Friday, April 22, 2011

Still Hexing

My little hexagons are coming along slowley. I have been pre-occupied with a little foster dog who has been with me for a month. My hexi work box is just in arms reach so always close at hand.

Dudley's tumor is beginning to have an effect on his daily walks so we have cut them back. A visit to the vet has again confirmed it is only a fat growth but may now be affecting the nerves in his leg so we have decided to operate next month. Hopefully he will be a new dog soon :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Little Hexies

I've always steered clear of hand sewing, not even taking joy in stitching up knitted projects. It was a real step for me to start the QAYG hexagons a few years ago and I still have only 70 made!

After searching for hexagons on the internet I discovered many blogs and spent hours reading them. One in particular The Great Hexagon Quilt-Along. This encouraged me to try out paper pieced hexies and what do you know.. I am quite enjoying this! Most of my quilts in the past few years have been on a small scale, I like working in mimiature, so my hexies are too. Probably not the best way for me to start and learn a new technique but I don't need another large quilt. I picked out a space on a wall and I plan to hang a hexie quilt there.

I have Springfield hexagon templates to cut from but found the 1" (point-to-point) was too small and the 1.5" was too big for my liking so I used incomeptech to print 1.25" ones onto cardstock - then I was in action!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My QAYG Hexagons

My QAYG Hexagons
Originally uploaded by Nellc1

QAYG Hexagons

QAYG Hexagons
Originally uploaded by Nellc1
These are some of my hexagons.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Wow, another year has flown by. I have knitted a few baby blankets with another in progress. I am also crocheting a knee rug in the Dr Who theme using the leftover yarn. It is getting a little warm to continue with that one now.

The other day I came across a few blogs about hexagons and English paper piecing. I hate hand sewing but some years ago started quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) hexagons with leftover scraps from my quilts. With the help of a hexagon calculator I think I need about 700 of my 4" QAYG hexies.
I found a pattern for a hexie pin cushion so one day I might try the paper pieced method... one day.

In other news, last easter I picked up a free kitten at the Gresford Billycart Derby. Dudley was very pleased with little Frank. He is not so little anymore and gets on well with both Dudley and Sylvester.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm stll here

I can't believe it has been so long since I've been on here. I had trouble logging in as I couldn't remember which email or password I used. After quiet a few attempts I'm in.

It would have been about April when I started house hunting and by June I found a duplex unit that suited me. It was late August when I got the keys and was able to move in. There were a few odd jobs that needed attending to but I am slowly getting things there. I have yet to tackle the yard and gardens (or lack of). The retaining wall out the back is rotting away and needs to be rebuilt before I can start any garden out there. The front has two large palm trees which the neighbour in the other unit and myself want out before we take repairing the front garden.

My sewing, quilting and other craftwork have been almost non-existant for months now but I am thinking of quilting again. There are so many patterns and ideas I have in mind. Recently I purchased a Miniature Quilts magazine from ebay to add to my collection and there are a couple I would like to try one of these days.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Scarf

I have recently made another new scarf. This was a free pattern I found on Ravelry. The pattern is in multiple language downloads.

I made mine in a burgandy coloured yarn from Cleckeaton Country 12ply. The photo shows the scarf looking more red than it is. I might get another photo another day.