This time of year I spend a lot of time in the garden so when it comes to hand work I work on smaller projects instead of hand quilting on a big quilt. One of the projects I worked on this week was my All Creatures Great and Small hexies. I completed eight of them and prepped many more.
They will go into the pile with some of the other critters...
...now totaling 83. Not sure how many I want or the size of the quilt I'll make. I guess I'll just make them until I've made one from all the different creature fabrics I have in the stash.
I have my pencil case loaded with more pieces - scraps from the 30s reproduction box. These will be hexies with the star configuration. Just an FYI - to baste fabric to my scratch paper templates I use old spools of thread from the thrift store. I'm not sure why someone would have all those itty bitty spools but they work for me. I then use the thread from the ends of machine quilting thread and ladder stitch for piecing. My cross stitch biscornu pincushion I made years ago has seen better days but it fits perfectly into my pencil box. I guess my little needlework scissors must be under the pieces. So now I have hexies to go.