The Rest of the July Story

I finished the second spiral table runner. This one is in shades of red. It will look nice on the table at Christmas or Valentine’s day. Instead of traditional binding, I tried the ‘birthing’ method where you sew the two sides together facing each other and then turn it inside out. This leaves a nice smooth edge. I use this method a lot on cuddle quilts. In this case, I really like it better than adding the binding.

2013-07-06 spiral table runner red

I made a little sewing kit from some hexies for Vicky Ks birthday based on a pattern in Quilting On The Go by Jessica Alexandrakis. She seemed to like it, even though it was a few weeks late.  I put a magnetic snap closure and appliqued hexies on the inside so that she can slip a pair of scissors behind one and stick her needle in another.

I also made a little hexie pin cushion to match.  I have made a few of the pin cushions. They are quick and fun to make. The trickiest thing is getting the ground walnut shells inside and sewing that last seam.  I gave a couple of the pin cushions to my friends Marge and Carolyn, but forgot to take pictures.

2013-07-18 sewing caddy 1 2013-07-18 sewing caddy 2

I don’t know why, but I am making hexies right and left.  It is so addictive! I go through my scrap bag and cut out some little pieces and stitch up hexies. I am sure some big wonderful project is percolating in the back of my brain somewhere. Won’t it  be great when it lets me know what it is. Till then, I will just keep basting more hexies.

That is pretty much the end of July.  Wait till you see what August inspires!

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One thought on “The Rest of the July Story

  1. Sandi says:

    What a cute idea for the hexies. I think hexies are addictive, too. Okay, that takes care of July and there are only a few days left in August. I can hardly wait to see what you did this month! Missed seeing you this month!

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