I thought I better get done with my mini’s before Monday rolls around and you know what – after 3 weeks I have called it quits with this one LOL – I just do not feel like it. I have 9 squares as I was making 3 of each and I just plain grew tired of them and not having fun with them. After making two Dear Jane quilts with little blocks and a small Dutch Treat version of that quilt, a small Farmer’s Wife, I just have had no interest in small blocks anymore (except postage stamp I guess) – I don’t know why I thought I would. So I am making a hot plate pad – I have some insulate Bright – is that what it is called? already put the package away and have pinned basted and ready to machine quilt it this week. 12 x 12 right now I image that will shrink down a little bit especially after it eventually gets washed. Just the right size to put a hot dish on. I use one layer of the heat resistant and one layer of batting. Linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework .
I got busy with the hexie cutter again yesterday and I have not kept track of how many I now have in my little project box but that is what I will be doing for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy – I have plenty now to keep me occupied again for awhile and I will cut more as needed. I have a project box that is small for these and it has 3 pieces that snap together – I keep papers and glue stick in one – I use the glue stick to put a dot of glue on the back of the paper – finger press it to the center of the hexie and it holds it in place while I baste. Another of the small plastic boxes keeps my thread, a clip, threader, scissors and basting thread – I pick out several colors of hexies to work on and then pick out matching thread from the thread cabinet and do several that will use the same thread and then change it out as needed. The top part keeps all the hexies and I like that it is divided in half – that way I can keep all that have less than six pieces on one side and use for middles and the other half have six of each color.
Hope you all are doing well!