I'm back from my blogcation. I had a lovely two weeks off but didn't get nearly as much done as I had hoped. One of the things that I did get done was to write up a pattern for my hexagon mini quilt called Quilting Bees. The pattern is now available for sale in my Craftsy store Faeries and Fibres.
I did get some work done on my new quilt The Meadery. I had already cut strips of honey coloured fabric and from them I rapidly cut a big pile of hexagons.
I kept them in a bowl and in the evening I basted them.
In no time flat I had a really big pile of hexagons basted and ready to be stitched together.
And stitch them together I did! Here is the first of two strips that will frame my medallion.
The next strip will be longer and I'll stitch the two together to make a big "L". I'm not entirely happy with the grey background of the medallion fabric against the honeycomb and am mulling over some ideas for change.
It has been very hot and humid here the past several days. Jinx has been climbing a ladder to get on top of the arbor where he sprawls under the wisteria! Here's a picture of him on his back with his tail hanging between the slats of the roof. What a life!
Time for me to tidy my sewing room. It was on my "to do" list and it is still on my "to do" list. Maybe I should have a cuppa first...yes, I think that I should have a nice hot cuppa before I do anything else!
Until I post again, happy sewing!
Hi Karen! Glad to have you back after your blogcation. I love the colors of your new quilt. It has been hot and humid here too but I am sure those days are numbered. A good cuppa tea sounds like it will hit the spot before a slew of tidying!ReplyDelete
Welcome back! That is a darling pattern. Bet it will do well. I'm liking your Meadery. Maybe a transitional row of hexies around the medallion will sigue the middle into the hexagons - the seeds of gold are in the medallion. JMO. It's been hot hear. Yesterday, at 7PM it was still 102. I think the max was 109.ReplyDelete
Hello Karen ! I'm glad to read you again on your blog !ReplyDelete
Wow.....you've been very busy during your holidays and you've made beautiful hexies !!
Happy stitching !
Glad to see you back. We are currently in the car on the way home from vacation. There just might be a little hand stitching to pass the time while hubby drives.ReplyDelete
Lovely colors in your hexagon borders...hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Welcome back! I just LOVE those hexies for the borders for The Meadery. So yummy!ReplyDelete
Welcome back : )ReplyDelete
I love those bees, can almost hear them buzzin lol
The bowl of hexis looks divine, they are almost as therapeutic to look at like that, as to sit and make lol and yours look smashing made up too
This little quilt is absolutely darling! I've put this Meadery pattern on my wishlist on Craftsy!ReplyDelete
Hop you had a nice blogcation? The bees are wonderfull, the colours, the happy bees. The hexies of the Meadery olst are warmend nice. Is the panel not to grey? Why do I asiel this!!! I think you made a choice tot take this fabrics. Groetjes, Dientje.ReplyDelete
Love the bee pattern. The weather man lied down here although I can feel the "cold" front boundry - maybe we will get some rain! Agree with the grey background - really dies off with the beautiful Hexies.ReplyDelete
Looking back at the blog on your Medallion - Try Gold - that should make the browns, etc really pop!ReplyDelete
Welcome back. It's always nice to see what you're working on. Love the bowl for your hexies......did you make it?ReplyDelete
Just back from my own break in the action -- glad to see the bee pattern is available!! Love the new project start!!ReplyDelete
I love the bee pattern Karen, I'll be off to Craftsy to do some shopping :-)ReplyDelete