Thursday, July 29, 2010

Top Secret No More

I suck at surprises.  Cannot contain myself.  Must share.

Here's what I've been working on....




For my quilting bee, the KC Scrappy Bee, this month Andrea asked for blocks to be made into pluses and minuses.  Here's a link to a quilt similar to what she was asking for.  I saw on this quilt that they threw in some equals signs here and there and that got me to thinking...

So I very carefully cut into the fabric she gave me.  I pulled aside enough to make seven 1 inch hexagons out of her focus fabric (the polka dotted fabric).  Then I made two blocks for her.  One is a plus sign.  I used some pieces of polka dotted fabric from my charm pack stash to go with it.  I added a border to make it 12 1/2 inches, too.  Here's a picture of that one:


And since I was planning on making a division sign, I thought I'd better make a multiplication sign, too...  I used this asterisk tutorial to get an x... I just didn't keep chopping and re-sewing...  And I added a border to give it a little more color.  Here's that one:




Technically, we're only required to make one block, but several people made me two blocks and I was so excited to get extras so I thought I'd pass on the love.  This fabric was really fun and I'm anxious to see what everybody else comes up with.  So glad to be part of such a great and talented group!


2 comments:

Jennifer said...

That hexagon one is awesome! Love the colors.

Nikki said...

Thanks, Jen!