Monday, April 11, 2016

A winner and a little stitch work...

I'm so sorry for the delay in selecting a winner!
Unlike Peanut and Leia, I haven't been resting and relaxing, but rather life has been crazy busy!
But there will be more about that in my next post.
I had 56 entries in my giveaway and it sounds like most of you are like me and would really like to try English Paper Piecing. Using, the winning number was #35 - Lee Anne!
Congratulations Lee Anne!
Unfortunately, you are a no-reply blogger so I am unable to email you. Please email me at by Saturday so I can send off your prize.
Thank you all for participating.
Between the lovely trip to Yellow Creek Quilt Designs
and following Mrs. Holder's Hexagons on Temecula Quilt Company,
I was anxious to try my hand at those teeny 1/2 inch hexagons...
So I pulled out a mini charm pack of "Union Blues" by Barbara Brackman and got started.
(I thought I should test the waters before delving into my beautiful "Stars in the Garden" kit!)
My first little flower turned out ok and I found it fun!
So I added a ring, like Mrs. Holder.
So far so good! Let's try another...

Oh, I am liking this!
Then all too soon, my mini charm pack was all used up.
Hmmm, how should I finish it off?
With a bit of brown and blue tweed wool, of course!

Is it wrong, that I move it around the house so that I could admire it? ;)

I added a perle cotton blanket stitch around the edge and called it done.
I was so pleased!
I immediately pulled out the "Stars in a Garden" pattern and read all the directions...
Off I go!
And in no time, my first start is done!
On to the next! Oh my... this is addictive!
Hold on wool applique and counted cross stitch, I haven't forgotten about you...
More about those projects in my next post.
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
~Romans 8:34
Blessings, Patti


marly said...

HALF INCH hexies? Half inch!!! I couldn't put two 4" together. That star is just so nice. And the pups, just so sweet.

Linda said...

Wow! Lookin' good! Please bring some to demo in Ohio!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

LOL! I don't believe those were done in no time at all! The star and flower are both wonderful! Great job! I'm sure any I did would be wonky beyond recognition!

veryordinary annie said...

Congrats to your winner!
Can't believe how small the hexes are, wow!

Marilyn said...

Congrats to lee Anne.
Your Hexie mat is cue.
Can't wait to see more of the Garden Stars.
Peanut & Leia are too cute. :)

Kathy L. said...

Wow you are doing great with the little hexies lovely handwork!

kelley said...

Congrats to Lee Anne...she should have fun with her your little hexies, so tempting to try...