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Scrap Happy November

November 14, 2020

can’t believe we are almost half way through November

 my introduction into the world of hexies is just another learning experience in this weird year

so here is the second hexie wreath

made from extra flowers

the border became a problem when I miscalculated the amount of fabric needed

a pretty butterfly print that I had used to back a handwoven quilt about 20 years ago

searching through the stash I found a plain fabric of a similar pale colour

exactly enough needed for the extra pieces

then I removed one of the butterflies when I discovered a hole

and had to replace with a third fabric

that’s about as scrappy as it gets

when trying to fit the wreaths together I made a paper pattern

and found that adding the border makes it difficult – very!

so I’ll stop joining them now until I finish putting a weekly hexie in the window

whenever that may be!

the first two went up on April 2, 2020

and this is number 38, ready to go in the window on Monday

some of these fabrics bring back memories of my interior design days

 pattern and design have change in just a short period of time

here is last month’s list of happy scrappers – if you would like to join us get in touch with Kate

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean (me),
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, and Nanette

 

 

 

12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2020 8:52 pm

    I think it is a good project just to make them and put them in the window…if their job was to mark time, they don’t necessarily need to become anything else in my opinion…one of these days I am going to walk down your street and look at them for real!

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    • November 16, 2020 10:28 am

      Kjerstin – it was fun putting the “wreaths” together but I’ll wait now and decide their fate when I’m no longer making a weekly one. They would make nice bedside mats for Hittys. If you do come by knock and maybe we can have a cup of tea together.

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  2. November 15, 2020 3:42 am

    Oh yes the border question- I sailed on regardless to make a king size bed cover- now I need to finish it! Yours look very pretty indeed.

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    • November 15, 2020 11:38 am

      Cathy – sometimes, with big projects when you get close to the end it is difficult to maintain the enthusiasm that got you started in the first place. That is what is difficult with the monthly, annual challenge I make for myself.

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  3. November 15, 2020 2:46 am

    They are beautiful! And I like the idea of using them on a wall as wreaths. They are such a lovely way of displaying memories too.

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  4. November 14, 2020 1:09 pm

    This is a very cute idea! I don’t have much room for seasonal decorations but I could fit one of these on my wall, and I think I have some hexies from rummage sales!

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    • November 14, 2020 5:10 pm

      Gwen – I named the large hexies with a border “wreaths” for want of a better word but they would be cute for Christmas and you could have fun choosing fabrics. Good idea, maybe I’ll hang one on the wall.

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  5. November 14, 2020 12:43 pm

    One of the pleasures of scrappy creating is the memories it draws out from the fabrics. I think you’re wise to stop joining your wreaths until you know when you’re going to stop making them. If you only make a couple more, they’d make a handsome table runner, for example.

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    • November 14, 2020 5:13 pm

      Kate – I’ve been weaving for 40 years – nobody needs table runners. The problem isn’t numbers but fitting them together and I don’t want to put them together and then have to take them apart. Yikes!

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  6. claire93 permalink
    November 14, 2020 11:40 am

    there’s something very addictive about sewing hexies ^^

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    • November 14, 2020 12:02 pm

      Claire – well, there is but I never planned for it to become a “thing” and I have lots of other projects I need to get on with.

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