Saturday, June 27, 2020

Some Sewing and Some Knitting

Last week, I showed my first finished face cloth which I had knitted and this week, I made another one.  The second one went much more quickly.  I will be starting a third one tomorrow for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and the other sewers, knitters, crocheters and embroiderers. 

The variegated yarn makes an interesting pattern.  

My hexagon quilt top is done.  As you can see, I decided to add 1.5" filler strips between the columns of hexagons. I needed the quilt to be a tad wider to make the proportions right.  The size of the borders was determined  by how much fabric I had--I cut it close with only a two inch strip and a few scraps leftover when all was said and done. 

I made a piano key strip with the leftover batiks which will go on the back of the quilt.  I found some black tone on tone prints to use as well as some solid black. Here it is so far...

I plan on finishing the back tomorrow and then getting this quilt pin basted and quilted this week. Lest you think I will have nothing to do after finishing this quilt, I have the blocks for my batik scrappy trips laid out on the floor, ready to be put together.  I will need to purchase something for the border and backing of this quilt as it will be for our still to be built hospice. A number of quilters in our area are making quilts for the new hospice. 

This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern. 

The Shasta daisies are out this week!  My husband and I went to the garden centre last weekend when it was quiet and purchased a few more perennials for the garden.  We had a few bare spots where some plants  had died so now those spaces are filled.  We did not want to go to the garden centre earlier in the season when there were lots of people there. 

I also have some evening primrose in bloom--such a cheerful flower!  

We made some pizza on naan bread this week.  This is roasted beet pesto with kale, mozzarella and goat cheese pizza--very yummy!  Here is a link to the recipe if you are interested in trying this yourself.  We cooked it on the BBQ.  I froze the leftover pesto in ice cube trays to use later. 


Happy Canada Day on July 1st!!!  

Sewn Nylon Canadian Flag


  1. The strips between the hexagons is a brilliant idea. This quilt is lovely. The Hospice quilt is overspilling with lovely colour. As for your garden I would imagine it is looking quite lovely right about now. Happy Canada Day to you!

  2. Your hexagon quilt came out beautifully and love the texture on those knitted face cloths. Happy Canada Day to you!

  3. The variegated yarn gives the cloths more interest. The narrow strips between the hexie rows look like they were part of the original design. Naan bread for a homemade pizza is something that I had not considered. Daisies are such a cheerful flower. Happy Canada Day!

  4. Happy Canada day to you! That pizza looks really good! I like that you let what you had determine your sashing, it turned out great! Love the scrappy trips!

  5. love those hexies - that pizza looks great - and I like your yarn projects too - Happy Canada Day

  6. The facecloths are really pretty... love the texture that the stitches create. And now my mouth is watering over that pizza!

  7. Love the face cloths, and your quilt tops! Happy Canada Day!

  8. Your red and grey hexie quilt is so nice the colours are really sophisticated! That pizza looks yummy too. Happy Canada day on Wednesday.

  9. Your piano key strip is inspiring...looking forward to seeing more of your work