sit on the couch, watch Call the Midwife, and do some handwork. I made just a little progress, with 36 more hexagons done, but it is something!
One little stack...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Those two half hexis at either side, weren't in the original pattern,
but somehow, that blue fabric cried out for a little less hexi shape on the lower wings lol
My blocks are all going onto white on white backing, so that's why flutterby's antennae are on a white hexi.
Anyway that's my May block of the month, and given that I've felt so crap, I'm amazed I managed to complete it at all so it will have to do : )
Saturday, May 17, 2014
I've made a little progress on my POTC project - I've finished the first block with partial sashing. I didn't take a photo but I have a red paisley fabric (seen above in the center) that I am fussy cutting to carry through each block. I started with just a FQ and it's now swiss cheese. I can see that this is going to be a long term project but I just adore fussy cutting and looking for coordinating fabrics.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
I joined, as usual, six new blocks to this zig zag quilt.
La Passion is growing, but just 100 every month. I think I have to speed up soon, else it will take 8 years to finish, at least.
The butterfly quilt is also growing with 6 blocks. Funny it's the same pattern as the zig zag quilt. Use of colours can give a totally different result, as you may see.
I've prepared some new hexies for a pouch like I made last month.
And at last I've done two more stars. Now I have four of them.
You can read more about all of these things on my blog here:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
My hexagons fell to the wayside for other projects, I ran out of papers and just didn't get around to making more. If you have ever read the book, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie", the series of events needed to make more papers seemed to follow the same story line. Only with less cookies.
So, finally, I put other projects aside to get more papers made. I use my Silhouette Cameo to cut the papers. I love this machine!
It is a little difficult to see, but here is a close up of the card stock after it has been cut...
Peeling the hexagons off the cutting mat...
A stack ready to go...
And just in time for my busy weekend shuttling kids around to their various activities, my hexagon-to-go bag is ready!