Sunday, January 8, 2017

What? Texas is supposed to have mild winters.

Encouraging Words of the Day:
It is SO cold. Texas is supposed to have mild winters, especially West Texas or South Texas, for crying out loud! Anyway, I've joined a quilt-along I ran into at Alida's blog, called "Growing Up Quillt-Along 2017."  Each block willl teach a different technique.  Click here to learn more. Sounds like exactly what I need.  The first block is raw-edge appliqué and here's mine.  
This was fun to make and not as difficult as it looks. It makes me wonder if maybe I did something wrong.  I'm off to Alida's linky. You can click the link to see what others have done with their first block.
 
That is all.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hexies in Blogland

Encouraging Words of the Day:
I've done very little sewing lately.  I made these hexie flowers for my partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. She requested light blue flowers with a dark blue center of dark blue flowers with a light blue center so I made one of each.  I hope she'll like these:
 
And then my partner made these for me:
I asked for a surprise and she certainly surprised me with these adorable monkeys. Thank you so much.
 
In another swap I'm in, theses two pretty flowers were sent to me:
I'm so lucky to have these friends sending me these fabulous flowers. Thanks, Everyone. 
 
I'm linking up with Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" linky. Clink on the word linky below and it might take you to Anthea's blog. I used to blog with Blogsy on my ipad but that no longer works so now I'm trying Blogpad Pro and I can't figure out how to make the picture a link of anything in my sentence a link. I highlight it and try to add the link and it just adds the word "linky" below.  Maybe that link works. If not, go to this:
http://hibiscus-stitches.blogspot.com/2016/12/epp-tuesday-bah-humbug-swap.html
 
linky. 
That is all. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Anthea's Piece Yourself Together Hexie Link


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Still working on my 1/2-inch hexies. There are now 253 hexies sewn together. I think I posted before that there were 334 hexies sewn together but I guess that was "wishful thinking" since it probably should have been 234 hexies. Anyway, here's what I've done to date:

I'm linking up with Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" hexie link.

http://hibiscus-stitches.blogspot.com/2016/11/piece-yourself-together-little-tree.html

Click here to see what others are doing with their hexies.
Thanks, Anthea, for providing the link.
That is all.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Trunk Show

There's a Trunk Show going on. This is the idea of Soma from "Whims & Fancies." Click here for more information: Really, there are all sorts of prizes being given away plus we get to see alll the fabulous projects others are making. Here's what I've done in preparation for our upcoming Thanksgiving Day.
I made these two wall hangings, one for my sister and one for me. She chose the one on top.  They're so fast and easy to make. I was able to practice my "quilting with rulers" on these.  Quilting with rulers is somewhat of a struggle for me but I'm hanging in there.  I'll get better one of these days.   That is all.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Continuing Hexie Sewing

Encouraging Words of the Day:
Sewing continues on my 1/2-inch hexie quilt. I've now sewn 334 hexie flowers together along with the green separator hexies. It measures about 44 x 50 inches.
And I've sewn these one-inch hexie flowers for my partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. She requested polka dots.
I'm linking up with Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" links. Click on the photo below to see what others are doing with their hexies. On second thought, since I've somehow lost my Blogsy app and am having to learn a new app in order to post from my ipad, click on this link:  http://hibiscus-stitches.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/more-hexys-for-epp-tuesday.html
I'll have to figure out how to add a link to a photo. That is all. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Quick Hexie Post

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Just a short post to show you the flowers I made for my swap partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. She requested flowers made of 1930s fabric with a light yellow center. Ta da!

And, of course, work continues on my 1/2-inch hexie project. There are now 205 flowers and it measures about, well, I forgot to measure it and I have to hurry to try to get on Anthea's linky for "Piece Yourself Together."

 

Click on photo above to go to linky and see what others are doing with their hexagons.

That is all.

 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Beautiful Round Robin Finish

Encouraging Words of the Day:

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday. I am by doing one of my favorite things, sewing. I've finished quilting and binding a little lap quilt/wall hanging. This is the product of a recent Round Robin with family and friends. I wanted a Christmas quilt to hang during the Christmas season and was so pleased at the end result of the Round Robin. Check it out:

I started with the center block, now surrounded by a signature block from each Round Robin member in each corner. I'm just delighted with how it turned out. Thanks Lynette, Ida, Mary, and Sara.
The backing fabric was provided by my sister Ida who knows how much I like house blocks. Here's the back:
Thanks, Ida. That's the perfect backing.
Short post on this Sunday but "that is all."