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Monday Morning Star Count 2014/22

I laid them all out and I've got 12 units done so far.  This is good.  I wanted 20 done before the summer, but I hadn't anticipated taking a break to finish the tiny  hexie stars, so... I'm calling this successful progress.  And technically summer doesn't start for another 3 weeks.  Maybe I'll actually make it to 20 by then?
 Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, emails and comments from my last post.  Acceptance is coming, slowly.  This week I took the backing fabric scraps and fussy cut some birds for my next diamond.  There will be a medium turquoise between the yellow and white fabrics.
I like this project because I can focus a lot on fabric choice.  I don't know if I could make a quilt with just 2 or 3 fabrics in it.. I have before (wait, no, that had 4 fabrics in the top), but that quilt had different layers of meaning, making it served a different purpose.  Multi-fabric stash quilts are so satisfying for me these days.. some might say they're scrap quilts, but I know I cut a lot of these hexies from yardage, so it isn't quite a scrap quilt for me.  Do you follow my distinction?  Does that make sense to anybody else?

Anyway.. it's your turn.  Let's see what you all have to say about your progress, what small goals can we set before the first day of summer?


  1. it is looking great Jess handwork is so relaxing

  2. Looking good!! It's really starting to take shape! I love the little birds. :)

  3. I love, love, love the little birdie fabric! It's adorable, and makes supremely cute hexies!

  4. Awesome birdie fabric! I love your hexies and you are so fast! I have no doubt you will complete 20 by summer!

  5. Hand work does center and calm us. I guess that's why I go back to it. Your stars are lovely - so colorful.

  6. I haven't posted progress on my hexis lately. But I love your progress. They are so addictive.


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