Applique Tuesday Week 33

I prepped for applique this past week as I'm in Colorado this week and have no access to a machine. I needed a hand stitching project. It's WIP #13 I'm working on and I call it Hexie Baskets. I found the pattern for the blocks in an old Quilter's Newsletter magazine, issue 260 - March 1994 - way before I took up making hexagons or discovered Karen at Faeries and Fibres .  Stars in the Loft is the one that stunned me into the possiblities of hexies beyond Grandmother's Flower Garden.

So I pulled out the pattern and began assembling the hexagon flowers in 2012 after reading Karen's tutorials. I decided to only attempt a 9 block version.  The hexagons are 1/2" .  I brought with me 7 baskets and 7 handles to applique onto the 13" squares of muslim I cut.



When I get back from CO, I'll add the finished flowers  to the blocks, and they will look like this:
                                       
Then it will be time for more hand stitching, or maybe I'll do it with the machine - stitching around the flowers and leaves that is.

Bye for now,
Angie in SoCal

Comments

  1. Great block. It looks like it's going to be a lovely quilt.

    Love and hugs Gina xx

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  2. Nice to keep busy hands! Looks like a fun block and it will make a bright and cheery quilt.

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  3. Good way to keep the hands busy

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  4. It's a lovely block and the perfect use for hexies. :)

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  5. I remember those cute little baskets. I can't believe it's been since 2012.....wow.

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  6. I love the hexie flower basket blocks! These will make a gorgeous quilt!! Have fun in Colorado. See you when you get back. Hugs!

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  7. Enjoy your trip. Looking forward to seeing all your finished flower baskets.

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  8. Such fun baskets! The quilt will be beautiful.

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  9. That's going to put you way down the road toward finish! I do like the pattern. I had to laugh because when you said old Quilter's Newsletter, I was thinking issue 50? But then you said issue 260. =) I know that makes it more than 20 years old, but I started my first subscription with issue 51, and collected all but one of the earlier issues.

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  10. Adorable block. Enjoy your trip!

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  11. I follow Karen and she is so prolific!!! Love your basket filled with hexie flowers!

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  12. I see why you liked those blocks so much, Angie - nice melding of hexies and baskets, for sure. :)

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