No baking to do, no company, a dark dreary day light rain kind of day – even though it was Christmas it was a quiet day. I read awhile and worked on numerous quilts and got a bit of cutting done with the Accuquilt for the more hexies. I need 5 more hexies to finish this outer ring around the Handful of Scraps quilt before I start to join them all and attached to the center – then the whole quilt needs to be squared off – a bit of work still.
This one I had basted and started to stitch – the blue is a bit darker than it shows and the green is pretty accurate. I have enough hexies for 5 more flowers in the box.
Before I did that hexie above though I had made several more of the tiny ones and put them all up on the wall to display – you can sure see how much smaller they are! Linking up to Cooking Up Quilts: MCM#53 and Love, Laugh, Quilt and Em’s Scrapbag.
These little ones are made with 1/2 inch hexies – and they will just grow for awhile – I have no idea what I will make with it nor how large it will get – I am using scraps and have a lot of them already cut and put in a box. I will need to cut some more freezer paper templates to go with them as I am almost out of the papers and seeing as I am not sure what I will be doing with them I will keep the papers in for now.
I also sat at the machine for a little bit and got 5 more 16 patch blocks done for the Scrappy Stars – I need to cut out more of the star points though before I go any further.
The one spur of the moment gift I made was this tea cozy for Melanie and Richard. Along with it a can of tea. Their cozy was a really tight fit for their tea pot so this one is a bit larger. It was sitting on the table at an angle it doesn’t slope off like that on the edges as it looks in the photo. I did wool applique using a pattern by Michele Hill from her May Morris book – this was a flower pattern for a napkin.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas – it got up to 65 degrees here – I roasted a chicken for supper and had to open several windows which stayed open until we went to bed and had ceiling fans going – not an every year Christmas occurrence here – usually a bit chilly.
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