A New Project

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Yes a new project will be started – just a little one!  Right now I am pretty much just hand piecing hexies and we all know if you have ever made hexies that you do need a change up now and then.  In the book I showed you yesterday there are four small wall hangings that could be used for the change of seasons or for a wall of all four hangings together.  I decided to make the one for the winter season and go from there – all four or just one? Not decided.  The book on my Ipad – this is the winter design obviously.


My pattern printed out with no trouble other than the pattern printed out 1/8th of an inch too small – the scale was 2 inches and mine measured 1 7/8th.  Oh well – no problem for me as it is all applique – I will possibly cut as is or when I cut just cut a tad larger.  I went through my box of felted wool and got busy picking pieces.  I didn’t have a white for the snowman so I choose a piece of white flannel that I have.  The wall hanging will be about 20 x 20 inches.  For my Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I will be cutting pieces out and arranging them getting ready for some stitching.  Also linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework.


I forgot to show a new needle work that Melanie made for me – a jar covering to hold coffee cream.


One more hexie done.  I have not sewn the two with the outer dark rings in place or the pink one.  The next several or more that I will make I will make sure to have lighter colors and then I can mix them up more before I start to stitch any in place.  I might go ahead and make all the “flowers” needed before I stitch any in place so I can make sure the colors are all mixed up really well in the design.



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34 comments… add one
  • Gretchen Oct 9, 2016

    Very cute winter project. Small projects can be fun because they don’t take so long. Have a pleasant day. Blessings, Gretchen
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      yes I don’t want this to take long but just a little side project

  • Kaholly Oct 9, 2016

    It will be so cute made up! Such a pretty creamer cover! You’re a lucky girl! I have not pulled out my hexies all summer! Usually my “to go” project, this year I’ve been reading on the road, instead. Enjoy your day! XO
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      I have been reading a lot this past several months to – usually I kind of go in and out of reading moods all summer and this time I’m going way over into fall.

  • Deb Oct 9, 2016

    Very pretty! Yes, always nice to have another option for when you are not in the mood for hexies.
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      I have to remind myself now and then that I am not in a contest to get a quilt done – it is ok if it takes a year or more to finish and to make some smaller things now and then too

  • Summer Oct 9, 2016

    All the best with your new project, Karen! Have a great week ahead.
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      thanks Summer – you had some great pumpkin recipes today!

  • Diann Bottrell Oct 9, 2016

    That looks like a fun project! I love the mittens hanging from the branches. Do you fuse your wool to th backing before stitching?
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      I tried fusing and didn’t like it – takes up so much extra time, some wool appliquer’s in Australia said they staple theirs in place and gently remove the staples when done – I tried that and love it – so easy and takes out some of the steps.

  • Carole Oct 9, 2016

    Love this design, wool applique is my favorite applique method.
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      it really makes for easy applique – I wish the wool wasn’t so expensive though, I don’t have many used clothing stores in my area that have wool articles to repurpose

  • CathieJ Oct 9, 2016

    That snowman design is very pretty. I look forward to watching it grow. I am enjoying watching your hexie progress. I think those darker hexie blocks really add interest. What pretty jar covers also. I never would have thought to do that. Hmm, another project?
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      Melanie comes up with all kinds of ideas for her stitchery! I have another small jar in the sewing room with some threads in it that has a covering wrapped around it. Wool applique goes quickly so I don’t think this piece will take long – something small and fun to do

  • Cynthia Brunz Oct 9, 2016

    I enjoy having multiple projects going on at once. I can pick the project that best fits my mood. Thanks for linking your lovely projects to Oh Scrap!
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      yes I think a lot of us have many more than one project on the go

  • Deborah Oct 9, 2016

    The winter wall hanging is going to be so cute when done. Love those hexies
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      thanks Deborah

  • Marianne Oct 9, 2016

    Gosh, that hexie quilt is looking gorgeouser and gorgeouser!! I love watching it grow.

    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      it is growing! I’m not sure still on how I will finish it off as I do not want to do the applique border it comes with – I’m in a quandary about it – very undecided.

  • CARLA Oct 9, 2016

    Cute little project I had to go check out the book. Added it to my wish list. Now to find the time. Love your Caswell blocks as a wall hanging! Your hexie quilt is growing quickly in my book.
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    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      thanks Carla – I love the book! I think I will make the small hangings for each season as there are enough in the book to choose from

  • Sandra B Oct 9, 2016

    Love the look of that little snowman appliqué project….I am sure you will whip it up in no time!! It is nice to have little projects to work on when you need a break from a large one…….
    I love the variety of working that way…keeps me from getting bored with a project…
    By the way, has Aniya seen her Trick or Treat bag yet! (Hopefully I haven’t missed a blog post about it!)

    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      Yes Aniya got her trick or treat bag but I haven’t seen her with it – just a photo that Melanie sent over in an email. I need to get a background fabric for the snowman – I think I might do the the 4 season’s so I need background for four and don’t have the right stuff in the right amount so I need to look for some

  • Jenny Benton Oct 9, 2016

    Just love your cute little snowman project!!

    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      thanks! I hope to get busy on it late in the week – I need to find some background fabric first

  • Belarmina Oct 9, 2016

    Kren me gusta el muñeco de nieve,
    es mi favorito siempre en la decoración de Navidad
    buena semana

    • Karen Oct 9, 2016

      thanks – snowmen are fun!

  • Paula Budinger Oct 9, 2016

    That snowman scene will be very lovely, either alone or as part of a set. The trouble with starting to stitch blocks together without the entire layout done is not having a good balance of colors or of light and dark. Good idea to do the flowers first to see how they balance. Good luck with that!

    • Karen Oct 10, 2016

      designing as you go can be troubling at times to say the least!

  • LisaS Oct 9, 2016

    I think your daughter is as talented as you! I love both of her projects that you showed recently.

    • Karen Oct 10, 2016

      thank you Lisa

  • Kathi Oct 12, 2016

    LOVE your new winter scene project.. 1/8″ off in 2″ for appliqué should work out fine… and you are adept enough to make larger if you choose… have you decided on just this 20″ square or making a wall hanging for each season??? Do you have a place for such a larger piece though??? As quilters wall space comes at a premium! Lol. I love how you will use your stash too and the snowman will be different fabric/texture than the wool too!!!
    I love the jar cozies Melanie made you… she is sooo creative! Kathi
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    • Karen Oct 12, 2016

      the flannel and the wool feel almost the same so it will work great – I am thinking of puffing the snowman up a little bit by putting a little batting behind him before stitching.

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