Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekend Report

Over the weekend I made flowers...19 to be exact.

I've had the hexagons prepped and ready to go for months just sitting there in a box. I'm sure by now they're very old news in blogworld. But that's okay because I still enjoy making them.  At the moment I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them but I have a few ideas. 

I have another 21 flowers prepped and ready for the trip to Kansas City if I can wait till then... probably not.  I'd prep more but I'm out of hexagons and need to order more.

For anyone interested in the threads I use they are Superior Threads' Frosted Donut I and II (100% cotton) and a SuperBob filled with Bottom Line Thread (100% polyester).  I find that both kinds work well for both English paper piecing and applique. 

Each ring holds 35 bobbins and each bobbin is the equivalent of a small spool of Gutermann thread.  Can you imagine toting around that many spools of thread with your projects to a bee?  And between the three rings there are very very few color repeats.  The only repeats are I/II and the Bottom Line.

And as an "oh by the way", I wanted to show you a vase/pot I started to make.  I've been meaning to sew the two halves together for a few weeks now but it has to be hand sewn and I keep forgetting to go buy a pair of needle nose pliars to help me reach the needle when it's inside the bowl.  Maybe this week I'll remember.

P.S.  Back to the hexagons for just a sec, if you're interested in purchasing paper pieces, you can find them at Paper Pieces where you find all sorts of shapes in different sizes along with free project sheets and how to's.  Right now they are having an anniversary sale through May 12th so I'm off to buy 750 - 3/4" hexagons for $10.00.


beaquilter said...

wow 19 flowers!! that's great, now I have to ask how you attach the fabrics to the cardstock? do you glue? baste? or?
lovely basket btw, so vibrant!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu sou viciada em hexágonos,e acho ótimo ver por aí tantas pessoas fazendo.Eu tenho feito colchas que quem me deu a dica chamou de Dna.Borboletinha e fica divino.Eu estou fazendo com medida de 2cm.As minhas dessa semana estão com o corpo café e as asas coloridas com estampadinhos em tons de rosa,ainda não decidimos o fundo.(a cliente está cheia de dúvidas...)Obrigada por compartilhar.Beijo grande.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Estou de olho nos passarinhos para te ajudar a tomar conta.Beijo.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love the vase!! And goodness gracious you are on a hexie roll! :-) I like that you are appliqueing them to a background. That was my original plan, but then I had to start sewing them together.. :-/
Have a happy day!!

Phyllis said...

Love the colors!!

Deanna said...

That vase is amazing! Beautiful work.

Darlene said...

They are wonderful, Monica! I think you'll have to prep more before you head to Kansas City.

JoAnne said...

I'm curious too as to how you attach your fabric to the cardstock. Love the bright bowl/vase.

Talin's Corner said...

That bowl is so pretty. Have you thought about using a curved needle so you don't have to use the needle nose pliers. They have some heavy duty curved needles (for upholstery) if that will work.

Your hexie flowers look great.

KeyQuilter said...

love the colors in the bowl! Did you use a jelly roll to cover the clothesline? I have some to try - just waiting for "time" to show up! LOL