Yep. Two posts in the same week. Hard to believe, isn't it?! LOL!! Like I said -- feast or famine.
It's sleeting rather steadily here today and so consequently there's early dismissal in progress for all the school systems in our area. And so, consequently, our guild meeting for tonight is cancelled. Pooh. I was really looking forward to getting out with the quilty gals tonight. Luckily our Stitcher's Group has a stitch-in on Saturday ... I'll count on making it there!
Sharon, over at Vrooman's Quilts, has a wealth of quilt blogger buttons on her blog. I was perusing them this morning and found this one:
You'll notice I now have it on my blog, too. It's a BOM based on the Scripture from Proverbs 25:11 -- Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.
The idea of Apples of Gold is very familiar and dear to me. For a number of years, with a group of like-minded women/mentors, I participated in a ladies' Bible study from called Apples of Gold.
When I saw that Val Laird had created a quilt for the verse, I knew it was a project I needed to take on!
I've also been playing in EQ, working on my January swap quilt. I wanted it in blues (because that's what I associate with cold and winter and snow and ice -- I know, right? why not white and grey and silver??!) and here's what I've come up with . . .
I've also been playing around in EQ with hexagons. It's not the easiest ... especially if you want an not-so-standard shape for your quilt. So I'm just playing.
Sometimes EQ helps me put things into perspective. In other words, it helps me take an idea that's bumping around in my brain and put it into a format that lets me know I do NOT want to waste any more time (and definitely NO fabric) on the project (which would be *both* of the above)! Better an hour on the computer than wasting fabric!
I did find a site online that allows you to generate hexagon shapes of any size. You put in your measurements and the size page you're going to print them on, and voila! All you have to do is print and cut! I've used it several times now, and print on heavy cardstock, so I can reuse the templates. Easy peasy! Incompetech is the site name -- and they have other shapes you can generate, too!
More hexie resources? How about this one from CD Designs ... it calculates the number of hexies you'll need based on your input of quilt length, width and hexie size! Smart, eh? And Melanie, over a Texas Freckles, has some nifty options for quilting your hexagon project. Or perhaps you're like me and always struggle with the thought of finishing your hexie quilt? Amy over at Badskirt has some great ideas about that!
Of course, my favorite hexie person is the hexia-a-holic who got me hooked in the first place. Sarah, of Sarah Did It! fame. She's always got the most *beautiful* hexie projects going on ... definitely worth checking out. And if you hop over there, wish her a big ol' happy birthday, too!!! (And check out the HeLP linky party, too!)
Ummmm . . . now we've got sleet with lightning and *thunder*! Yikes! So I'll leave you with this image: