This is what I sent to Floss in Canada. This little ornament was fun to make although I did find it a little challenging as I have not worked with hexagons before. I really like how it turned out.
Here is the gorgeous table runner I made for Floss, even if I do say so myself. But before you all reckon I am too clever, I did follow a pattern diligently. This pattern is from the book Skinny Quilts and Tablerunners. The pattern is By The Sea by Karen Eckmeier.
Floss is an Australian married to a Canadian. In looking through her blog to choose a theme for her, I discovered she misses the beaches of Oz and takes every opportunity to get her feet wet when any kind of beach appears, even in winter (yikes!). So this quilt is for Floss to have a bit of the beach with her wherever she goes.
The quilt is long and narrow (i.e. skinny quilt - lol) so it was hard to photograph.
Here it is again in sections.
Note the starry fabric...
Remember those sneak peaks? Bet you never thought of a beach scene when you saw the lace and beads then the starry fabric. Lol.
Yes, really real seashells sewn in with a bit of tulle.
A little embellishment with wool to add texture and interest.
And not seen in the photo above, I added a few lace seagulls before posting it away.
All those shadows create an interesting effect.
So another successful SSCS with Chookyblue.
Hope you all had a great Christmas! And here's Cheers to the New Year!