Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Hexagons and Giveaway Goodies!

I finally finished my other runner, this one will fit in more spaces in my house, and I made it so I can place things on it for Christmas decorating. I made a mess of the border and wondering, am I supposed to put batting there too, or maybe that is why my borders are so stiff. On a quilt I can see it, but now that I have done these, I realize, it might be just put batting in the design area, since I don't do any quilting on the border?

I also wanted this to look antique, so I soaked it in tea and then gave it a spray of walnut to darken it more. Of course with the camera, it is hard to see the aged look, but I tried to get it, the best I could. It is nothing fancy, this was actually my first piece, all hand cut, hand sewed and no guide for the seams, so they are not perfect.


 Here it is, a little closer and lighter, so you can see the aged look a bit better. And if you are wondering, someone made me the pear as a gift and I made the strawberries. I wish I had more of that wool, makes great strawberries. But what I have left, has to go in a rug I have yet to finish;)


And I also got a surprise package today. For some reason I thought I had won a few pieces of fabric, and was so surprised at all the goodies I got. This was a giveaway, hosted by Cindy of Yankee Valley Stitcher. I love the fabric she sent me. I have been thinking of making some more crib type quilts and this fabric reminds me of the ones on old doll cradles. I even have a pattern that I found that would be perfect for it. And if you know me and scissors, I am always needing a new pair, I love this pair, just the right size and weight for clipping and cutting when I hand sew. I use blue markers for my stitcheries, so it will be fun to try a new brand out, not thrilled with the ones I get. The tape measure is also something I need, now I don't have to roll mine up every time I want to measure something and a notebook and a package with all types of note and stickies to use while I work. What a wonderful package to win, all the things I use and need and wonderful fabric, Cindy really outdid herself with her giveaway.



13 comments:

paulette said...

Love your hexy table topper...just lovely!! And lucky you! Your loot is wonderful especially that wonderful fabric!! Good for you!
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TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulations on your wonderful win - looks like such a fun package of goodies! And love your little hexy mat....the colors are awesome and will work so well for the holidays. Wish I could help you out on the border dilemma, but I'm only a novice/amateur quilter - and most of mine are paper pieced. What I do, tho, the batting is always extended to the border as well....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Joanne said...

It looks perfectly ages! love it!

moosecraft said...

The hexagon runner looks mahvelous! The fabric from the giveaway is gorgeous! Have fun creating with it!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Congrats on the package! LOVE the hexie topper!

Sue said...

Nice gifts from the giveaway!

I love your table runner. That is just so pretty with those sweet hexagons. Love the colors!

~Madalynne~ said...

Pretty table mat ~ you have such a talent for combining fabrics. And such an awesome batch of goodies!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your table topper turned out wonderfully!!!

Staci said...

Your hexie topper turned out very pretty.

What a lovely package of goodies!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Your hexy table topper is wonderful! I would either put batting on the whole thing, nor not at all. But I still think it looks great! Or better yet, just use a flannel or wool on the back.

Dawn said...

Beautiful runner! Congrats on the win - how generous.

Carole said...

Lovely table topper! You are so good at antiquing stuff. When you use teas, what type of tea do you use? Do you do anything to balance the acidity of the tea once it is to your liking? Inquiring minds want/need to know! ;o) Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Kathie said...

that hexy table topper is wonderful
wow what a great surprise package, lucky you!!!!
Kathie