Tuesday, August 7, 2012

One a Day Project - Tuesday's Tallies

Tuesday has rolled around once again and I am sharing my progress on my One a Day project which is turning out to be at least two a day for me.



I have been working away at my African flower hexies and just love them! In fact, I love them so much that I sometimes cannot stop. I have 35 made and decided that the coming week is going to be concentrating on adding the last row while joining as I go using Heidi Bear's tutorial.


But I also decided that since I have been so longing for autumn that I wanted to start on my autumn granny blanket. I am using 5 autumn shades...burnt orange, heather lilac, brown, olive green and beige. I pulled a burnt red yarn from my stash and will add a block just here and there. I only have one skein of this yarn so will use the blocks  sporadically to give it a little zing. My colors are not coming out well on the photo unfortunately. They are warm and look like the colors of leaves in the fall but the photo shows them much brighter with the beige looking cream. Humm.....

This block also is hard to stop at just one. I just started it two days ago and it is already at 12 blocks being together.


In the meantime, my quilting is suffering with all this crochet fun so I decided that I need to add my attic window which I am making for my advent quilt to be part of the one a day...hand quilt a window a day. I have 10 of the 25 quilted. I will share more on this quilt later. It is the theme for my quilt group this year and has been great fun to do. I can't wait to show you more...


If you want to see more goodness, be sure to stop over at Carole's blog to see more participating in the One a Day project. And as of me? Back to my quilt needle.....

Heidi

15 comments:

  1. Your hexies are so colorful. It is going to be very pretty. You are heading into my class of afghans everywhere. I have many from my Mom and then the ones I have done.
    My nephew, Gary, just gave me an afghan rack that he had made for his Mom. He asked if I wanted it and I said of course. So far I have only the last one I made on it.
    Your new one will be very nice for fall.
    Love you, Mom

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  2. I do so love that hexi pattern. Think I best finish my scarf and shawl before I start my African flower blanket :) I'm also loving your autumn granny - the colours are absolutely beautiful and it looks so soft!
    Victoria xx

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  3. Oh Heidi...I love all of your crochet pieces. Crocheting is so much fun sometimes you just cannot stop no matter how hard you try...LOL...It is so unbearably hot here this week, that staying cool and working on a quilt is my plan for the day...grins...Fall cannot come soon enough for me but I know we have at least 8 more weeks of summer weather first....Here is a hug from CA.

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  4. Ooohhh Heidi, loving all your WIP, the colours you are using are gorgeous and the African Flowers are just stunning. Deb xxx

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  5. Your hexis are gorgeous Heidi. Good start on the autumn Granny too

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  6. ooh Heidi! I can see why you can't stop at just one on your crocheted pieces. I love them and the colors.

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  7. Thanks for your lovely comments. It's been a while since I picked up my Springtime Throw, it's such a big project but now I've started it again I love doing the little squares. Debxxxx

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  8. I really like your quilt! Sewing is not mine ... Therefore I marvel quilter and embroiderer. Thanks for beeing at my blog.
    Greetings from Germany. Sabine.

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  9. I've just been looking at all the crochet adventures you showed on your blog lately. Very beautiful and very inspiring. These African flowers must be really addictive, that's easily visible from the play of colours that you can do with them. If my plate wasn't too full I'd definitely take up crocheting again. Maybe next year when I'll retire.

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  10. Your crocheted projects are both wonderful! Love the colors.

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  11. It is always so fun to see what you are working on! Love the colors for your fall afghan!

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  12. I really fell in love with your African hexies! They are so bright and happy!

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  13. Lovely hexes, but more importantly I'm intrigued by your quilt - such lovely fabrics! Do share more soon :)

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  14. Heerlijk, die vrolijke kleuren; ik snap dat dat verslavend werkt.
    Is inmiddels het quilten van de adventsquilt klaar? Ligt bij mij weer even op 'de stapel', want ik heb m'n Farmers Wife weer onder m'n handen.

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