I need to catch you all up on what I've been doing over the last two weeks.
First up, in my last post I showed the hexies I had made for the Handsome Hexie swap over on Flickr. In addition to the hexies I posted, I also made a cute hexie holder for my partner. I combined the gathered clutch pattern over at Noodlehead, with the cute hexie holder tutorial at Comfortstitching.
Here's my hexie holder. Cute, isn't it?
And everything all together!
I have also been working on my quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 9. You may remember this post about my start to the quilt, the pink and grey spiderweb. Well, I abandoned that project. It was just taking forever and I knew I wouldn't be able to get it done before the deadline without completely forgoing any and all other projects, and I didn't want to do that. So I went another route. Based on my partner's preferences, I thought s/he might like something like the Colorwheel Quilt from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. So I used my dresden plate template ruler to make a giant dresden plate color wheel. I think it turned out great!
I did simple quilted lines 1/4" on either side of the stitching line between wedges, and a circle around the center. From the back it looks like a sun and its rays. Simple, but I love it.
Now I just need to finish up the binding and label, get a few little other things together for the package, and I'm done!
Now I am off to work on a pincushion for a swap at next week's meeting of the local modern quilt guild. I've never made a pincushion before! A first time for everything...