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Hexagon Photos

I was just glancing back over some old entries-- and did I really never put up any photos of the finished hexagon afghan?  I can't believe that!  ...Though, looking through my "Afghan" set on Flickr, it seems I never took any wonderful photos of the finished afghan!  I'll have to work on that, one of these days. 

In the meantime, here are a few more photos of the Flower Garden Hexagon Afghan:

In progress:


Working on the afghan:


Still not finished:


All the pretty flowers-- er, hexagons:


Edging:


Folded and ready to go!:


There! That's better, already!

A Rag Quilt for Dad

Let's see... Has it really been two months since my last blog entry here?! 

Where to start?
...Well, I've done a bit of sewing since my last post. 

I made a denim rag quilt for my father's 50th birthday, back in November. 

The "sandwiches" were denim on the front and flannel on the back, but because the denim was all fairly lightweight (for denim), I decided to put in a middle layer cut from a retired sheet.  (According to my mother, who has also used it, it's very warm, so that's good to know!)

To liven things up a little, I added some patches and faux chenille-style strips on the quilt top. 

(Note of possible interest:  The reason the denim was fairly lightweight was that most of it didn't come from jeans, but from a piece of denim I bought on discount from a store, a denim curtain, and a couple of denim shirts.  They all worked fine, but definitely seemed lighter weight than what you usually get from old jeans.)

Here's a not-exactly-stellar pho…