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!


  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?

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

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

  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.

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

  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!