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Thursday, December 01, 2011

And so, let it be Christmas gift making time...

You guys are never, and I mean never, gonna guess what I am making for Mom's christmas gift. Ok, so you guessed it was a runner cuz she seems to get one every year and I used to be the Runner Queen but you'll never guess the pattern. Come on give it a good try. Can't guess, can ya?! I thought so!

Remember those graduated FQ packs from Cherrywood that I got in Houston?

Well, I finally cut into the Madagascar set last night (yeh, I know, only 23 days 11 hours 54 minutes and 5 seconds until Christmas but I am also the Queen of Last Minute) and, wait for it, wait, have you figured it out?, started working on 2" hexies!! LOL - you knew that right?! I hope so.

Yeh, I was sew excited to #1 cut into them and #2 make hexies that the pic is out of focus

 The original idea came from this runner I found online which only uses one hexie of each fabric pattern.

I had planned to lay out the fabrics like the following picture but in reviewing the original runner, it appears that the color actually comes out of the corner. ie one block in the corner is purple, the next row is 2 purples, the next is 3 purples and then you move on to color blue. I do think that will look better than my original plan but I plan to make all the hexies and then lay them out before picking a design.

I was able to get the first 2 colors made into hexies last night while watching DVDs so I don't think this will take too long to accomplish...yeh right, you don't want to hear the list of to do's but it might get done on time :)


Janet O. said...

Haven't been on blogger long enough to know your Mom always gets a table runner, but it works for me!
However, the hexie thing didn't come as any great surprise! : )
I think I will love this--the colors are wonderful!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Oh....can't wait to see it finished. I love Cherrywood fabrics.

Denise :) said...

Huh...the hexies completely took my by surprise. J/K!!! LOL! It's going to be beautiful -- can't wait to see the finished product! :)