Other than machine stitching the brown border down on Williamsburg Beauty – see yesterdays photo– I was doing hand work off and on all day – in between some house cleaning and laundry – I do that stuff no matter if it is Sunday or not – it all just depends on if it needs it. Now it means less of that stuff needs to be done today.
First off I decided I was going to cut some new hexies for Handful of Scraps which right now is laying over the quilting frame – I’m just moving it as needed. Well that idea didn’t last long.
If you all remember the hexie die that I got to use for this project is actually the 1 inch die (Handful of Scraps uses 7/8 inch hexies) – and it has the paper cutting area too – I needed to cut the fabric hexies from the big die so they can wrap around my odd size 7/8 inch hexies for this quilt – well I used the wrong size and cut fabric on the small die – they are one inch in size meant for cutting the papers – it is barely bigger than the 7/8 inch papers that I have – not big enough to wrap about those papers! I had been cutting the fabric from the smaller size – Ooops! Luckily I had only cut out enough to do two of the large hexie flowers!
But seeing as I have the half inch papers I could cut that fabric down slightly and make more of the 1/2 inch hexies – now if you recall these little hexie flowers were going to be for the Williamsburg Beauty but that idea didn’t work out – or maybe it will later on I don’t know – but in the meantime I am not one to waste fabric so I thought why not just start a real scrappy collection of half inch hexies and do something with them later – maybe a very scrappy half inch hexie quilt!! What I have laid out is here – I can see using all sorts of colors in this – a layout to be determined later.
Also done yesterday was a little work on the snowman winter wall hanging – the cake stand is finished and the bird is part way – thought I’d work on the red while I had that color thread in the needle.
Thank you all so much for the compliments on the quilt yesterday – I think everyone agreed that it is looking good and working out better – for now! I am linking up to Em’s Scrapbag: Moving it Forward and Love Laugh Quilt:Monday Making and Beth’s Cooking Up Quilts MCM#43 and The Patchwork Times and A Quilting Readers Garden – Angie is giving away some hexie papers – if you want in on it click above the pineapple on the top right side of her sidebar.