HeLP, that is, as in Help for Hexie-aholics!!
I had indicated that I would share the plans I had for the gorgeous Christmassy prints I bought earlier in the week and today is the day!
You might remember this darling little twisted-hexi topper I saw in a quilt shop in June:
I knew I wanted to make it but I also wanted to find the perfect fabrics to use ... and until I spied those beautiful big poinsettias on Monday, I was at a loss.
I also had ordered some more of the 2" hexie pieces and the 2" half-hexie pieces, which came in the mail on Tuesday . . .
I had taken everything over to Joc's on Thursday, hoping I could get some ironing and piece cutting out. But when I laid the fabric out to look at it, someone else took an interest in the project:
She didn't like the thought of leaving, either. In fact, these seven prints got the ultimate cat seal of approval:
They were deemed worthy of a catnap! In fact, Leia so loved these prints that when I left to get Ellie up from her nap, Leia brought her very favorite cat toy up onto the fabric, too!
And speaking of Ellie, isn't she just precious?!
She's left babydom behind and is definitely *all* toddler! Just look at how big my sweet girl has gotten!
But I happily digress! Back to the hexies-at-hand here . . .
I got ready to cut out my centers, but realized I didn't have a good way--short of guessing--to line up the flowers in the center.
But then I thought -- I need a small hole!
And voila -- a small hole was just enough for me to identify the center of the flower, so I could cut from there. Which I did!
Seven centers down! Next came the easier sides . . .
Put 'em together and what have you got?
I adore the muted reds, greens and golds in this combination -- how fun it will be to work with my hands with these prints! Plus I'll have something to keep my hands busy tomorrow afternoon -- transition meeting *and* board meeting for the new guild year. LOL! I also think I may use some metallic red thread to outline the poinsettia flowers, before I quilt this -- and maybe some yellow metallic thread French knots in the flowers' centers. I think that would be a pretty touch and really make the those flowers stand out!
I also got a special tea I'd ordered earlier in the week . . .
The combination of the dreary day and the delivery of the tea (what?!? Chocolate coconut truffle?!!!!) means just one thing . . .
Time to put in a movie and get busy!