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January 16, 2023
Getting Hexie with It from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still working on my hexie flowers. 
Each week I finish a few more. 
Some weeks are more productive than others. I never thought this would be a quick project. 

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January 1, 2023
stash report 1/1/23 from Making A Lather

There were some great ( in my opinion) sales for Christmas even for fabric. I bought a layer cake of halloween, because, I just love halloween.

I ended the last year using 133 yards more fabric than I bought. But, I still would like to lower my fabric purchases in 2023 by 10 %

fabric added in 2022 141 yards

fabric used in 2022 274 yards

Stash report January 1, 2023

fabric added: 3 yards
fabric added year to date: 3 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards     

fabric used year to date: 0 yards  

3 yards bought more than used. 

I sewed 5 ...

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December 20, 2022
Getting Hexie with It from Becca's Crazy Projects

I finished up the basting of the rest of my little hexies a couple weeks ago. 
Yesterday I stacked them up into planned flower sets. 
Then I filled my hexie project bag with all those sets. Now I can easily grab a single flower and get stitching. Someday, I will have a quilt top. 

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November 28, 2022
Getting Hexie with It from Becca's Crazy Projects

Week number two of using the Sewline Water-Soluble Fabric Glue Pen I'm back to show you my progress. This time I managed to baste nearly 100 hexies with a single stick of glue. The stack of fabric that still needs to be basted is so much smaller. I ordered my refills from Amazon and they should be here this week.  

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November 21, 2022
Getting Hexie with It from Becca's Crazy Projects

After a week of using the Sewline Water-Soluble Fabric Glue Pen I'm back to show you my progress. I would make a few of these most evenings. At the end of the week I had consumed the glue and basted 75 hexies. I think that's pretty good. I've changed the glue and am back at it. I wonder if I will get as many next week. Hopefully I will be close. That stack of fabric still needs to be basted. I already have more refills in my Amazon cart. Once I finish the basted I will be ...

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November 14, 2022
Getting Hexie With It from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been thread basting my hexies. By the way, these are my absolute favorites scissiors for snipping thread. I have a pair near my long arm and this pair in my hexie kit. Linked at the bottom of the post. 
I decided to give the Sewline Fabric Glue Pen a try. 
This kit (linked at the bottom of the post) comes with the glue pen and one refill. 
One is basted with thread, the other with glue. I don't sew through the papers when basting. I only stitch through the fabric on the back side. This means the ...

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November 9, 2022
Getting Hexie With It from Becca's Crazy Projects

As I was working on my hexie flowers I realized I didn't know where the rest of the flowers were hiding. This later afternoon sun is not helping me take good photographs. 
I poked around in my sewing room until I found what I was looking for: a box labeled "Hexies". Sometimes I get it right. So many great things in that box. A big stack of finished flowers, two more 5" charm packs, a bunch of hexie papers, and some larger pieces of coordinating fabric. 
I cut those last 5" charms into 2.5" charms and put them ...

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November 2, 2022
Getting Hexie With It from Becca's Crazy Projects

I have been working, on and off, on these hexie flowers for close to ten years. It is a great travel project, or something I can do while watching television but I just haven't been working on it all that diligently. Want to see where I was in 2014? Check out this post
I was recently in a teleconference and grabbed my bag and got stitching. 
I managed to finish four of them last week. Slow progress, but not ten years of slow progress. 

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January 27, 2022
Mad as a hatter from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Torry asked a question about the size of the plastic containers. OH -- I'll get those sizes for you tomorrow. But I mainly use two different plastic containers. The flat ones are designed for scrapbooking, which are large enough to put a 12" piece of scrapbook paper (quilt block) in. They are about 3" high. I saw them for $6 each at Micheals the other day, and sometimes they go on sale. 

I like them because if my pattern is large or I'm using a book, it fits easily into those containers. I mostly buy clear ones, but you ...

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November 1, 2021
Crochet Hexagons from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted to share the hexagon project progress. I've added more to my pile of finished hexies. These really are great as a carry-along project. They work rather quickly. 
Here are the finished hexagons. I have many more to make before I join them together into a blanket. At least the weather is changing so I won't feel smothered under a partially constructed blanket. 

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October 21, 2021
Hexagon Project Update from Curlicue Creations

This project has come a long way since my last update!  I'll bet you can see what it is now.  It's nearing the finish of the hexie piecing.  I may have to stop and make a few more black hexagons.  I'm almost out of them.  It's exciting to see it coming together.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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October 5, 2021
Update on my Traveller's Blanket from Quilting & Learning

I started my Traveller's Blanket in May 2020 based on a course by Dejanne Cevaal. This will be my second stitching project for the next part of my #100dayschallenge on Instagram.

Traveller's Blanket so far

Mixing up projects and techniques

This project has what I love best - a mixture of different projects and techniques (links in Related links below).
  • Meditation stitching - after reading an article by Liz Kettle in the October/November 2019 edition of the Quilting Arts magazine, I started making 4" squares. It was very calming and creative, but what to do with all of those ...

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August 27, 2021
Hexagon Junk from Becca's Crazy Projects

What to do with that junk mail printed on light cardstock? Make it into hexie papers for English Paper Piecing. 
This Fiskars extra large hexagon squeeze punch (Fiskars X-Large Squeeze Punch, Hexagon affiliate link) makes quick work of the light cardstock some junk mail is printed on. 
This means I can get a pretty good crop of hexagons out of that one piece of junk.
A little bit of time basting (I thread baste but I don't stitch through the hexagon paper) and you are ready to hand sew those little hexagons together. There are loads of videos on ...

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August 22, 2021
Hexagon Project Update from Curlicue Creations

Here's the progress on my current hexagon project.  It's more than doubled in size since my last post about it.  Can you see what it is yet?

Good luck!
Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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August 8, 2021
A gaggle of hexies from Quilting & Learning

I'm not sure what a whole bunch of hexies are known as, other than possibly a quilt in the making!

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August 2, 2021
Mystery UFO from Quilting & Learning

This quilt has now been on my design wall for several months. I felt like doing something different, so I thought that I would work on it. I had the fabric strips and extra pieces in a project box but no pattern...where did this project come from?  

Mystery UFO (UnFinished Object) solved

First clue: I checked to see when I had first taken pictures of the quilt on my design wall. I found this picture in December on my Studio Tour post, and on my phone it first appeared in mid-November. It would seem that I didn't write ...

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June 12, 2021
New Hexie Project Prep from Curlicue Creations

Have you seen my new hexagon EPP (English Paper Piecing) project yet?  I've posted a few in progress pics on Instagram and Facebook recently.  I've just begun stitching the pieces together.  This is how it all begins.  I like to cut out my hexagon shapes with the Accuquilt die.  I favor the smallest size.

For this project, I cut all my fabrics from my Island Batik stash.  

I cut out a variety of sunset colors, pinks, yellows, oranges.

A variety of blues, some stormy, some twilight.

And black too, some solid, some not.

More sunset hexies.  Can you ...

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May 15, 2021
Are you Buying this Stairway to Heavenly Apartment Pods? from Gefilte Quilt

I’m overhauling and expanding my cityscape quilt booklet, and exploring new ideas. Warning: The Internet catacombs of interesting architectural ideas for quilters is freaking infinite. 

The photo below, I would argue, represents rainbow stairs leading to a modern, Brutalist, warm, diversity-welcoming, almost heavenly apartment building made up of hexagonal pods.

 It's mostly my fantasy, but partly influenced by the mind-boggling Guangzou Circle Building in China, designed by Italian architect Joseph di Pasquale. I figured if di Pasquale could make a coin-like circle stand on its edge to serve as a useful building, I could do the same with ...

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March 29, 2021
concrete garden quilt from Charm About You

I am over the moon with this finish! It's been a long time coming... it began it's life in 2016 when I created the central hexagon and my wonderful Bee A Brit Stingy friends made bee blocks. They each made a square and a triangle block. My brief as 'queen bee' was asking them to use the background fabric I sent, along with a mix of cheery fabrics and create geometric blocks for the squares and triangle blocks made up of triangles.

The starting point for all our bee blocks was a central panel in the shape of ...

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March 20, 2021
Pandemic Porch Quilt Show, Days 54 - 55: Hands for Grandma, Grandma's Hands from Gefilte Quilt

On Day 55, I hung two baby-related quilts that date back to the 1990s - and the one on the right was inspired by a quilt 140 years older than that! 
First, a nap quilt I made for my son, when I'd done very little applique, and wanted to dip my toe in the water. The flowers are raw-edge appliqued, with zigzag stitches to contain the fraying. The leaves were straight-stitch machine-appliqued, so their edges are nicely frayed.
Amazingly, the flowers and even their hand-embroidered centers have held up well over the years.  

The second quilt was made from my ...

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