Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Already?

This week as really gone by fast! I guess it's because we had Labor Day off from school. Me, Andy, Kelsey and Cade all joined family at Andy's mothers house for Labor Day. It was good to get together, play with the 2 babies and eat;) I took some pictures but Blogger will only let me load 5 pics. We had bad storms from Tropical Storm Lee move in too. Thankfully, we got some needed rain and some cooler temps!! We have been in the 70's all week! So nice!

As you can see from this mess, I am still working hard on my applique. I am to the point were I need to figure out what size that I want this quilt to be. It is alot of work but it would be a shame not to make it bed-sized. Around here, any quilt that isnt on a bed gets folded and put up and nobody really enjoys it.

I have a nice stack of blocks! I still enjoy making these!

Hmmm...when I lay them out, it looks like I have a long way to go before this quilt is bed-sized.

I went to the LQS and bought a set of Hexagon papers. I have never made a hexagon block before. The only hexagon quilt that I know of is the Grandmother's Flower Garden. Now days, you see people just piecing the "hexies" together to make quilts and all sorts of things. I have been thinking about giving embroidered dish-towels for Christmas. I saw the hexagon papers and thought a hexie would be cute on a towel. Plus I could learn a new skill!

My first hexagon!

This is what I am thinking about for the dish-towel. What do you think? Too small?

Tonight, Cade is going to a friends house, so I am making homemade chicken salad for me and Andy. We will have a quiet night in front of the tv...that means he will fall asleep and I will do my applique!


Wendy said...

Your hexis look fab! And no, not too small, that's such a lovely idea for a tea towel.

You should come and link up to my Learn and New Technique challenge.

Anonymous said...

I have a love/hate relationship with hexagons. I love to see them in other people's work but I hate to make them myself.

That towel is just wonderful.

Florence Knapp (Flossie Teacakes) said...

What gorgeous colours - I love them!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and letting me know that you enjoyed the sleeping bag pattern - so good to hear - thank you. x