Monday, 20 May 2013

Weekend catchup - Heather Ross hexies and Book Project

What a weekend!  On Saturday I spent the day in a class with Katy (I'm a Ginger Monkey) who was teaching us HST's.  I managed to get all my squares cut into triangles and then sewn into HST's....all 96 of them!  Only half of them are pressed open and about a quarter of them are trimmed down.  Needless to say, I have some homework to do!!  I will reveal them next week.


This weekend I finished my Sew Sew Modern 2 swap item - an English paper Pieced hexagon Heather Ross pillow/cushion.
Sew Sew Modern 2

I am thinking I never have to do EPP again - wayyyyy too time consuming!!!   The effect is good though and I quite like the way it turned out.  I'm pretty sure my secret partner likes it too!


I added a piece of twill ribbon on the side like a tag.  It says 'Laugh often' on the front and 'Live long' on the back.  I just wanted to add a little extra touch to the cushion and since I don't have my own 'tags', the ribbon did the job!


I will upload a picture of the parcel that I sent to my partner to my Flickr stream once she receives it.  I made her another item that would give away who my partner is - so stay tuned for that!!

On Sunday I made a half apron.  I followed the Patchwork Please pattern [gee I love Zakka].  This is my May Book Challenge project and I will be linking up over at Heart of Charnwood.  And the best news is that I made it for my secret partner in the FLIRTS 2 Swap.


I need to get a picture with a thin person wearing it but here it is flat on the table:


I tried to make it as kitch as I could but I didn't really have any retro fabrics.  I think I will need to remedy that soon!!  (any excuse for shopping!!)

And phew, Monday night is almost over and I just finished some birthday baking for the gals in the office tomorrow.  Another busy night is planned - just how I like it!
[Edit: my birthday was fab so thank you for my birthday wishes]

Linked to Finish it Friday and Hexie Friday!

19 comments:

Di said...

Katy's class looks good. Love that cushion but I couldn't faff with all those pieces of paper. Nice Zakka make too. Di x

Alie said...

Lovely apron and pillow! Love the fabrics and colors you used! So lucky to have met Katy... she's so funny on her blog :)

MetroQuilter said...

Great set if makes. Katy's class sounds great.

Kelly said...

Katy's class looked so much fun and I Loooove that pillow, but agree about EPP ;-)

joanne said...

Your pillow and apron look amazing!
I've got a half finished EPP project from last year, so I know what you mean about time consuming!

moira said...

your hexie cushion is gorgeous. I agree re epp. It's fun but laborious. Hope you have a lovely bday x

Gertie Pye said...

Oh I love that cushion! I agree, EPP is so time consuming - you are a worthy person if you can bear to give it away! It is beautiful.

Also love the apron - I just got the same book last week and there are lots of little projects in there I like. Just as soon as I have done Bee / name tag / swap items ... sigh

Vicki said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY!!!!

Rosa said...

Gorgeus apron and pillow!

heart of charnwood said...

Happy Birthday! Don't make me jealous about the class, i was gutted when i couldn't go. The Hexys are gorgeous, wish I had received them. And well done on another entry for the book challenge! :o)

grapes and hearts said...

Oh, that little slip of ribbon reminds me of these little chinese fortune cookies. Great idea! In case you are baking for your own birthday - Happy birthday!!!

I think we met in London last year? If I remember correctly we were in the same swap team. (But I may be mistaken - too many faces, too many names :o) I hope to see you again in July!

Christine

P.S. Thanks for visiting :o)

wombatquilts.com said...

Your hexie pillow is absolutely fabulous. It combines two of my most favorite things - hexies and Heather Ross.

Debbie said...

Love your apron - it's one of my fav projects in the book!

ANudge said...

Love that cushion! So creative with all the different fabrics and the ribbon. Did you use the glue pen way to prep your hexagons? I'm finding that very time saving. I'm also going to try Linda Franz's method of printing the patterns on the back of my fabric and not have any paper to fiddle with. Thanks for linking to It's Hexie Friday!

Allison said...

your hexie cushion is lovely - well worth the time you put into it :)

Esther F. said...

You are so creative!!! Your projects are fabulous!

Esther
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Sarah Lou said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. The Heather Ross hexies are just fab, I wouldn't be able to give it away!

barbara woods said...

hi dear you won my giveaway send me your address please hugs

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love those blocks that make up the apron...so pretty!