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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday : Jelly Roll Batik EPP Hexagons!

I've picked up some batik jelly rolls, and feel the fabrics would make great English Paper Pieced hexagon flowers.

Here are some 1 1/8" hexagons from my jelly roll, I need 6 of each color to make a flower, with a 7th hexagon (to be chosen) for the centers:

I've hand basted these, pressed with a dry iron, removed the cardboards, then steam pressed and they are ready to be sewn together at some later, unknown time. I've also got a set of 6 1" hexagons from the same jelly roll strips that I will show another time, as I haven't basted those yet.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social and WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced:
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Stash #3 - Bali Crackers & Food

It's Sunday and I'm going to try and post again with Moli Sparkles Sunday Stash

Molli Sparkles

I managed to get a good closeout deal on some Bali Crackers, there are the Hoffman batiks, cut 10" x 10", and you get 40 to a package. I got :
top row:       Brown Sugar; Tiramisu; Parfait;
bottom row: Wild Berry; Rum Raisin; Macaron:
I also managed to get the 2 1/2" strips for some batiks, but that is for another Sunday Stash.

And I picked up these wonderful food Fat Quarters: Chocolate bars (all mis-spelled to get around copywrite? "SNECKERS" instead of snickers, "Kit Cat" instead of "Kit Kat" - never noticed this when I was picking out the fabrics; mushrooms; chicken wings; mac & cheese; pretzels; curly fries; and last but not least, carrots.

I'm looking at making a food quilt for my son. I've amassed a stash of pizza, hot peppers, and other foods. Next Sunday Stash I'll include a few more new food fabrics I found.

What new fabrics have you picked up for your stash?

Summer Completed Strip Quilts for Hospice

It's been a while since I posted an update to my strip quilts for hospice that I'm working on this year. Beginning of June I reported that I had done 17 out of my goal of 30 for the year.

I did manage to get some strip quilts completed in September, another 5:

And over June/July/August six more got done:

This brings my yearly total up to 17 + 5 + 6 = 28 - just 2 short of my goal of 30 for the year!

How are you doing with the goals you set at the beginning of the year towards making quilts for your favorite charity?