O Christmas Tree Finished Ornie

I finished O Christmas Tree into an actual ornament!

Here is the front:

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And here is the back!

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I used Vonna’s instructions on flat fold ornaments and it was super easy!

But I did omit the cording around the edge.  I didn’t want to make my own since I can’t find a mini-cording thingy and the cording at the store didn’t match.  But I think it turned out fine without it!

It has taken a while to post this, but I did actually finish this before Christmas as it was a gift for a co-worker.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to finishing MY ornament of this same pattern, so it is still laying there all sad and unfinished.  But I will get it done and ready to hang for Christmas 2016!

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A Trip to the Store and more Hexies

I needed to pick up some white fabric to make my “sashing” hexies for my Hexie Quilt.  So, it was off to my local quilt store! Yay!!
I picked up some Moda White.

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And while I was there, I just had to take a look at the scrap bin!  I found the pink and green fabrics while digging through the mountain of scraps.  I had a hankering for something purple, so I also picked up a purple fat quarter with pink flowers!  My 7 year old son, who was with me on the shopping trip, helped me pick that one.

I had so much fun looking at all the fabric!  The quilt store is one of my very favorite places!

I have made more progress on my hexie diamonds.   Here are the three most recent completed diamonds.

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In looking at my stash fabrics pulled for this quilt, you can tell my favorite color is blue!  Most of the fabrics are blue or have blue in them!  That is one reason I picked up a few new fabrics today.  Although I was trying to only use fabrics from my stash for this quilt, I wanted to make sure I have a variety of colors and it doesn’t turn into a blue quilt.

 

More Hexies

For the last few weeks, I have almost exclusively been working on my hexagon quilt.

Here is a little stack of hexies.  Aren’t they just so cute!

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I have completed 15 “diamonds” so far.

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I have not purchased any fabric for this quilt.  I am trying to use only my stash.  I figured I need to start using some of this fabric I keep collecting because it is really starting to pile up.

I think I will use plain white fabric for my “sashing” in between the diamonds, which I’m hoping is the only fabric I have to buy for this quilt top.

 

 

 

November YOTA

Sadly, I haven’t touched my YOTA project in a while.

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Two months to be exact.  It remains the same as I left it in September.

I feel guilty for not stitching on it but I just have no motivation to pull it out and work on it.  Maybe if I leave it alone for a little while longer, I can come back to it some time next year with renewed ambition.  But for now, I think I have given up on it and it will remain a WIP.

 

Hexagon Obsession

Lately, I have been obsessed with hexagons!

I started dabbling in hexagons a few years ago, but quickly lost interest as I do with most things.

But, after some quality time on Pinterest recently, I decided to take a stab at it again.  And I am enjoying it much more this time around.

I dug around in my craft room and found some leftover freezer paper templates from my previous hexie attempt.

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I pulled some of my fabric stash and cut out some squares.

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Ironed on the freezer paper templates . . .

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Did a little trimming . . .

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And basted the seam allowances under.

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Here is a cute little stack of hexies all ready to get stitched together!

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I played around with the hexie placement a little.  This is the traditional “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” pattern.

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But I wanted something a bit more modern, so I decided on a diamond pattern.

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Now, off to make more hexies!

 

 

 

Quilt Festival

Last week brought the International Quilt Festival to town.  YIPEE!!  I look forward to this event every year!  I take a day off work to walk around ogling at the beautiful quilts and spend way too much money.

O happy day!!!!

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Waiting in line to get in . . .

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So excited!!!

I walked around the quilt display side first.  Unfortunatley, most of the displays do not allow photography, so I couldn’t take pictures of most of the quilts I saw.

But I did snap a few photos of some absolutely awesome “dinners.”  This was a display of 3-dimensional fabric “place settings” and “dinner food.”  ALL. MADE. FROM. FABRIC.

These were my favorites.

You have a steak and baked potato . . .

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Pancakes, bacon, and eggs . . .

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And last, but not least, crab and oysters . . .

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Remember these are not real food.  They were all made with fabric, beads, plastic, and other crafty little things.  I was amazed at how real some of them looked!

And this was a quilt little owl quilt I thought was too cute! Wink, Wink!

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And then on to buying stuff.  And, boy, was there stuff!!!  Lots of ohhhs and ahhhs, and Look At This, and I Want That!!!  This what I managed to hold myself back to.

Some fabric bundles . . .

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A few cross stitch charts from my favorite booth “The Silver Needle” out of Oklahoma . . .

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And one quilt pattern . . .

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A good time was had by all!  Quilt Festival is my favorite day of the whole year!

I’m already looking forward to next year!