Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hexies and a finish

Check out this beauty - I think they are 1/2 inch hexies, and the graduation of colours is quite lovely. It took me a while to see the rings when I was quilting it, but you can see them quite clearly in these photos. It was completed in a class with Lynne Alchin.

This is the back......

I quilted it using both the Classic and the Statler. The swirly designs in the centre and the corners are a design by One Song Needle Arts (from the Dogwood design series), and then the fill is freehand pebbling.

The outside border is half inch parallel lines.

My finish this week is a SAL I have been doing with The Stitch Specialists yahoo group and is called the Tree of Stitches designed by Abi Gurden.

Each of the colours is a different stitch and there are some beads in amongst them. And an owl in the middle. Very cute and I found it very enjoyable to do. I haven't done a lot of specialty stitching, but this was a good way to learn new stitches without being overwhelmed by a huge project. Thanks Abi.

And this morning young Hazza competed in a ten pin bowling tournament in town and managed to pick up a second in the handicap second. He played a really good third game and this brought h is scores up. Next weekend is another tournament which he is competing in. This is all in preparation for the Nationals over Easter next year, so the more tournaments he competes in now, hopefully he will cope with the size of the Nationals.



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