All I can say is thank goodness for this blog, lol! It really helps me stay focused. This was a good week. I made a Needle Nest, sewed Westering Women 5, and Morris hexies 4 & 5 :)
I purchased this book a while ago because of my ongoing quest to make a red and white quilt. But then the Needle Nest caught my eye.
It's one large circle embroidered, quilted, and stitched together with a flannel back.
A piece of ribbon is on the top and bottom and a snap is on both sides. So when you snap-and-tie you get this cute little pie-shaped needle case. This is the front. . .
. . . and this is the back. How cute!
The 5th block in the Westering Women quiltalong is called The Platte River. I bet some of you may still have a piece of this river fabric floating around! It's pretty old. I'm talking 20 years or more.
Box Hill is the name of Morris hexie #4. I combined machine and hand-piecing--but mostly hand.
Upton is #5 . . .
And this is a variation of Upton. Read about them on Barbara's blog here. Do these greens look familiar? Both are oldies but goodies. I do like the way this block turned out . . .
. . . but it looks awfully dark next to the others so I'll change its position at some point. I have another idea for fabric surrounding the hexie rings so stay tuned . . .
Have a wonderful week!
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