You probably know that I love hexagons and play with them often. Hexagons is also the theme of this Tuesday Archive over on Val's blog. So how many quilts have I got to show you with hexagons.... well I guess this will be none... :-( I have plenty of hexagons WIP but no finished quilt as such.
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One of the advantage of being in so many bees is that you are a Queen Bee once as well in each of them and get some lovely blocks too. Last month I was Queen Bee in the Little Blog Quilting Bee and I asked for some solids pineapple blocks taking inspiration from a lovely quilt by Rita
I have found a free foundation piecing pattern for the block which give a 6' or 8' finished block that I have asked my fellow bees to use at Generations Quilt
I have already received quite a few blocks and I ...
This year again, I will try to join the challenge of BlogtoberFest 2014, especially as I haven't been very good at blogging in the last few months. Let's see how long I keep going....
I hope I will have enough to report to write a little post everyday. I should have if I look at my to-do list from October!
For now, let me show you my first block for October, my second hexie flower for my September partner.
Linking to BlogtoberFest 2014
I recently bought a fantastic new punch - Fiskars' large hexagon punch, which was the inspiration for this rather belated birthday card. I knew I wanted to have some fun playing around with my new toy and naturally when one thinks of hexagons, one tends to think of honeycombs. A little play on words with the bee theme and I was off!
In the last few days, there was a lot of time spent in the car for day trip or travelling from one family to another for the holidays. And in the car, I always take some sewing with me, hand-piecing, paper piecing, stitching or cross-stitch.
Last week was our first guild meeting since the summer holidays and I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of the photos of projects brought along for Show & Tell.
First up, this lovely scrappy strips quilt top was sewn by my close friend, Ingrid, using a treadle sewing machine while on holiday with friends in Kansas. How productive was she, sewing while on holiday overseas?!
This delicate hexie quilt is hand quilted; so pretty.
I also really loved this fun fox faces quilt.
Another great stash-buster project:
To see all of the Show & Tell projects and/or ... read more
Hi friends! Today I am sharing another Modern Hexie project but this time with a different material – pleather! I…read more
Hi friends! I finally finished another mini quilt / table runner this week and I am so excited to…read more
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 ...