Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holidays, Hexies and Giveaways

The Holidays are quickly approaching and I'm NOT ready; but hopefully that will change by the end of this coming weekend.  So much to do and NOT alot of time...literally just got our tree up and decorated last night.  While I think I work best with concrete deadlines, I'm going to have to start planning for the Holidays beginning in September or October.

So, what have I been doing you ask.  Well, I've been making these most recently...

These are lovely little hexies, made using Melody Miller fabric that she graciously sent to me earlier this week.  While I've admired her fabrics from afar, I know that sometimes the scale is quite large; but I didn't let that stop me.  I started doing a little fussy cutting and was quite surprised at how many different areas I could actually highlight...both expected (flowers) and unexpected (check out the clock faces above). 

What am I doing with them?  Well, I was asked to participate in Fat Quarterly's next "Designer Challenge"; which thanks to Twitter...I caught the "Call for Entries" about a month ago.  Several of us will be showcasing a tutorial on Fat Quarterly's blog later this month.  While I can't tell you right now what I'm tutorial should be up on Tuesday if all goes well.  Eeeeeee!

Additionally, I'll be participating in Sew Mama Sew!'s Giveaway Day next week.  If you haven't heard about this, you are missing out and MUST check out this post to get in on the fun.  It's a week long event where literally hundreds of blogs and shops offer the chance to win some fabulous giveaways.  And even if you don't sew or quilt...don't let that stop you from participating.  People give away lots of things including handmade items for the home, acccessories for your wardrobe, etc. 

I'll be giving away a panel of Anna Maria Horner's LouLouThi Needleworks (as seen below). 
Come back to my blog beginning on Monday for the opportunity.

Until then, wish me luck...and I hope to see you back here next week.


  1. might we get a sneak peak Saturday? lol

  2. Maybe you will Nancy...maybe you will.

  3. Can't wait to see what you make! I've been wanting to try hexies myself. =)


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