Sunday, November 9, 2014

Another Busy Week

Between the Simple Whatnot's meeting at Colorz and Stitching Society at Gruber's, I've managed to accomplish a few things in the sewing room. 
I started putting together Words to Live By. The half square triangles have been finished for over a month and I figured it was about time to start sewing them together. 
I'm really loving how the triangles look around the center block--I'm excited now to get this project finished.
I also made a few place-mats for Meal on Wheels. 
Our guild makes them every year and they are given out with a Christmas meal. I raided my Orphan Block bag and added fabrics from my stash to make them place-mat size--good to get some of those blocks and some older fabrics from the stash used up! 
This one was made with reject blocks from my Around the Block quilt and the Temecula 12 Days of Christmas quilt.

This was a test block for a model at Colorz for Quilts.
(Diamond Diva by Anka's Treasures)

This one was a class sample for the Sew Simple Pineapple by Karin Hellaby

Leftover blocks from Trick or Treat quilt.
There are still more blocks in the Orphan Block bag, but they will have to wait a while to come out to play.

The Owl
Of course, I am still stitching on my wool hexagons!
I have stacks of them ready to stitch as time allows, so they will make a good Sunday pick-up project.


  1. I enjoyed seeing all the projects. And I am still loving the hexie designs.

  2. Neat projects you've got going on! I love that pineapple piece a lot...happy Sunday--hugs, Julierose

  3. Those placemats will knock someone's socks off - wow!

  4. What a wonderful idea to make placemats for meals on wheels at Christmas! A great use of orphan blocks that is sure to make someone's day a little extra special!

  5. Our guild makes placemats for meals on wheels too. Thanks for the reminder to get them done! I live the hexie owl!

  6. Lots of work going on here. The placemats for Meals on Wheels is such a nice gesture. Adorable little owl you've got.

  7. What a great idea, the placemats for meals on wheels. Nice!

  8. What a nice gift for those who receive meals on wheels. Love the hexies. Are these patterns available for sale.

  9. Such a fantastic assortment on the design wall!
    So glad you could join us for some slow stitching!

  10. What a wonderful idea for placemats for MoWs. And I love your owl in the Hexagon. That is going to be a darling project. I invite you to link to Hexie Weekend. I know others would so like to see your hexagon eye candy. Ends today, midnight.

  11. Your wool hexagon owl is adorable! Love to see what's on your design wall too--wow!

  12. The wool hexagon with an owl is just lovely and the Meals on Wheels mats perfect. What a lovely idea. beautiful stitching.

  13. Good Morning!

    I have tried to contact you several times by email. What I would so much like to know, is how do you make your wool Hexies? I do fabric ones, but seems the wool is two thick to do the same way. Do you machine sew them? If you would be so kind as to let me know I truly would appreciate it. My other love is wool applique. Thanks you so much, and have a blessed day.