Monthly Archives: January 2011

Quilty Habit Giveaway

Jessica over at Quilty Habit is giving away a Moda Origins charm pack. I’m just thinking how pretty those would look turned into hexagons. 🙂 Head on over and sign up for the giveaway. All you have to do is … Continue reading

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I’ll finish this quilt if it takes a hundred years!

Paper piecing small hexagons is fun, but a lot of work, especially considering that it may take 2000 hexagons to make a quilt. And those hexagons are all hand stitched–no machine! If you have it in your mind to hand … Continue reading

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Fussy Cut Fusion

I’ve been busy working–you know, real life job and all–but I did manage to baste a few more hexagons over the past few days. Most of them I did in short sittings, sewing 3 or 6 at a time, which … Continue reading

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My First First Quilt: A Confession

Okay, I have a confession to make. I started this blog by posting about “my first quilt” here. The truth is, that wasn’t really my first quilt–though it was the first finished quilt done completely by me. Several years ago, … Continue reading

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Paper Pieced Self-Portrait

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Okay, so this isn’t quilting and doesn’t involve fabric, but technically it is paper-pieced patchwork. Ha ha. Last semester, I took a Fine Arts Visual class as part of my degree. For the first art project, we were restricted to … Continue reading

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More Clearance Fabrics

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I’ve been a very bad girl and bought 25 more fabrics. In my own defense, they were all on clearance. I’m sorry, hubby. I couldn’t help it. Maybe you could write it off as an early birthday present. Sorry, children. … Continue reading

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Darling Little Hexagons

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I made another 79 hexagons, mostly from fabrics I’ve already shown, but I did manage to cut into one of my new fabrics–a babyish print with images of toys on a pastel yellow background. Two weeks ago before this hexagon … Continue reading

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Shape Cut Pro Tutorial

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As a follow up to my previous post about washing and preparing new fabrics, I thought I would share a little more about my working methods and how I store my fabrics. For those of you who also love jelly … Continue reading

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Clearance Bin Fabrics

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I found eight gorgeous fabrics in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby. They were $1.50 to $2.00 for each half yard. I usually buy fabric in one-yard increments, but money is tight these days. Besides, I’d rather have twice as … Continue reading

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Hexing Box

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I found the perfect little portable box for storing my hexagon sewing supplies. It’s a two-compartment, satin lined box that Elizabeth gave for Christmas three years ago. It came with two cute coffee cups, which I use a lot. I … Continue reading

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