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Wait, is this a repeat post? Well, it pretty much is, but now I actually have my binding on so I can finally enter it! I shared this mini quilt with you all just the other day – or the last post if you want to scroll down (there is a tutorial attached). This was a quilt that I was inspired to make after my trip home from the Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh using a mini charm pack that Carolyn Friedlander had given me. I knew that I wanted to whip up something for the Blogger’s Quilt ...read more
I seem to need a deadline to be able to work and get focused so with the mailing deadline for the Modern She Made Swap looming, I knew where to concentrate my efforts over the last week or so! The theme for the swap was hexagons, so of course I couldn't pass this round! My partner's mosaic was quite varied and I settled on a mini quilt for her. And to fit the theme I picked a quilt with hexagons which would finish in an hexagon (similar to my long-standing UFO September in the hexagon). I went smaller ...read more
As usual I had great plans for the week ahead and the week-end last Monday but most of them went out of the window. On Tuesday evening about dinner time, Miss Strawberry Shortcake announced that she needed a PE kit for...tomorrow. Of course I had some fabric to make drawstring bag but I hadn't made it yet as it hadn't been required. So after my exercise class, I did set off to make her bag. In all honesty, it didn't take long, probably about 30 minutes in total but that wasn't on my to-do list ...read more
I did find more time for hand sewing this week, especially yesterday courtesy of the train company which was running with huge delays thanks to an electrical problem. That made my commute far much longer than normal and gave me time to finish my February flowers for the Inchy Hexie swap. Jennifer wanted some vintage looking flowers so I hope these ones fit in her garden.
I also received those lovely stepping stones from Maree
and some from Michele too.
Linking to Building Blocks Tuesday and WOW.
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During the holidays we have covered about 1500 miles (2200 km) and spent about 30 hours in total in the car so of course I had plenty of opportunities and time to hand sew! I progressed on a few EPP blocks which are almost ready to go. I worked on my Lucy Boston's Patchwork of the Cross blocks for the I love Lucy Bee as I have some catch up to do. The bee started in November but I only received my templates early December and of course in the run up to Christmas I never started my blocks ...read more
The rest of 2013 was spent working on a magazine article for the January 2014 edition American Quilter Magazine.
Commuting is a waste of time and I do that for about 2 hours everyday. Thankfully my commute is on the train, which means that I can use the time as I want. So when I get a seat (not always in the evening), I usually play with some English Paper Piecing, hexies or others. This month, I had the added pleasure of serious train problems which doubled the commuting time and meant that I finished my cute flower of 1/2' hexies for Isabel for Get Your Hex On.
Continuing my Hexie Holidays projects with today’s tutorial showing you how to create a lovely Hexagon Tree Skirt!
This tutorial uses the same basic steps of applying hexies to your project as my Hexagon Mini Quilt.
- Main fabric 32″ x 32″ square – Essex Linen in Black
- Border fabric 4 strips 5″ WOF (width of fabric) – Timeless Treasures Soho White
- Batting piece 45″ x 45″ - I used precut crib sized batting
- Backing fabric 42″ x 42″ (at least) – Soho Solids White
- Binding fabric – 6 strips 2.5″ WOF (width of fabric) – Soho Solids White
- 4 strips ...
Last night I finished a new hexie pillow. I love it so very much. ♥♥♥
I must admit, every time I epp I'm sort of obsessed with staring at the wrong side of my project. To me the ...
I've been working on my hexie project a little bit this week. I want to see how the first section will look after I have some of the cream hexie's surrounding the blocks.
This will be the left corner.
Then I want to try to get some of the borders on. I've decided to match the first colored border to the center hexie of each 'star' but I just haven't made a decision on the color yet so that will have to wait.
That's why I still have a hole. ;o)
(edit: Nov 12) I ...
When I go to the office, I usually travel by train and I really like spending some of the journey hand sewing. I usually have some hexagons to make for a swap or another. And this week I finished my 2 hexies for Irene for Inchy Hexie Swap
I commute to work by train every day so I always try to get off my phone (!) at some point and enjoy the free time to do some hand sewing, usually some hexies (that's only if I can have a seat in the train of course). Anywa this week, I finished my blocks for Get Your Hex On!
Amanda sent us some Christmas fabric and asked us to make some snowflakes for her.
She is planning a tree skirt I believe. How cute is this? I love how these blocks fit together.
Linking to Thursday Threads and to Needle ... read more
Yesterday was a very autumnal day here with lots of rain and not much sight of the sun. It was also the LMQG monthly meeting but I didn't attend because we have some poorly children at the moment at home. With a long day ahead and not much plans, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to quilt on my frame. Now my frame was put away about a year ago before our extension started and hasn't been used since. We had to dismantle it to store it away so the first step was to put it ...read more
First the giveaway reminder. What's up for grab? A free online class of your choice from DailycraftTV. How can I enter? Go to this post and leave a comment. The more the merrier and... good luck!
Today is Wednesday so this is the day to show my WIP. There are probably too many to share I guess but I will show you the one I worked on, on the train to work this morning. I stitched a little bit more on one of my Life is Beautiful block. This is a very long term WIP as there are 32 ...
I have absolutely NO appointments - meetings - games etc. to go to this week. I can't even remember the last time I had a complete week free to do whatever I want. Right here at home and I intend to enjoy it!!
The super HOT temps have broken and we've even had rain. Just a couple inches but soooo needed and definitely welcomed.
So until I head back to my sewing room I thought I'd show you the latest on my hexie project. I now have eight 'blocks' made and a whole lot of individual hexies basted and ...
I love this pretty purple and pink yardage with butterflies. I'll never cut it up--it's definitely a backing in my book.
This is a lovely little light green with pinky purple sprigs. It could be used for a quilt. There are almost 7 yards of it. I finished a bolt ...