Friday, June 29, 2012

Love My Handwork Projects

As well as the Omigosh quilt I had just posted about, I've been also working on my Hexagon quilt.  Since I'm piecing it all by hand, it's a project I can work on while I'm sitting at my son's baseball practices.

I had finally found some information about this quilt.  I still don't know whose photos I had 
seen but this quilt is named "The Hexagon Quilt," and it is created by Leanne Beasley.  She
 had featured this quilt in Vignette magazine in 2011.

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Just to recap, I am using Nancy Halvorsen's fabrics.  Love them!!  I'm guessing that if I use 80 different prints and make 5 flowers from each, that will give me 400 flowers to sew together.  I think that will be enough for a good size quilt.  That'll be approximately 2800 hexagons to make!  I know, I've got to be nuts!

During one practice, one of the coaches' young daughters had sat by me and asked what I was making.  After describing how the quilt will look like once its finished, I thought I'd make her a flower using the hexagons.  A perfect visual aid on how the shapes fit together.

I had sewn them like little pillows and filled the center with some fiberfill for some body.

Jane  <3

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Never Underestimate the Power...

...of a woman with a sewing machine.

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With the boys being home for the summer, they have kept me busy - quashing all my quilt time and creativity.

I haven't been posted for a while because I felt I had nothing to show.  I've been trying very hard to find some time for sewing each day (and reading the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy didn't help).  It just seems that when I do find time, I didn't get much done.  With nothing to show off, I didn't feel like blogging.

Now that the outdoor temp is in the three digits, I'm finding myself indoors.  That's a good excuse to be in front of my sewing machine!

During the time that I've been away from blogging, I've accumulated some of the blocks from the Omigosh quilt.  I just had to see, for myself, how fun they were to put together.

Nine patch blocks... Shoo-fly blocks...

...equals Omigosh!!

Jane  <3