When I'm not sewing hexagons...

When I'm not sewing hexagons...

I've been quilting my Amish Star quilt.   I've stitched in the ditch and done some crazy zig zag quilting with my machine and now I'm having fun with perle 8 thread. Lovely big chunky stitches of colour. It's been a while since I did any hand quilting so I'm still finding my rocking rhythm.  I'm half way through sewing the binding on my Wild Thing quilt. I'll do a proper finished quilt post about this one soon. I have 2 more quilts waiting to be bound. I'm going to attempt machine binding - wish me luck.  I've made some house blocks for Beth at Love Laugh Quilt for her Neighbourhood Party .   Some of the blocks will become prizes in a house block lottery and some are used for charity quilts.  The deadline is January the 1st, so there's plenty of time to sew a few more... I've finally quilted my Sunny Day in Swoon Town doll quilt. This little quilt has waited six months for me to quilt it and when I

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15 Minutes Of Play Blog Hop

15 Minutes Of Play Blog Hop

WooHoo!!! 15 Minutes Of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe is available now and boy oh boy it's really something!! It's so full of inspiring quilts and clever techniques. Follow the great line up of blogs on the Blog Hop to find out more, ... I'll be doing my rave on December 8th... Yay!   Did I mention there'll be copies of the book to win... Nov: 26: "Victoria Findlay Wolfe",  http://www.15minutesplay.com/ Nov 27: "Bonnie K Hunter",  http://quiltville.blogspot. com/ Nov 28: "Alissa Haight Carlton,  http://www.handmadebyalissa. com/ Nov 29:  "Pat Sloan",  http://patsloan.typepad.com/ Nov 30: " Kimberly,"   http://fatquartershop. blogspot.com/  Dec 1st: "Karen Griska", http://selvageblog. blogspot.com/ Dec 2nd: "Angela Walters",  http://www. quiltingismytherapy.com/ Dec 3rd:  Generation Q,  http://generationqmagazine. com/ Dec 4th: "Tonya Ricucci",  http://www.lazygalquilting. blogspo

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A Few More Hexagons

A Few More Hexagons

I must say I was amazed at huge response and wonderful comments about my hexagons!!  shucks - thanks everyone!! I thought I'd do a post with a few random notes about my blocks. I'm not using a pattern for this quilt. My main inspiration was Mary of Molly Flanders and her wonderful big hexagon blocks . It was around the time she was making hers when I was sorting through my boxes of Sis Boom fabric and had one of those light bulb moments, I just knew I had to make some. Given the large scale of some of the Sis Boom prints it just seemed to make sense to leave the centers as solid feature fabrics. As for fussy cutting  I've been a big admirer of Melody from House on the Side of the Hill 's Wednesday Hexagon posts. She has shown me that hexagons and fussy cutting go hand in hand. I've also seen hexagon blocks with feature prints on the Material Obsession blog.  Brigitte Giblin 's has a quilt with diamond shaped hexagon blocks, using lots of fabulous f

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Hexing Around

Hexing Around

Stitch by stitch my Sis Boom hexagons are coming along.  I like to make up names for each block as I sew.   Candy Bon Bon Toffee Apple Bouquet  Calypso Dreams Chocolate Coated Rosy Posy Rendezvous For Two Tequila Sunrise CocoCoconut Ice Shangri-la  Fan Dance  Butterfly Kisses  Frou Frou Fleur I'll be back with more..... 

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