Saturday, September 7, 2019

sewing Saturday - Four projects

And this is why you keep a traveling sewing bag... I grabbed my old sewing kit for the car rides last weekend, and found my hexie star project! Yea! I completed these three on the two long car rides.
Please don't ask for the pattern, it's been too long and I have no idea where it is! I found it online.
I have baggies of backgrounds to baste on to papers, lots of papers cut out, star points already basted and waiting to baste, hexies basted to match up with stars and backgrounds. In general all the stages of making in the sewing kit.

This is a S L O W sewing project... keeping all the super skinny points and angles is not for the weak of heart but they are adorable. I don't mind a long term project, heh heh.

I finished the Christmas hexie table runner too.

  I appliqued the ring of flowers to a center with gold metallic YLI thread and a straight stitch
 the hexie edges are already turned/finished off

 All the quilting was done with gold metallic thread and it hardly shows at all!!!
I did a very time consuming and fiddly things in finishing this time... I layered batting and backing for the quilting, then trimmed the backing and turned all the edges under to meet the top hexies, then straight stitched twice.
the backing is cute and very old... given to me by a friend one year long ago

For the Rainbow Scrap challenge color of the month, purple, I stitched up 12 chandelier blocks for this month,.,,
they are pictured on my portable design wall because the real wall is covered in lattice blocks!
purple lattice blocks

I have blue blocks all prepared to sew from last month, but realized the color was light blue and most of my scraps cut were medium to dark. That's what I'll make, as they are ready to sew.

So, this week's sewing projects in one post. Some ongoing, some by hand, some done by hand sewing with machine finishes, some part of a bed quilt to be and some for the table.
I love quilting!

Linking to these parties:

can I get a whoop whoop Fridays 

Esther's blog Wednesdays 
Midweek makers wednesdays

design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts

oh Scrap Sundays 
 slow stitching Sundays


  1. Hi LeeAnna~ I like your art. I quilted and made art with my fabric for well over 50 years and just just quit. A long story but your little mission of "MAKING ART" because you must really touched my heart! Cathy

  2. Wow! Lot's of eye candy this morning! I do love that hexie table runner. It turned out so cute!

  3. Wow, you got a lot of purple blocks done already. I haven't even pulled out the purple scraps yet. Been doing garden work since it's cooled off and the garden season is winding down.

  4. Those star hexies are amazing--you do have patience...nice work...
    and I love that backing on your Christmas hexies...what a great way to keep a memory and a friend fresh in your mind;))) hugs, Julierose

  5. I love your Christmas hexies, and how you finished them - they are adorable! Always a fan of the chandelier and lattice blocks, too. Great projects!

  6. We love all of your projects and your Christmas hexie table runner came out beautiful!

  7. Hi LeeAnna,
    Quilting/sewing is just like watching TV ! diffferent channels/projects for different moments and feelings and energy!
    Looking good!

  8. Great projects, all of them. Love that Christmas hexie table runner. Great work!

  9. I am doing hand quilting with Coats and Clark metallic embroidery thread and while it is more difficult to quilt with, I love the sparkly effect. You may not be able to see the gold thread as clearly as you would with other machine quilting threads, but your quilt will sparkle!

  10. Plenty of PURPLE in a couple of those projects! Thanks for sharing what you've got on the go.

  11. Hi,
    Great idea to have something to do while traveling. Love your quilt colorful. Have a great day!

  12. You certainly have oodles of fabulous fabric pretties on the go. Love those star hexies and as for your Christmas runner, it looks lovely. Love all those little hexies.

  13. It is great seeing those hexie stars again. I really like them. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  14. beautiful! And love your scrappy hexi table runner!

  15. It took me awhile to figure that the piece that caught my eye the most was the backing of your hexagons. I love the look of that ordered chaos. :-)

  16. I love to stitch in the car. It is a great time to get some handwork done.

  17. Look at you go - lots of great projects in the works!