I think everything I worked on yesterday was scrappy once again – I continue to pull bits and piece off of the shelves to use on the projects.
First of all I managed to get my 4 – Air Ship Propeller blocks finished – 2 a month – started in September – Not a bad start – now that I added in two this month with a light gray background I seem to like these blocks better. Of course nothing ever seems to come out the right size LOL – the block with the blue is the smallest at 9.75 and the gray blocks that I did this month are 10.25 – I cut the outside edges larger to make sure I could square them up this month so that is why they are working out larger – the brownish block is 10” – either I cut them all down to 9.75 or make some extra and hope they all end at 10.25 now!! We will see – I will figure it out later.
I rearranged hexies a little bit so I wouldn’t have too dark of a clump of blocks on the upper left and it is better – Handful of Scraps.
The red hexie was made Sunday and I used the same fabric that the propeller block has – seeing as the fabric was pressed! I am linking up to Em’s Scrapbag: Moving it Forward today. Also linking to Beth’s Cooking Up Quilts:MCM#44. Monday has a lot of link ups – I am also linking to Love, Laugh, Quilt: Monday Making.
This area on The Final Frontier is where I picked up last night
I then rolled it down to work on this area – I hadn’t rolled it down yet when I took the photo LOL – but I knew I would!
Have you ever had Magic Cookie Bars – god are they sweet!! I wrapped up 6 packages of two bars in each and we will have them through Xmas I do believe – one was enough – I do have a covered plate with two bars on them to eat sometime today – one for each of us – not two for me! 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs and melted 1/2 cup butter to form the crust. Pour one can of chocolate sweetened condensed milk over the pressed down crumbs. Place 1 1/3 cup of coconut on top of that – sprinkle it all over, then 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips scattered and 1 cup of chopped pecans – bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. I forgot to line the pan with parchment paper but I would advise it I really had to pry out the first couple of bars until I could get the spatula in to get under the bars to get them out of the pan.
I know there are a lot of us out here in blog land that have become addicted to hexagons and while surfing Pinterest yesterday I came across a free download – and I just had to share this hexie – how cool! Click on the photo and it will take you to Nellie’s Niceties, the post is from March of 2014 scroll to the bottom of the post – a tutorial is on the page – at the bottom of the post is a link to a free pdf file for the pieces so you can print them out. Well I make it – who knows but I have found hexies go really well for using with your scraps – as long as you have enough of one color large enough for the background each of the other pieces can be a different fabric. (the pdf is still available – I downloaded it myself just yesterday) (the hexie in the middle I thought would be one 1 inch but mine printed at 1 and 1/8th I’m not sure if that is what it is supposed to be but all the pieces match up in size.)
I plan on getting back to the diamonds now for the Williamsburg Beauty but the weekend needed something different I thought.
This week I might be digging up another flower bed that has run amuck! Ground cover all over the place, bulbs too crowded. I might redo the whole bed! I bought 50 tulip bulbs and I might just put them in the ground now and go from there in the spring and redo it more then. We will see what I feel like doing. It is right next to the area Mike is currently working on so I need to find out if I will be in the way first but the week will be gorgeous weather so it would be a good time and I have meant to do this bed over for about 3 years now and we are never home it seems at this time of year and seeing as we are —