Monday, 29 August 2011

Pillow vs Hexagons

Today I spent the day home from work caring for Bridie, 9, who had vomitting and the runs for 24 hours.  I couldn't move very far from her today so I sat in my chair and sewed while she was nearby.  She enjoyed the gastrolyte icy poles she could eat as well as the dry biscuits, chicken noodle soup and water.  Not a very substantial diet today but it could not be helped.

I was also meant to travel to Bourke tomorrow for 2 days but had to postpone as I was not sure if she was going to be okay to go school and mum was not coming to my place until lunch time.

I finished sewing the stitcheries for the quilting pillow designed by Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly in her book Miss Millie's Flower Patch.  I am loving them...

I have begun to cut out the fabric to create the pillow but decided I would continue this when I have some more tools, ie sewing maching thread, wadding and ribbon.

Here are the blocks I finished this weekend.

 And the one already completed

My daughters ask how many projects do you have on the go.... I have a few.  Variety is the spice of life.  There is needleturn, button hole applique, stitchery and only from this evening....

I have begun cutting out the hexagons for the stitchery from the Vignette magazine.  I traced 10 and stopped as I was standing up and leaning over, not good for the back!

I then cut out 1/2 fat quarter worth of hexagons.. as I was not sure of how successful I was going to be..

Well I glued down 2 hexagons. At the recent craft show this method is a favourable one so thought I would give it a go.  My hexagons were created quite quickly.  Well two of them anyway.

I am going to have to continue to work on these I am in love with them... glueing is quite easy..

This weeks job is to complete Block 9 of Down in the Garden and sew up the quilting pillow ready for my trip away next week.

1 comment:

  1. your stitcheries are beautiful......I have not tried the glue method for the hexi's looks like an easy method......


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