Friday, July 13, 2012

Hexagons for Aunt Sarah quilt

After finding some hexagon flowers in a basket high on a shelf in my sewing room, I made a couple more this week.

 These hexagons will go into my Aunt Sarah quilt.  This pattern is in Quiltmania Magazine No. 82.  I posted about starting this quilt back in January 2011. 

I'm linking up to One Flower Wednesday hosted by Karen over at Journey of a Quilter

This Thomas the Tank Engine fleece blanket will be donated to our local chapter of Project Linus.  I used the skip stitch rotary blade that I ordered from the Project Linus web site to perforate holes along the edges of the fleece to make it easier to crochet around. 

You can see in the background of this photo just how dry our lawn is and how the the trees are drying up and losing their leaves.  As of today, we are under a mandatory watering ban.  We haven't had rain in ages, and they are saying that it is dryer than it has been in 104 years.  Our temperatures are cooler this week....only in the lower 90s instead of 100s. 

 I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!


  1. Pretty hexies. Like the pic of your planned setting. Very nice.
    Never heard of the 'skip' rotary blade before - thanks for mentioning it. I'll be on the lookout for it.
    I sure do hope you get rain pretty soon. After all the 100+ heat, I bet you need it! It's been trying to rain here all day, but only a few drops fall and then it stops.

  2. I've never heard of that blade before, either, but I'll be on the lookout for it! How many more hexies needed for Aunt Sarah?

  3. That Aunt Sarah quilt is very pretty--and ambitious!
    I'd never heard of the skip-stitch rotary blade, either. Very nice edge finish for a fleece blanket. Cute result for some lucky little one.

  4. Cute hexies, that is a great pattern for a quilt magazine. I find the skip stitch blade interesting also, I had not heard of it before. I wonder if it would work on flannel...I like to make double flannel receiving blankets and used to send them off to be hem stitched so I could crochet around the edges. Hem stitching finished the little holes, I imagine this blade works on the fleece because that is an interlocked knit fabric that does not fray. Hmmmm...

  5. Hi, LuAnn....where on earth did you find Thomas the Train fleece? Our grandson's favorite favorite favorite right now and I've not been able to locate it. A very helpful engine -- that's Thomas. I've learned so much!


  6. this Aunt Sarah quilt looks like a bit of a challenge to me...can not wait to see it completed!!

  7. The fabrics in your hexagon flowers are fresh and crisp. It's going to be a great project, and you're so patient! Reminds me that I set a hexie project aside way too many months ago. My fabrics bored me. Yours wouldn't. They're great.

    The right side of your blog is impressive. Your'e involved in so many groups and projects. Bravo for you!

  8. Your hexies are great and will make a neat version of Aunt Sara (I too have drooled over this one!). I like the sound of that blade - not that I have reason to use one just yet but I'm sure one day I will...! Have a nice day :-)


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