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Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy Solar Eclipse Day!!

I survived the fair. I help at several different booths and that often leads to lots of sitting and that means lots of hexies.

I also went to the doctor last week for my ankle. He said I need to rest it as much as possible for the next week so that lead to more sitting and more hexies...

I'm thrilled to say that, as of this morning, I've finished the center/color section!!!  Woohoo!!!!!!

Not bad, considering I started this little doll quilt on July 28th.
Tonight I'll cut the cream for the borders and get started on those...

Another part of my "sitting" was to work on the owl quilt. As you may recall, I made the top and bottom border wider than the sides to square up the quilt. I quilted piano keys in the narrower side borders but I felt that the top and bottom needed a little more than just the piano keys since they were so wide.

I decided to use the same curved ruler to create scallops and then I used another new ruler to create a line of bubbles along the scallops.

I think this has eaten up enough of the border to now add the piano keys.
If you don't mind my saying so ... this quilt is looking GOOD!!

Oh please, let the sun on the shoebox be an omen for good weather!

And most importantly today, Solar Eclipse Day, I have my pinhole box prepped! The Weather peeps keep waffling about what the weather will be but it's sun and blue skies right now at 12:37 so I can only hope this will continue until we reach max eclipse at 2:35. Happy Viewing!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

HeLP for Hexie-aholics - 8/17/17

Hello and welcome to a quicky Fair edition of Hexie Linky Party for Hexie-aholics!!!

I'm not quite finished with the last weather rosette so this is where we stand. I've pre-placed some of the background fabrics for future weeks - which means I have full authority to move them elsewhere.

I'm still working on ruler-quilting the owl quilt. I need just another 15 minutes to finish quilting the neutral bits. Next up is piano keys in the turquoise borders.

Hmmm..another project to work on. We are thinking of doing something with this for Hexie Club so I'm *obligated* to make a sample block or two. Now to pick fabrics...

What are you working on? Any paper shape or vintage project is fair game!!!