Friday, February 17, 2012

12 X 12 Scrappy Hexagon Quilt

This is another scrap busting quilt in our 12 scrappy projects in 12 months (12 X 12) series. For a little more information, click here.

There are so many options when it comes to English Paper Piecing - hexagons, diamonds, blocks, tumblers and more. Several websites have free downloads for paper piecing templates and there are online stores that sell precut shapes. A quick search on google will help you find both.

I think this is a great hand sewing project if you're not in a big hurry to finish it. I'll be working on mine over the course of months (maybe longer!!). I've chosen 7/8" hexies that I'll put together in a diamond shape, like this:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Faux Piano Key Border

Here's a great use for wide-striped fabrics. I chose the center fabric of this little table topper because I wanted to free motion quilt around the flowers. (I don't like to practice on a scrap that I'm just going to throw away - so I make small things and practice that way.) Anyway, this seemed like the perfect, super-quick border for this mini quilt!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mother Nature

Yesterday morning we had some heavy fog roll through town. You know, the kind that picks a long narrow path and just hovers there. We were up really early (my husband had a 5:30 am flight). The sky above our house was clear and full of stars. On the way to the airport, we drove through this thick, eerie fog. But once the sun came up, it quickly burned away.

Later that morning I took our dog to the dog park, which was right in the middle of the fog path. Everything there was still heavily frosted and beautiful. So I grabbed my iPhone and snapped a couple of quick pictures:

But this is the picture I really wanted to share. This fence had all these little frost-cicles going in every direction! I wonder if that's caused by wind?

Very pretty.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

12 X 12 - Super Scrappy Pet Bed

Here is the second of our 12 scrappy projects for 2012 - or "12 X 12". To start at the beginning, click here.

This scrap busting project has a great bonus! We'll be using "garbage scraps" that would otherwise go in the trash and landfills, to fill our pet beds. Yay us!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Guest Posting!

This might be a really good time to jump over to the Valentine's Day Showcase on SewBitterSweetDesigns and see our guest post!