Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hexagons Again......

This post is coming to you from New Zealand, DH is off at the V8's Super Cars in Hamilton, I had a few days with my sister who was down visiting my Mum, and she was very interested in The Candied Hexagons so has already started her own. Iv'e been making more my self and collecting more fabric for them, Went to a Lovely shop In Cambridge, called the Quilters Patch got some really nice spots and stripes. Here are some ready to be stitched together.


IMG_0556 These  ones are stitched ..Can you see the tumbling blocks.!

IMG_0559 I'm having fun with all the lovely colours.

I picked up some more Kaffe Fassets from Patches and Cream here in Paeroa, and all half price In there sale, They also had 6 fat 1/4s for $25.00 a bargain for me with the exchange rate too.!

Mmmmm Roast Lamb for Tea tonight, Mum won the meat raffle the other night at the RSA same as our RSL at home . She also won  a $1.00 raffle and got $25.00 !    Then I won one to.! $25.00 for fabric !!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hexagon Madness !!

After starting some 1"Hexagons in all shades of anything pink, I saw some talk on One of my Yahoo groups Squilters  about Candied Hexagons Yes they sound good enough to eat . The Quilt  Is one By Kerry Dear and was featured in  Australian Quilters Companion In  Issue 18 The 2006 year Book , I remember looking at it at the time and thinking It was lovely . Then I looked at all the "bits"you had to put together and thought Nah too hard ! Well after hunting out the book and lots of help from Ros  in printing out the papers I have started  the blocks I'm doing them on papers , and using Kaffe Fasset and anything else that looks good with the Kaffe's .

Ive only stitched  a couple together but have layed them out and love what is happening.!IMG_0459

These are the pink ones which I will keep doing as well........


These are my first blocks ! Yummy !! Candied Hexagons.

My friend Sharron and I had a lovely time  auditioning fabrics  for the quilt from My stash, I still can't quite get my head around the fact that I enjoy hand stitching , I used to hate it with a passion. !IMG_0506

This is my April Gift from My Secret Pal from the

Dear Jane group The cutest little handbag with yummy chocolates inside, 2 fat quarters that are perfect for My farmers wife sampler quilt and a package of Steam a Seam 2 , Will have to try that soon.!


I love it ! and am hiding the Chocolates Just for meIMG_0515

This is a jelly Roll quilt I quilted on The frame last week, I will put the binding on today which will be the darker colour you can see, And I think It will fit My Mothers Double bed and will make up for the half  a quilt my D H said i gave her a couple of years ago.! ( it was a lap Quilt ) No wonder it didn't cover the bed .!

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