Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop


A big thanks to Carla of Creatin in the Sticks for bringing us this hop. We definitely all need more sunshine in our lives right now!

Here's the list of today's participants:

Tuesday, June 23rd

MaryMack's blog 
karen's korner
Sue S - hosted at Creatin' in the Sticks
The Joyful Quilter
For the love of geese


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The challenge was to make something yellow, so I went to my fabric stash and dug out all the yellow fabrics I had. I really enjoy handwork, and English Paper Piecing, so I decided to make some hexagon flowers. I planned to figure out what to do with them later lol. I ended up making sixteen flowers using hexagons whose sides measured .75" (I had some card stock hexagons on hand in that size.)

I settled on assembling them together to make a small table mat. The final size is 13.5" tall and 20.5" wide.

To finish it off, I backed it with a piece of WoolFelt that I had in my stash. I sewed the layers together with a blanket stitch around the entire perimeter using yellow embroidery floss.

Here's the finished piece on my dining room buffet cabinet, with a teapot atop.

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32 comments:

  1. What clever idea for an adorable little mat. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Your flowers remind me of sunflowers; cute project!

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  3. Oh, your mat is beautiful! I love the edges left the way they are and the idea to put them on wool felt was an excellent one.

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  4. Love your mat -- I finished a hexagon quilt my best friend started before she passed --- took me a couple of years to do it and it turned out beautiful

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  5. What a fun table topper and the backing is just perfect. I love the idea of using a wool felt!

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  6. Gorgeous. Love the size and the sunny yellows.

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  7. Beautiful! What a unique shape and design for a table runner. Love it! Great idea to back it with wool felt. You have definitely stitched sunshine!

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  8. Beautiful table mat, and beautiful finish! I love the idea of backing it with wool felt!

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  9. I love it. It is so sunny and bright. I especially like what you did with the hexi's. I always shy away from them because the projects are too big and I never get to the end. This is an incentive to give them a try.

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  10. What a sweet table topper. Such a nice sunny project 😎

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  11. Beautiful hexie project. I love hexies, all sizes.

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  12. Those hexie flowers made such a lovely table mat for the Hop!

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  13. That is a wonderful little piece! I really like how you finished it.

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  14. All those hexis! This makes a beautiful table topper! Love it!

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  15. The table mat is adorable. I've done some EPP and have learned to love it; maybe that's because I do like hand sewing. You've made a perfect project.

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  16. The hexies look wonderful. A really pretty little table mat.

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  17. Sunshine hexies on your dining room table - perfect!

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  18. So pretty and it is just perfect for the hop and for your table!

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  19. Really cute! I like the shape, and the easy/fast finish of just adding the felt backing. Smart!

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  20. The perfect piece for your table. Very pretty.

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  21. What a gorgeous table mat. Hexies are always sunshine to me no matter what color they are. Love the idea of the wool felt backing too.

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  22. Cute project, what a wonderful idea!

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  23. That looks so pretty, especially with the teapot sitting on it. It makes such a happy summer topper.

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  24. That is a lovely table mat and is beautifully suited to the teapot.

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  25. That is a really lovely table mat. I need to remember that I can create paper-pieced projects that aren't huge--that after making a certain number of flowers, say, I can just stop and have something I can enjoy every day, like your charming mat. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. I love your table topper, it reminds me of sunflowers. And I love all things that are sunflowers. If your hexies were.75" finished, what size was the piece of fabric. I am borrowing a friends Hexi cutter, and don't know what size to cut the paper. Any info, would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  27. So cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. You always have such amazing projects Elizabeth. I know I'll never do hexies, but this one is really adorable. I love it!!

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