I was just reminded on the radio that it is the longest day of the year today. The scary thing is that means we are almost 1/2 way through the year….where did that time disappear? I have so much on my to do list still for the year, however, one of those items was the Patchwork Please Hexagon Trivet. Today, I have finished one!!
For those that do not know (I am assuming that will only be a few people), Patchwork, please is a great book of crafting/patchwork projects. I have rave reviews for this book , 5 stars, and the projects are simple and relatively quick.
Some of the projects, I have already made from the book include the pin cushion, pencil case and the market tote.
For the hexagon trivet, my favorite part is the center, featured fabric. A friend of mine that I meet in blogland, Melanie Paul @ The Original Thread, designs her own fabrics and sells them on Spoonflower.com (as Madex). The center fabric is one of hers, it is retro kitchenalia and comes in various colors. This was a paper-piecing pattern which was relatively easy, however I had two things to remember next time I make this:
- Choose my colors up front, I actually had Citrus and Navy originally and I did not like them so I unpicked the two rows (this was a little tedious).
- Since, I also did this late in the evening, I continually made mistakes on which line I should be sewing on, which meant more unpicking. Note to self: should not do projects after 11pm.
Here is the back, it is using left over scraps from the Les Amis fabric line.
Another view of the front:
That was my finish it up Friday project, thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. I am linking up with Amanda Jean @ CrazyMomQuilts, also linking up with Kristy @ Quiet Play (click on button). Also, don’t forget to check out the Zakka Along 2.0 Flickr group to join in the fun of the sewing the projects in the book.
The winner of my Lotta Jansdotter give-away is:
And the luck #6 winner was….Elizabeth @ In the Boon Docks. Elizabeth I have sent you an email, just let me know your address.