This week has been super busy for me as we decided to move the house around a bit to make things a bit easier for me. In the past, my days were spent moving the computer from table to husband's desk (where the printer is) to my Creation station, to another printer and back and forth and all around. So hubby kindly agreed to give up his desk and let me centralize my computer area. I now have both printers, all the school books, my bills/office stuff all in one place! I feel so much more organized!
Of course with all this great organization comes lack of sewing time. I am getting ready to pick up my EPP again now though. I have some tiny dresdens I am going to try to make for a friends quilts. (Yes that is plural. Her two quilts have been in the works for months.)
But my fun EPP stuff is my 288 diamonds that have been patiently waiting for me to give them attention again.
Of course, then I found the Hex A Long. I at first was NOT interested. But then I found out that these are not your average Hexagon. Called the Candied Hexagons, they are all cut up and pieced. Here is one photo of them:
You can find out more by following the Hex a long RIGHT HERE.
This now has me interested in designing Hexie quilts.
To help me out, the wonderful LINDA sent me some precut Hexies in all sizes.
She also sent a block for our heart charity quilt. Dont you love the yellow? I do!
And the best of all?
She sent a sweet scissor fob and enclosed a note that she had worked on it while on vacation, and that the whole time she had been praying for me. I have so many blog land sisters that I need to meet and give a hug to someday!
Linda is joining me on working on the Mabry Mill quilt.
I am going to enjoy seeing our quilts come along together.
Here is block AE
Now we can join the row.
Leave the papers on the back until the entire quilt is finished.
Make sure you pin the blocks before sewing. They get thick around the mountains, and the paper is slick and likes to tug and slide around, so pinning is important.
You are going to match up the letters on the edges. For example lowercase 'ac' to 'ac' is your first two blocks. Do the whole row, and since they are thick, press open.
ROW ONE, Blocks AA, AB, AC, AD, AE
Total pieces so far: 45