Sunday, June 30, 2013

Patriotic Hexagon Table Centerpiece

You all know just how much I love English Paper Piecing!  Well I have been making seasonal center pieces for my table from the same pattern.  It is a quick make and just the right size - not intrusive on the table.  
 I started this project on Friday night.  I just love the fabric with the soldier and the flag!  Used nine soldiers in the centerpiece.  My boys attend The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina and it so reminds me of their uniforms.
Here it is finished and on the table!  I love my little patriotic vignette!
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Yoyo Christmas Tree Ornament!

Here is my completed yoyo Christmas Tree ornament.  I really like how it turned out.  It is very cheerful.  I am happy to be finished making all those yoyo's!  I really enjoy stitching around the clover yoyo maker, but the tying off of threads and the weaving in of the loose threads is not my favorite part.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

This is the second summer where my friend and I count our UFO's and make an effort to get a lot of them done.  We also try not to spend too much money on fabric and get only what we need to complete a project! I started this Christmas ornament last year!!  Guess I got tired of making so many yoyo's!

Yoyo construction!
I managed to complete the ornament and enjoyed the yoyo making process again after a loooong break!!!  I really like how the ornament turned out.  I am finishing off another Christmas project which I hope to show really soon.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Small Fall Wallhanging

Sweet Little Wallhanging
This is a little sample which I made for the quilt store where I work!  It is very cute and I just know that I will be making one for myself to put up at home.  I have the cutest pumpkin mini quilt hanger which will be so sweet with this quilt!  I know fall is not here yet, but in the retail world you have to start early!!
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Crocheted Potholder

A few days ago I saw such a cute potholder on Pinterest.  I just had to try it.  Well you need to make two pieces because it is double - good and thick so you don't get burned!!!  I love how it turned out.  Somewhat vintage!!!  It is so cute I almost can't bear to try it out on a hot pot!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Crochet Hexagon Throw

My little hexagon throw is growing somewhat!  It is a back burner project that I work on when I don't really feel like anything else.  We recently made a four hour road trip and I finished 8 hexagons along the way!  Same amount coming home!  I can't stitch in the car, but I sure can crochet!  I have a bunch more to add to the throw!  It is finally feeling like a blanket!
The top picture is from my last blog post on  the subject!  The second picture is after adding the recent stack of hexagons.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Bit of This and a Bit of That

 My family and I really enjoy history!  Jan Patek published a book with a quilt pattern which uses flag blocks from the American Revolution!  Over the years my son has collected replica flags like the ones in the pattern.  I was so thrilled to find the book and decided it was begging me to make it!
 The first block is 3 Crescents of South Carolina!  I picked this one first as a nod to all three of my sons who attend college in Charleston.
 The green tree is The Pine Tree Flag.
 The second tree block is Appeal to Heaven.  General George Washington used this flag for the Continental Navy and was partly a symbol and partly a prayer.

 We had to travel to Oklahoma for my daughter's college orientation.  Here I am stitching away, sitting on the hotel bed.  Pure bliss!  No housework and no cooking.  Just stitching.

 The flag with the "76" on it is the Bennington Flag.  That was a fun, quick one to stitch.
 The last picture is of one of the connecting blocks - one of five to make.  So getting a start on those so that I don't have to make five one after the other and get bored with them.

This is a very interesting pattern to work on.  I aim to get it done by the 4th of July.  My friend Joy and I have challenged one another to get this beauty done by then.
Happy stitching!