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Sunday, July 24, 2011

JUST HAD TO TRY THIS

I must have the attention span of a gnat.  Instead of finishing the blue wonky blocks that I recently posted about, I went blog hopping and found something else I had to try.  I stopped by Lily’s Quilts.  She is having a Hex A Long and I was interested in learning about it.  On her blog she has several links to hexagon tutorials.  So, naturally, I had to go visit.  I found a wonderful tutorial on Freshly Pieced that I had to try it.  This is the first block I made.

And this is the second one.  Each block is completely quilted and bound.
A picture on Lily’s Quilts shows sewing the hexagons together like you would for Grandmother’s Flower Garden.  That would be nice for a table topper or place mat or hot pad. 
I think I’ll use mine as small mug rugs.
You can get a template on the Freshly Pieced blog.  I didn’t do that, thinking I already had the right size.  I’m not sure about that as after I made my blocks, I measured my template.  If you measure one side it is 1.5 inches and measures 3 inches at the widest point.  They were sure fun to make and a great way to use up my scraps.

The Attic Window Quilt Shop will be a vendor at the Grand Haven Quilt Show this Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, from 10 – 5 at St. Patrick’s Center.  More than 150 quilts will be on display.  Admission is $5.

Mark your calendar now for the Fall Shop Hop in Sept. 22-24 and Oct. 1.  Call the shop for further details.
Stay Positive!
Caroll

10 comments:

Allie said...

That is too cute! Makes a great mug rug. I'll add that to my list of want-to-try's, lol. Wish I could come to the show!

OhioMomPatriot said...

I love the greens you used. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

So cute! Perfect for mug rugs!

Stephanie in MI said...

Caroll, these are so cute! My first thought when I saw it was, "What a cute mug rug, so I think you made the right choice about what to do with them. I want to try this.

Sorry I'm so behind. I'm having computer problems. I'm on my husband's computer now.

Thanks for the heads up on the quilt show. I'll look at my calendar and see if I can go. Are you going?

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

These are wonderful!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Yay! They're lovely :)

ladybelle1234 said...

Those are so, so cute. I must try this. Thanks, I just put your link on my blog. Love it!

Denice Barker said...

This one I like!

Lee said...

What adorable mug rugs, I love it! I'm glad you could put my tutorial to such good use! : )

FYI, I'm originally from Grand Rapids and my sister still lives there. I'll have to drop by your store the next time I'm in town!

Miss Nancy said...

These little mug rugs are just super. Well done, great job. What a great idea. Thank you for the link to the two blogs.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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