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I love the colours in the mug rug/hot pad(am yet to decide if its a mug rug or a hot pad). The yellow, I think, looks lovely in the afternoon sun and the hexagon flower is one from my collection that would have made it to the grandmother’s flower garden quilt.

I quilted the background first, with batting and backing…a new technique for me and am glad the lines turned out all parallel to each other. The flower was the last to get added, completing it with a white border…wanted the border to be subtle so the flower would stand out, not the border !

This makes me feel how the simple paper pieced hexagon flower can be so versatile. So am back to my paper piecing of white hexagons to complete the grandmother’s flower garden quilt. It required almost 600 white hexies and I am around 100 at present.

Connecting to Sew Modern Monday !

I saw these lovely crochet butterflies at Marie’s site and I couldn’t resist making a few.

They are ideal to be used as brooch on a plain tunic or top.They are cute and turn out perfect, even with someone with rudimentary crochet skills like me :)

Linking it to sew Modern Monday

And One Thing one week challenge !

Amy's Creative Side

Discipline brings in results. A hexie a day seems have worked for me this week…

Linking it to {Sew} Modern Monday !
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

I love hexies as you would have seen in several of my posts. I somehow find them very relaxing and de-stressing or a go-to project when I am watching tv. So this Friday was hexie time…
First I cut up fabric squares and basted them and then side stitched to form 6 hexie flowers.WoW! I just completed a batch in one night. That’s cool !

Hexies

Linking it to ‘Friday Night Sew In’ at Heidi’s blog.
Handmade by Heidi

Just returned from a vacation…if going to in-laws can be called one ;-) But I had a very peaceful much needed relaxing time there so I am feeling happy and relaxed.

My mom-in-law is one of the finest hand embroiders I have met. So when she mentioned a particular embroidered cushion cover she had seen at a relatives place and wanted me to make a sofa cloth on the same lines I took it as a welcome complement. I drafted the design of a peacock and flower sequence and on getting her approval transferred it to fabric and started embroidering.Here is a picture of the WIP piece in loose herringbone stitch.
Hand embroidery

As I started the project a day before the vacation got over I could hardly move beyond the fourth motif amidst social obligations and tearful bye-byes. I carried it back with me with the promise that this project would be on top of all UFOs and would be mailed back to her at the earliest.

This week’s stats:
New projects – 1
Completed projects – 0
Currently in progress – 2

Linking it to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced…

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This is what I made for my partner…wouldn’t reveal more details as she might be reading my blog ;)

Hexagon Flower


Its a lovely paper pieced hexagon flower on a vegetable dyed bottle green fabric.

Completed Mug Rug for swap partner

I am linking it to Sew {Modern} Monday !
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Literally some green !
Added some flowering plants to my balcony…

Flowering plants

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