Monday, February 5, 2018

February Challenge

 I've got two red print charm packs to make a mini quilt.

 I knew I had to paper piece hexies because the table runner Daddio had made me for Valentine's Day several years ago had hexies.

 Daddio made several of these for gifting.

And then we used the scraps to make this rather plain version for me. I think we were out of gas by the time we got around to mine.

 Daddio's leftover hexie papers that I am using are a breeze to work with after fighting with Dear Jane. See the size difference? Look at the tiny Jane square. Ouch.

All this piecing has taken its toll. My fingers are a holy mess. Literally. Electrical tape helps. I've tried all kinds of finger protectors but electrical tape is the best thing ever.

Ta da...but now I've got to figure out how to put it all together only using charm squares. That's going to be the hard part. They don't give you much to work with.


  1. The runners are very pretty. But I live the shoes and socks!! Have a good day.

  2. An excellent choice for this month's work!
    Maybe piecing the whole runner first and then you can randomly place the hexies without having to worry about edges this time!

  3. Thanks for the electrical tape tip. I'll be giving that a try! Daddio's table runner is adorable.

  4. Yikes, Dear Jane's pieces are tiny! Thanks for the tip about the electric tape.

  5. They look like lovely poppies! You could use them for November too!

  6. Since I am not a quilter I don’t have any advice for you, but I do have an opinion on them. They are absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful memory of your dad. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
    Blessings, Betsy

  7. Like Betsy, I can only admire the quilting. i have no advice. I LOVED my new soaps and the shamrock and pretty pretty heart. THANKS!!!

  8. Love the table runner with different sizes of hexi flowers. I wish I have thought about this myself. Mine will be all the same size. Liana

  9. I love the new February themed colors. Electric tape is a great fix for needle pricked fingers.