Sunday, October 08, 2017

Giving Thanks

This is our Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and yesterday we enjoyed our turkey dinner with family and friends. It was a smaller group than usual, and this year I hosted the dinner, so lots of change from the tradition of recent years, but still so many reminders of just how much we have to be thankful for.

So, with no turkey dinner on the sched for today I spent a little time at the machine doing what I lovingly refer to as 'sewing for Anglicans', a.k.a. the Holly Bazaar. I had cut a hexie table topper earlier this week and so I put it together. It is a decidedly autumn palette because I want to have more than Christmas themed items for the table.

I liked it so much that I made a second, the only difference being the fussy cut for the centre of the hexie.

I had seen a few ideas online and had recently picked up a hexie ruler so I used the ruler to cut the centre hexies and then varying widths of fabrics ranging from 1.5" to 2.25" with the end result being just over 17" across.

Then, since I was on a roll, I made another. The Official Cookie Tester was quite taken with this one and I think he will be buying it before it hits the bazaar table so I should probably make a second just so the gals actually have something on the table to sell. Seems to happen a lot lately.

I still haven't figured out how to quilt them but for now I have bigger fish to fry. I'm off to wrestle with the Official Cookie Tester for the last piece of pumpkin pie!...M


Kate said...

I love your hexie table toppers, Marie! The colours are beautiful. I hope you won the last piece of pie or it was big enough to share. :) We have an unusual situation here this year - left over whipped cream and no more pie .... can't figure out how that happened. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I love these pretty hexie table a hexie ruler is worth it? So many rulers around it's hard to know. Happy Thanksgiving long weekend!

The Cozy Quilter said...

These are sure to be a hit at the bazaar! The customers will be clamouring to buy them. Happy Thanksgiving! We had our family dinner here yesterday so no sewing, but lots of fun and visiting.

Kyle said...

Those are wonderful fall table mats and won't last long on the bazaar table. Hmmmm...pumpkin pie sounds delicious.