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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Another round of hexagons!

I was at my dad's house again this week for a few days so out came the hexagons! 


This round was actually 3 rows of hexagons (neutral, green and neutral) that I sewed together and added to each side. I didn't take a picture but I will next time. The next round will be all flowers! 

And this trip I took my applique quilt. I finished one border this week.


I will have a few more pieces such as leaves to fill in the borders later. I plan to do some embroidery as well and thought I should add more applique to the border once I have figured out the embroidery. I am going for a whimsical look. So if it works out there will be embroidery and maybe some beading. The quilt will be big stitched in a variety of colors! 
I can't wait to get started on the embellishing but first I had better get the appliques done!  

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

New Hexagon Project

I am at my Dad's quite often for a night or two at a time. It is nice to have some kind of handwork to do while I am visiting.  
I decided to start another hexagon project! 
This one is using 3/8" hexagons.



I am replicating the design of an antique quilt I saw on Pinterest. 
It is from a collection of quilts at the Wales National Museum  
Click on the name to see other pieces in their collection!

couverture de table de Patchwork:

Isn't it fabulous!!! Definitely a long term project!

And my tuffet is in use. 


I love it so much that I am planning the second one. I might try it in leather or wool from old men's jackets. Time to start looking at the thrift stores to see what I can find. The foam I used in this one was very dense so I didn't make it as rounded as the pattern showed. This suits me wonderfully.

Happy Stitching!



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Secret Projects

Where have I been for 2 months? 
Mostly I have been working on a couple projects I can't be showing...yet! 

But things I can show...

My applique quilt is back home from the quilt show and hanging on my sewing room wall where I can enjoy it while I sew.


At the show it won a first place in the hand applique category! I had also entered my scrappy log cabin quilt in the scrap quilt category and won a second place. As I was writing this I discovered I don't have a photo of that finished so I'll have to get one eventually

Now that one of my secret projects is done I got back to my 2-3/4" courthouse steps blocks!


They take time and I will need a lot of them but it will be worth the effort in the end.

And I have been making a tuffet. I have finally gathered the final supplies I need to get it finished. 
Here are the legs freshly painted. I should be able to show off my finished tuffet soon!


Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cute Little Bags!

I love little bags, zippered cases and just about anything that you can tuck away little sewing tools into.
 
I have a secret project I'm working on with a very far into the future deadline.
This is from the Lazy Girl pattern - Sweetpea Pods.
 
 
They are perfect for holding thread, small scissors, needles, binding clips and how about chocolate!
 
 
I've made 16 of them so far and once I got going they were fast!
 
 
Then I finished my little hexagon bag I was making.
 
 
I HAVE to make another one!!! Fun to make and super cute!
 
But mostly I am hand quilting as much as possible.
 
I'm quilting the sashing now and that is going so fast. Then I just have to fill in some of the baskets and it's done - I can see the end and I'm so excited!
 
 
It will be done with time to spare for the quilt show!
 
Happy Stitching!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Courthouse steps and a bit of hand quilting!

I've been steadily paper piecing my little courthouse steps blocks.
Another 20 are done!
 
 
That's now 42 done and a lot more to do. I was playing a bit in EQ7 with the sizes and I'll make at least 150 blocks (I think!) but it could be double that amount too. I am counting on just 'knowing' when I've done enough.
 
And more hexagons... but it's just a small project.
I am making the little project pouch from the booklet 'Tiny Obsessions' by Vicki Bellino.
 
 
The hexagons are all sewed together now so now I just have to quilt it and assemble it.
 
And I am on a deadline. The Moose Jaw quilt show is coming up and I really, really want to get this quilt finished for it. I've been quilting about a half hour most days. It should be enough.
 
 
I am taking a leap of faith and I'm sending in my entry form this week. I am on my last border and then I have to quilt the sashings. I have about 5 weeks to get it done.
Wish me luck that my hands co-operate!
 
Happy Stitching!