(Slow) Progress Report

Well, I managed to finish the star I started last week, once I got under my decent lamp!:

Hexagon star number 24

And I just need to add background pieces to this star, dancing in the autumnal sunshine:

Dancing star

Total completed hexagon stars now stands at 24. I think I’m going to shoot for 40 and take it from there.

Although progress has been slow on my stars, I have made a bunch of hexagon needle books using this tutorial. They are slightly addictive to make – so if you are on my Christmas list and you’ve ever so much as picked up a needle and thread, LOOK OUT!

Hexagon needle cases

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching and Monday Morning Star Count over at Life Under Quilts.

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21 thoughts on “(Slow) Progress Report

  1. Gail says:

    Nice bright stars! I may have to make some of those needle holders myself!

  2. Maureen says:

    The hexagon needle books are so nice. They do look easy to make. Thanks for the link!

    • vivjm says:

      They are easy to make though I am having a little trouble getting them so they’re not a little bit wonky – all adds to the hand made charm πŸ™‚

  3. Kathy says:

    Love your stars!

  4. How great to have some Christmas gifts made already!
    Thanks for linking up and contributing to a wonderful Slow Sunday Stitching!

  5. claire93 says:

    oooh hexie needle books! great idea ^^

  6. Kay says:

    Love the pink and yellow together. The hexie cases are sweet, thanks for the link.

  7. Jill says:

    Your yummy pink and yellow stars are coming along and are nicely stitched. Interesting needle cases.

  8. Pamela says:

    I really like your bright stars. Thanks for the link to the hexie needle books!

  9. Kaja says:

    Those needle books are so sweet it makes me wish I was the sort of person who ever got round to making stuff!

  10. Wish2stitch says:

    Love your stars, so once and bright.

  11. katechiconi says:

    Pretty! Another EPP addict, so good to know I’m not alone… and that I’m not the only one who prefers basting through the template instead of fiddling around trying to get the fabric taut by stitching on the back only. I’d like to see more of these, I’ll just nip over and Follow!

    • vivjm says:

      Ah yes, I did try not basting through the papers recently but couldn’t seem to get the corners as sharp. I actually quite like the ritual of taking the basting stitches and papers out too πŸ™‚

  12. Janie says:

    Your projects are beautiful! Great idea for needle books, inspiring.

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