Hello my friends. Some of you may remember the hexagon table runner that I made last Spring.
The little ruler I used to make this was given to me by Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet. I was fortunate to meet Lori when I spent a week at my quilting friend, Rae Ann’s cabin. Lori and Rae Ann are friends as well. Lori is such a talented quilter who has books, patterns, and her own line of fabric. It was fun to see her at work.
Recently she shared a ‘Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas’ sew along on Instagram .
Rae Ann invited me to join in this sew along. At first I tried to resist, knowing what a busy time of year it is. Well, as usual; that didn’t last long. lol!
I started my first block on Friday sewing along with my friend, Amanda. I am having so much fun!
How lucky are these people to have two trees in their small cottage? Hee-hee!
I pulled fabrics that I had grouped together for a candy themed applique quilt I want to make. Some of them I bought from a friend. She purchased them for a baby quilt and then decided to sale them.
Notice that most of them are not Christmas fabrics. Just fun colors that will work for this project.
Then came block two:
(these may not be the order Lori did, just the order Ive sewn them in)
Yesterday afternoon I finished my mittens. I will only use one of these in the quilt, but have plans to make something with the extra pair.
I can’t decide yet which one I want in the quilt. Really it’s going to be more like a table topper.
Did you notice that the dotty mittens have a fat thumb?
At first glance I couldn’t figure out why because I had sewn them the same as the snowflake mittens. . .so I thought.
Take a closer look.
I sewed that little thumb piece backwards on the dotty pair. But I decided in honor of chubby fingers, (myself being one of those) I would leave it. At least you can still tell they are mittens.
Lori had a sewing instagram retreat last night that I just read about this morning. She soon will be introducing block 9. Boy, I’d best get crackin!!
I’ve got plenty of reds. . .
Pretty pinks and greens. . .
Beautiful blues and a couple pops of yellow. . .
And look at all of these fun dots. Our quilt guild did a dotty exchange years ago and I haven’t done anything with them yet.
But what this color lovin gal is lacking in is background fabrics.
I may have to take a trip to our local quilt shop tomorrow.
If you want to join in this fun sew along it’s not too late. Just hop over to Lori’s
You do need her book for some of the blocks, but the free ones are super cute if you only wanted to make a few!