Yesterday I decided to get away from the hexies for the day as I felt like they strained my eyes the day before and got the scrappy stars back out to work on. I got parts cut out and put one together and now have 5 on the wall – these are 12 inch blocks. I have a lot of aqua blues of various shades and I think I will stick with them, I have some dark like the one on the bottom some light and some in between – I might have enough to do a whole quilt with them – I like that color.
More parts ready to work on if I want to do machine work in between hand work this week. I am linking to quilting is More Fun Than Housework today.
This much hand quilting done on the border of The Final Frontier
And this much left to do – I’ll joining in Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching getting this done! Almost there! I also need to get the backing and batting cut to the right size for the Hopscotch quilt so I can get it on the frame to pin baste before I put the Postage Stamp quilt on the frame to hand quilt.
Do any of you have trouble with metal rubbing on your skin?
I hate the back of the metal buttons on jeans – they irritate me so much – the metal tab on the back just seems to push out onto my skin and bugs me. How do you deal with it? sometimes I cover it a piece of fabric that I have folded into several layers and hand stitch over to keep it from bothering me
But yesterday I happened to see the two hexies that I had removed from the bottom of Handful of Scraps and thought hey why not use them – inserted a piece of batting and stitched the two together and over the metal tab it went. Could have used a smaller one but this was what was near.
My book arrived – very fast!
Now to decide what kind of fabric to use – I would like to stick with a historical look so well be searching for the perfect fabric while I work on other things right now. Anyone have any that they have seen that they think will look good? I have seen some Moda – From the “Collection for a Cause” that I want to look at more to see if I would like that – I also need to look at the pattern more thoroughly for how much fabric is needed – I was just looking at patterns in the book without reading it yesterday. I thought the border were hexagons but they are honeycombs for this version – I think the Mrs. Billings are hexagons? Doesn’t matter to me the patterns are in the book and I will make patterns by scanning in and use card stock or freezer paper – freezer paper is working good for the tiny hexies so I will probably use that when I get started.
Craftsy is beginning to have some Pre-Thanksgiving sales – you might want to check them out. Fabric has been added to what was a depleted stock if you have been checking you would have noticed a lot of things as being out of stock. Craftsy has introduced their new fabric line called Boundless – and they have Batiks!! Lots of them. Another line introduced is Colonial Manor – if you are into knitting and crochet a new line of yarn called Cloudborn has been added – these that I list are all Craftsy lines and are lower priced than some of the other products that are still available although some have been discontinued. If you are interested in sales now is the time to start checking these products out! Great time to be buying Christmas gifts or making them – for you or for others!