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Monday, May 05, 2014

Design Wall Monday - 5/5/14

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! Sadly, I don't think my leftover 4 cheese lasagna hamburger helper will qualify but it's what's in the fridge...

I had a whole day at home yesterday to sew to my heart's content! I needed to iron some new FQs so I could put them away in the proper bins and I got that out of the way early. I was also determined to finish up two smaller hexie projects and those would be easy to do while I finished the DVD set for WhiteCollar Season 1 due at the library today.

The thing is...I never got motivated to machine sew anything other than the 2 steps needed to catch up with the Market Day SAL and some leaderender basket blocks which I'll share later in the week. I had plenty that needed doing but nothing that I could decide on. And that means all y'all are stuck looking at the hexies I worked on yesterday...

I think I had to baste another 6 or 7 hexies and then whipstitch the whole basket together for The Hexie Blog BOM. I had once thought of using another fabric or 2 to look like there were flowers in the basket but I finally decided that might not work well with the flowers on the fabric that was already cut so I just went with my original plan. I'm pleased with the balance of the flowers across the piece - I think I only planned 2 of them, pulling the rest out of a paper bag.

I caved and bought another set of jewel papers to use on my Salt & Pepper project. I was one paper short on this block but had put the rest of it together so all I had to do yesterday was baste 1 more jewel and whipstitch it in place.

I finally decided to join the Value Proposition QAL with Karen and picked fabrics for my first block. The QAL is already on their 2nd block but I am determined not to berate myself for being late on this project since I know I'll be late for all 22 blocks! LOL! I'll get them done when I'm done. 

And I finally added the last hexies to this table topper project. It's a bit on the small side so it might be better on a small side table instead of the dining table shown above but I do love the concept. This was fussy cut from a border fabric which made it a really simple project once the cutting was done. I'm going to try a slightly different/new-to-me way of doing the back but I'll take pictures and share with you when it's done. Please don't hold your breath!

Don't forget to check back in tomorrow for our monthly The Bibliphile Files linky party with our latest reading adventures. I hope you'll share the books, magazines or cereal boxes that you've read in the last month!


7 comments:

Janet O. said...

ll great looking hexie projects, Sarah! : )

tubakk said...

A lovely basket. I've not finished mine yet. And your star is super. What are you going to do with it?

Michelle said...

Love the table topper to be..........it's great what you can do with a border/stripe fabric.......

Missy Shay said...

How great to have a whole day to just sew!
I love you your hexie baskets!

Carla said...

A hexie making day is a good day!

margaret said...

love the basket, very nice fabric, isn`t it amazing how far hexies have come form the grandmother flower days such variety you have here

Karen H said...

Love your hexie basket. I've got mine cut out but am not crazy about my fabric choice so it is on hold for a bit!

Your fabric choices for Value Proposition are gorgeous! Can't wait to see the block put together!