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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - January finale

January's color was "blue." It was just supposed to be a regular blue but since I'm modifying the RSC for my own purposes, I used whatever blues I came across. And since I'm making things up as I go along, I only made as many blocks as I felt like - just to make 'some' progress. I had a ton of fun pulling different blues from my stash every few days and I can't wait to see what February's color is.

I finished 14 box kite blocks, 2.5 baskets and 3 D4P Puss-in-the-Corner blocks.

I also cut a bunch of blue square pairs so when I get through some other colors, I can make a lot more D4P blocks.

Did you participate in RSC this month?

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Squishy, A NEWfo and a Challenge!

Last week I received a surprise squishy from my friend Chantal at Ramblings of a Quilter!!!

The contents of the package were not so much the surprise but their arrival was! I had commented on the fussy cut Santa fabric some time ago and Chantal thought she might have some extra bits laying around (large bits I might add!!). And then Chantal spoke up that she had also found another fabric she knew I would like - and boy was she right!!! How could this hexie girl not adore a  lime green hexie fabric called "honey hive"??? Thank you Chantal!!!! Your timing was perfect - having been sick on my birthday, it was a nice pick me up. I think I might have actually jogged back to work from the post office so I could open it :)

The new honey hive fabric reminded me that I wanted to start a new project. I now have 34(!!!) hexie related fabrics. I did NOT want an EPP quilt just for the irony and didn't even want hexie shaped pieces of fabric. I also thought it would be a fun twist for my hexie trunk shows this fall. It won't be finished (how does one declare a quilt finished when there are more fabrics to collect??) but it will be fun!

Then I remembered this project and thought it could be the perfect pattern if I used scrappy black-on-black for the setting pieces since the hexie fabrics were in such a wild array of colors.

Sorry, the colors are really wishy washy in this photo - it's overcast and snowing again today :)

I have four blocks done so far. My current concern is that there is too much black between each of the blocks, even if I do have to account for seam allowances. I might make a couple blocks in non-hexie fabrics with smaller setting triangles to see how I like them. The other side of the coin is that this is a really dark black so that might make it seem like too much black.

My fav block so far is Super Hexie-Man!!!!

And now for the challenge...
I am hoping all y'all will help me with my search for hexie fabrics. I am willing to trade or pay whatever you feel is fair. At the least I need a 5" charm square but I would be thrilled for more! I would even appreciate black-on-black fabrics. They seem few and far between here in my neck of the woods.  Thanks!!!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Feline Friday - 1/23/15 - more gifts!!

Look what GrandPoppa made Momma for her birfday!! It's SIX feet tall!!!


Oh, who are we kidding?? Grandpoppa made it for ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am KING of my castle!

My Grandpoppa is the bestest!!!!

Ahoy Matey - Welcome to the Crow's Nest!!

I'm not sure which is the better gift tho ... A Christmas Tree or a Cat Tree??!!