One commentator mentioned that the hexie circle star looked hard to make so I am taking a few photos as I was working on the third to show that if it is broken into steps it really isn’t hard at all.
First I lay my pieces out in groupings – makes them easy to start working on – the little diamond shapes are the ones I start with and I line them up just as they will be sewn.
All done up in pairs and then the small blue/green flowery pieces are added. I then put them one by one next to the center hexie so they are ready for the next step.
Add one at a time round and round you go (Round We Go) and the center is done. This is as far as I got last night before setting it aside. After I get all the pieces that are laid out joined I then join the wedge edges that form the circle. This circle star might be a little more of a print mix then I normally would like LOL – if I don’t like it when done I can always make another – or keep in mind there will be at least 48 of them so maybe I won’t even notice it after awhile! Linking to Love, Laugh, Quilt – Monday Making & Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday. Also linking to MCM #88 Cooking Up Quilts and Em’s Scrapbag .
I have about 25 inches or so of vine appliqued on one side so last night I picked it up to continue the work – I will turn it the opposite way and finish that section of the vine on both of it’s sides before I refold the quilt top and work on another 25 inch section of Fall Harvest.
Last night I went out to take a walk and heard a noise and looked up and saw two deer in the distance run down to the woods, I stopped a second and got my phone out (I always carry it on my walks) in case there were more as I could take a photo and of course just as I was getting the phone ready the next one ran into the woods too – I wasn’t fast enough – the sun was in my eyes. They had been in that clear opening on the far side of the photo where the woods are. I had thought there might be more than two because this whole summer every time I see deer there have been a mother with two fawns and sometimes what looks to be a yearly with them.
This is the area they ran into – can’t see much in there the woods are so thick! I haven’t even walked in this section in I don’t know when – too thick in the summer and bugs everywhere – in the winter the bugs are gone but the thickets of vines and thorns are still there.
Looking at it from the road – I walk around the clearing and this is looking down towards where the woods are. My walk is rougher here at home then at the fitness center for sure as this is uneven ground and I have to watch where I am walking the whole time so I don’t trip. I have a “path” (that is roughly describing it ) all the way around the property starting at the back door, down into one section of the woods that I keep clear of underbrush, then out to the clearing were the deer were and up around the big clearing back to the front yard and around to the backyard and round and round I go – 5 times around is about 20 minutes or roughly a mile. I would love to put out a deer feeder or salt block to attract more but even though I have never seen one in our area there are black bears in Arkansas and some have been spotted within 20 miles although I have never seen one – I do not want them in my yard!! EDITED: already have received one comment about not feeding the animals – anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that we go camping (for many years – like over 40 +) and travel a lot and enjoying seeing animals – we never feed the wild animals and are educated on what to do and not to do with wild animals -I said I would love to so I could see more of them – I didn’t say I was going to do it!