Flower Hexagon Coaster

A few years back, my sister received a small hexagon quilting kit. It included instructions, paper templates and small squares of fabric. Being Β solely a seamstress, she never touched it and finally gave it to me. Two hours later I finished it, but I didn’t know what to do with it. I definitely didn’t want to make more hexagon flowers; it took too long! Consequently, it sat around for a long while. About a week and a half ago, I rediscovered it and had a brilliant idea: Make it into a coaster!

Here it is:

Hexagon Flower Coaster

Hexagon Flower Coaster

Edge Close Up

Edge Close Up

On the back I used a dark green wool felt and for the blanket stitching I used red cotton floss. It really is something nice to have around! Also, it’s a UFO (basically an old, unfinished project) so I can enter a drawing at my sewing group! πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading,

~Christina

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Round Robin Border #3

All righty! Here it is:

Child's Quilt

Child’s Quilt

Border Corner Close Up

Border Corner Close Up

I think it turned out great! Perfect for a child. I made each section of the border separately. It took longer doing it that way but I didn’t have to spend a single penny. I made it entirely out of scraps! In total it took me five hours, start to finish. πŸ™‚

I’m excited about the next and last quilt! I wonder what I’ll do…

‘Til next time,

~Christina

Garden Themed Bag

For my wonderful sister, Anna-San, I made this cute, little garden themed ‘granny’ bag with an inserted embroidery of gourds and an acorn.

Garden Bag

Garden Bag

Awhile ago I saw this gourd design somewhere and I wanted to make it. After I back-stitched the embroidery, I used a granny bag pattern with this garden seed packet material. It worked out perfectly!

Bag Close-Up

Bag Close-Up

Bag Lining

Bag Lining

Maybe it will give my sister the inspiration she needs to garden! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for reading!

~Christina

Center Block #3

Sorry! I really meant to post about this last month! Anyway, this is the next center block I received for the round robin for February-March.

Center Block #3

Center Block #3

The note on it says that the quilt is for a child, so to use child-friendly prints. Hmm… I think I have a few of those in my stash! I’m thinking of doing some simple piecing that will spice up the look of this quilt. So far, all the borders are quite boring in my opinion. He he! πŸ˜‰

Let’s wait and see what I come up with!

~Christina

Happy Fat Tuesday!

This is the only time of the year to eat paczkis! I’m not talking about the cheap things you can buy at the grocery store, I’m mean the real-deal, authentic Polish paczkis!

Raspberry Paczki with Strawberries

Raspberry Paczki with Strawberries

Paczkis!

Paczkis!

Custard Paczki with Almonds

Custard Paczki with Almonds

Paczkis are a treat every year. ❀ I think that I liked the custard the best. For it being Fat Tuesday, I’m feeling very skinny! My only indulgence today was one paczki.

Okay, as I’m writing this, the spell-checker says that paczki is incorrect. Of course that’s because it’s Polish. Here’s how to pronounce it: Poon-shki. Or at least that’s how everyone around here pronounces it. I’ve also heard punch-key and pawnch-key.

I’m sure you’ll say it at least one of the ways I’ve listed, besides pak-zi, but if not….

How do you pronounce PACZKI?

Happy Fat Tuesday!

~Christina