Saturday, December 31, 2011

December: The Month of Applique

 I am still chugging away at Block 21 - aka Killer Applique.  I am half way done and on track to finish by next Friday when we will start Curves in the Skill Builder Sampler.  I feel much more confident teaching curves then applique.  Yea! to a New Year and new Skill Builder topic.  :)

 I have also been working on these blocks this month for the 4x5 Modern Bee.  
 I decided because I was going to spend a lot of time on the plane flying to Abu Dhabi that I would do a handwork heavy block.
 Even with over 48 hours of total travel time, I still had tons to do when I got back. 
 Thankfully they take much less thought and skill than the "Killer Block".
The sides of the hexagons are 3/4 inch.  I English paper pieced the hexagons together and then appliqued them onto the background.
I used a lot of 5 inch charm squares that I had gotten in swaps this year in each 12.5 inch block.
 I have found that having a well stocked supply of multicolored "scraps" very handy in swaps.
 And here they are all together.
Enjoy!  Have a safe and Happy New Year!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Leila love your 4 x5 blocks. I have been wanting to get into hexagons and have made a bunch but I do not know if I am doing it right. Any tutorial suggestions?

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  2. Those hexie blocks are gorgeous!! That is a LOT of travel time, put to very good use :)

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  3. I really like them, and there is one for me! Yeah! I wish you all the best in 2012!

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  4. You've created a veritable garden of flowers with all those hexie blocks--beautiful. I went back and read several of your other posts after you dropped that little tidbit of traveling to Abu Dhabi--wow! Now that's a holiday travel story! Last night on the internet I watched the BBC broadcast of their fireworks and they were very impressive.

    Hope all is fine around your house--and hope you have a safe and happy new year, too!

    Elizabeth E.

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  5. Your work in progress applique is lovely. And the hexies are just so pretty!good use of travel time.

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  6. These are so beautiful! I SOOO want to get into making enough hexagons to do something with, but so far I've only done a couple while I was learning how to do them.
    I've just posted a pic to the Flickr group of my needle turned circles. They are okay I guess, but I'd rather have made hexagons!

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