Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone for entering my giveaway this week! It was fun to see the variety of favorite colors in the hexagon needle books.

The trusty Random Number Generator gave me number 33, who was Karen P. I have sent you an email, Karen, to let you know you won!

Karen liked the green needle book the best, so I will send it off to her sewing corner along with a set of fat quarters in those henna prints.

Thanks again everyone for playing along! I’m am planning to sponsor another giveaway for the next Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day (in December, I think). I’m so excited because I already have the goodies planned!

Half of My Henna Prints (a giveaway!) – closed.

EDIT: COMMENTS CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Ever since I received that adorable hexie needle book as a gift, I’ve been thinking about henna prints.

I decided to make several hexagon needle books in the various colors of henna scraps I could find in my sewing room. I really like having a stash of gifts for those last-minute occasions when I need a handmade gift but find myself short on time.

Then I decided it would be fun to order more henna prints, and give away a fat quarter of each of these prints I could find (note: these prints are not the exact same colors as the needle books I made).

Leave me a comment by Friday, October 8, 2010 (10:00 pm CST) if you are interested in winning these goodies. International entries welcome. Let me know which color hexagon needle book pictured at the top you would like. You will receive that needle book and a set of fat quarters in the prints shown here. I thought a giveaway might be a fun way to celebrate American Craft Week!

A Hexie Gift

I was a lucky girl last weekend to receive this fabulous gift from my fabulous quilting friend.

Isn’t it adorable? I really needed a needle book, and mentioned to her recently how much I wanted to make this one. Naturally, being the nice person she is, she was kind enough to make one for me. I love that print she used, and the two pink felt pages inside are just perfect. And that tiny little notecard is just too cute!

Aren’t quilting/sewing/blogging friends the best, especially those who make things for you?! Thank you, Amanda Jean!

Hexagons, Here I Come!

I won this fabulous Lilly Pulitzer “cheater” fabric from Cindy. Each print is a 4 inch square, which Cindy suggested might be perfect for making hexagons.

I have been looking for a hand-sewing project to take with me when I’m on the go, and this hexagon endeavor might work out just great. I would love to hear what is your favorite hexagon tutorial. (There are so many circulating right now!)

Thank you so much Cindy for giving me the boost I need to try making hexagons!

My First Hexagons

I was hesitant to start another project, but it seems like the more projects I have going on, the more productive I am.

So I joined in the hexagon quilt-along, taught by Jaybird Quilts and being photographed over at the Old Red Barn Flickr pool. I am having a ball watching everything in the gardens come back to life this Spring, so I put together a selection of new Kaffe fabrics I found at the local quilt shop, and some Love fabrics I had in my stash.

I think it’s magical when you go from 2/5″ fabric strips to triangles to hexagons.

I am really loving this particular quilt-along because I love how you can rearrange these triangles into different layouts for a different look.

Can’t wait for the next step!