Well, it doesn’t seem like I got much done in November. Here is the finished spiral hexie heart quilt:
It measures about 30″ at the widest point. We are planning on hanging it on the wall as soon as we figure out how. I have already started on another one with only three fabrics which should show the spiral and the hearts much better.
One I made a batch of mug rugs to give to some of my quilting friends. A mug rug is a little coaster that is big enough to set your cup or glass on one side and have room to put a cookie or little snack on the other side. Snacks are so important to quilters, you know!
I found a panel with a bunch of sayings about ‘friends’ and used them as the focal of the rugs. I spent a while trying to plan coordinating fabrics and finally settled on a bundle of 2.5″ strips that I got at the new quilt shop, Spool I knew they would all go together. I marked a hexagonal shape around the sayings and then did some log cabin rounds till they were a good mug rug size.
I wrapped them and then randomly chose which one to give to which friend. It was a fun project, and I am sure I will make more.
I finished a pair of socks, I think this is the 20th or 21st pair. Wow! These are more house slippers than socks because they are made with a worsted weight acrylic yarn which makes them heavier and thicker than socks. This brand is called ‘unforgettable.’ I gave them to my sister. There was almost enough left to make a second pair with short cuffs but I had to get another skein to finish them. I love these vivid colors. I gave this pair to my sister.
I was telling a friend about the bibs I use to make for my grandmother and my mother-in-law out of dish towels, and decided to see if I could remember how before I tried to explain the pattern to her. I use to call them ‘blouse savers’ when I made them for my mother in law. She liked to look her best all the time and these helped.
I am nearly done with ‘Pushing Up Spring,’ a block of the month I started two or three years ago. I love these bright colors too. There are sixteen blocks in all and this is block thirteen. Three more to go. Wow!
I worked on a few other things, but this is all that got finished.
PS: as you can see, I changed the look of my blog again. See that pesky little linky thing that shows up there on the left? I put that in a few years ago when I was in a block of the month and it only ever showed up half way and at the bottom of the page. Now I wan’t to remove it and can’t figure out how. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.