Fun in my fabric world....

Friday, December 30, 2011

Hexies, books & Sugar Baby!

That lovely post Christmas lull has found us...I was a bit worried that I had missed it!
So I was able to find my way back to the pile of WIP's sitting near my chair, and find something fun to do!
This is stage one of a Hexagon embellished cushion cover...a purchase from Material Obsession on my recent visit. I love hexies and it was fun to fiddle with it last night. I think the bottom row of hexies will be placed straight as they do draw the eye a bit! It came in a little box with everything but thread & the cushion insert...pattern, needle, glue stick, papers, clip for hexie holding & gorgeous ribbon to trim the back as well as the fabric in your choice of contemporary, pretty or festive!
This lovely book was a gift for Christmas...I am loving it!
I made four of these little bags, from Anni's book, as presents...but forgot to take pics...oops! I will try & get them back for a photo shoot as they are all different colours & designs to suit their recipients. This one was inspired by a cute pattern of Stephanie's called Sugar Baby...I love Dresdens!
More tomorrow...
Cardygirl xx

21 comments:

sunny said...

Oh My - I love that little bag! The Quilting Bee book looks interesting too. I'm glad you had time to do some sewing now that things have settled down a bit.

shez said...

Whow Alison that bag sure is a cutie,enjoy your WIP's.xx

Cheryll said...

I love dresdens too and on that bag they look fantastic!
Enjoy your quiet time! :)

Mistea said...

Enjoy perusing - or is that drooling over - the projects in the book - surely the workbasket is big enough for another project or two.
Lovely bag.

AnitaS said...

What a lovly bag you made.The quilting bee book looks interesting.

Lorraine said...

Love the bag! ...the post Christmas lull is well and truly here for me....loving every minute of it! Might try and get back to something other than reading/eating/sleeping/jigsaw-ing in the next few days..it's going to be around 40C the next few days so I won't be venturing too far from home. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Susan said...

Love the way you adapted that bag. I am impressed that you made so many because I found it a bit of a struggle (but worth the effort). Have fun getting back to your 'regular' stitching.

Siobhan said...

That bag is so neat!! I love the fabrics. Great fabrics for the hexies, too!

Stephanie said...

Darling little dresden bag. :o) Very sweet fabric choice.

Ann Marie said...

I like that bag too! Curious to see how the cushion looks all put together. I've been thinking about cushions lately as I want to make some for a friend's new house.

Janet said...

You look like you've been having loads of stitching fun. I love that bag pattern of Annies and your version looks wonderful.

Mary said...

Love the hexies! And the bag is really cute....I love dresdens too!!!

Maree: said...

Love the Fabrics in your Hexies and those Bags are too Cute..
cheers

Chocolate Cat said...

Glad you found that Christmas lull, i have decided its my favorite time of year!!! Love those little bags, I have just got that book of Anni's and must say they appeal to me!

Marg said...

I'm very partial to hexies, they look great. Love the bag too, another favourite of mine, Dresdens.

Bird on the Border said...

Just love those little sewing bags. Happy New Year

Julia said...

Hexies and Dresdens are a favourite...
Love the bag...
Happy New Year.
Julia

Anita said...

Love the bag! I might have to learn some more paper piecing to learn how to do this - it is so pretty.

Sue-Anne said...

Your cushion looks fantastic so far. What a great kit, having everything in it like that. Enjoy your lull and Happy New Year.

Michelle said...

The bag is adorable - I love the shape... and the dresden plate petals...and just the whole amazing thing!

SandyN said...

Wow I love your Anni bags...LOVE the idea..


Sandyn