Did you notice the spots in the mandala I showed earlier this week that appeared almost empty where the very pale pink was? I did. So did Mr. Q.O. And I couldn’t leave it like that. So rather than really … Continue reading
For the past little while, I’ve been making the odd pieced hexagon here and there and yesterday I made this little beauty. It’s composed of 37 pieces and finishes as a 3″ hexagon. Now there are four of the 3″ … Continue reading
This one is another of the 3″ pieced hexagons. It was very quick to stitch, taking only a few hours. It began with six half 1.5″ 60-degree diamonds in pink and six half 1.5″ 60-degree diamonds in white. They were … Continue reading
Or is it another pieced hexagon? It’s both. I couldn’t resist and have decided to make another miniature quilt, this time with tiny Seven Sisters blocks. They’re fun to stitch, although I don’t think I’d want to make these with … Continue reading
Last night, after cutting the shapes for a few more sunflowers, I decided it was time to make another pieced hexagon. This is a rather large hexagon for me – it’s a 3″ hexagon composed of 30 pieces, all from … Continue reading
Yesterday I finished adding labels to two little quilts. The nosegay block I showed yesterday was turned into one of those labels. I’m almost finished making the little flowers that will be in my tiny garden quilt, so decided I’d … Continue reading
I’m working on a small project that has to be finished quickly. So out came the baggie full of .50″ hexagons that had already been printed on fabrics and I began making the flowers. My little garden is only going … Continue reading
Yesterday I finished off the piecing of Candy Stars, graded the last of the little seams, made the bias binding and got the little quilt basted and ready to quilt. So last night I decided to play for a bit … Continue reading
Another block I wanted to try out was the twisted hexagon. It’s a very fun little block to stitch, made up of one hexagon and six “other half” hexagons of the same size. As I had some of the other … Continue reading
Part of play time on the weekend was adding the triangles to two of the pinwheels. I’m not sure whether I’ll add a plain 2″ hexagon in the centre of each set of six little blocks. Perhaps I’ll add some redwork on a 2″ hexagon. Whatever I decide, it’s going to be some time before this turns into anything.
I might do something like Emma’s Butterfly Stars, although I may ask Mr. Q.O. to draw some little creatures that I could use for stitcheries. Or I may just come up with a different setting altogether. For now, it’s a nice little project to which to add a block or two every week or so.
Monday was a lovely spring day. This is perfect weather to be anticipating baseball season beginning. We’re heading to a friend’s on Thursday to watch the Jays’ season opener. It seems like it has been a very long time since we’ve seen a baseball game.
Baxter found a new perch on the blue and white quilt that is draped over the back of the sofa. Now that he’s found it, that seems to be a favoured spot. I love how well his lynx tips show up in this photo.