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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Happy Tuesday Tale

Earlier this year I started a subscription to "Blocks" an Idea Book from 
Missouri Star Quilt Co. I learned to quilt watching You Tube Videos by Jenny Doan
from Missouri Star Quilt Co.  In the most recent issue of Blocks, on page 39,
I found a very intriguing idea:  Holiday Gifts from the Heart:  Quilt as you go 2 1/2" Hexagon
Tree Skirt. My readers know I consider 'rules' as just a  'suggestion'.  My Mind's eye decided to 
use this pattern to make Holiday Table Runners.

The collage below shows what is needed for the project.
 #1. your choice for backing fabric, and a package of 5" pre cut squares
#2. Shows tools needed for this project:
White fabric is batting, red fabric will be my backing fabric, 5" sq. from pre cut package.
pins and a rotary cutter, yellow hexagon template set ordered from Missouri Star Quilt.

#3 above cut one large hexagon from backing fabric, cut 2 small hexagons,1 of batting, 1 of precut sq.layer the 3 hexagons as shown upper left.
#4. The small hexagon batting and 5" sq go in the center of the red backing fabric.
Go around the hexagon  folding the red over the two smaller hexagons. You will fold twice
last fold will hide the raw edge.  Pin as you go.  Sew around the pinned hexagon securing all edges as shown on the left side of picture 4.

I determined I needed 13 hexagons for a small table runner for the center of the table.
#1.Arrange hexagons in a pattern you like.  

Picture 2 above sew one row of hexagons together using a zig-zag stitch
Continue sewing the next two rows, each row will have more edges to to connect

Project #2
Another throw pillow.   All of mine were quite old and
as I have discovered throw pillows in stores are $$$
I call this one my all season pillow
Festive stripes, red, white and blue stars and route 66 on the front

On the flip side I have fall acorns and cardinals on holly branches and 
Ski lodge fabric.


  1. we LOVE the acorns and the cardinal fabric... that is so much "home sweet home" ... fantabulous!!!

  2. As always, I am awestruck by your productivity. The jumper I started knitting in May is still only about two thirds complete...
    Cheers, Gail.

  3. So happy to see you are still quilting! Love the table runner AND pillows too. BRAVO!!!

    Hugs, Pam

  4. Hari Om
    I love that hexagon runner concept!!! There is so much to be done with variations on this theme! YAM xx

  5. Love your Christmas hexi runner and your cute pillow!

  6. Beautiful! I love what you created.

  7. The table in our will be beautiful. And the best thing of all about all these things that you are learning to do is that it helps your mind at exercises your mind and it gives you fun and things to do that are not device related or TV related. I need a hobby like this except I don't know what it would be. Something that I could do without using a computer or reading in a book. Another word something I could do if the power goes out

  8. You've been keeping busy with all your sewing projects. I love that table runner.

  9. You are most crafty. I love it that the rules are suggestions. I roll that way too. So very well done and I love all the colors.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, honey. ♥

  10. That's very pretty, you sure are talented, we're jealous!

  11. Great table toppers! AND pillows! I am about to make a few baby quilts for those due in December!

  12. That looks like a fun project! My ghostwriter used to sew, a long long time ago, but never had the patience to make a quilt. Good luck!

  13. What festive pillows and the table top runner is beautiful!! Great job C!

  14. C;

    oh em cod, how AWESOME are both projects !!! you did a great job; rules or not !!! :) ♥♥ YAY !!!! ☺☺

  15. Mom LOVES your table runner - it looks beautiful. Now if only she could do that too. . .

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  16. Oh what a GREAT project this is! I love it!!!

  17. Those projects came out great. You are very talented. XO

  18. WoW! WoW! WoW! They are WONDERFUL!

  19. It's nice to hear you talking about fall things even if we are months from any kind of cooler temps. Darling table runner and pillow. Hope you enjoyed your Hogue. Made us think about it!

  20. Oh, those are PAWSOME!!!! I can't waits to see what it's gonna look like! I loves the they have squeakers inside??? ☺
    Ruby ♥


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