Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday Hexies

I have been working hard on my Kaffe Fassett Hexagon project. If I have my hexagons all pre-basted, I can sometimes get 3 done in one night. I find the cutting and basting for one can takes just as long as the sewing one flower. 

My next step was to pick out a background fabric. I had a meter of this yellow but was not sure. 

Then I found this one, Bubble Gum pink Kona cotton. Love it. 

I love the fussy cutting I did on this flower. My hexagons are 1" on the side. 

Here are a few flowers I have done the pink around. 

I have added this post to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday and Needle and Thread Network

My crazy little lab. She got to go in the water and now she keeps looking out the window at the lake. I think she will be a swimmer. 

OK funny thing I will admit to. You may know I have trouble spelling but the spell check helps. Well my husband found Hamburger soup in the freezer marked Hambugger soup. I keep laughing about it. Bugger soup. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Design Wall Monday April 14

I have a really great looking design wall today. I have joined a Kaffe Fasset Block exchange and I am starting to get some of my blocks from the other ladies. I choose a 11 1/2" Log cabin block. The three rows on the left are my blocks that I have built. The three rows on the right are the blocks I have got in the mail so far. I got the bottom right two blocks just today. I will have so much more fun when I really start to move them around. I have not got these laid out in a special order yet. 

I have added this to Judy's Design Wall Monday

Edit: I was asked how to make this block. I have directions on this post -  11 " log cabin block

My puppy needs me. She is now 5 months old. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Design Wall Monday - April 7th

Here are 8 more blocks I am making for a block exchange. They would make a nice quilt just like this, but instead I am exchanging them all.  I found a group on Face book that is the KFC Quilters Swap. The first block exchange is closed and we are now making each other blocks using the KFC ( Kaffe Fassett Collection) of fabric. There will be other block exchanges later this year, if you are looking for one. 

I hope the ladies like the blocks I will be sending them. So far there have been some great blocks being shown. I was aiming for Bright on this block. I think I nailed Bright. 

Here is the 12" block all on it's own. The orange yellow fabric is the tropical print. 

This one has a little more blue and the pink tropical fabric. 

I will be making a few more in the coming weeks. 

I have added this to Judy's Design Wall Monday

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Judy N quilt complete

I did the machine quilting for a friend and customer last month and forgot to show it off. It is all paper pieced using batik fabrics and the black cotton. I love it. 

I did spiky quilting on the long spikes. 

The outer boarder quilting. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kaffe Fassett Block Exchange first set

I have joined in two block exchanges now. One of the people are in both swaps with me. So in total we are exchanging 5 blocks to each other. Here are the 5 blocks I have sent her.  She was looking for mostly red blocks and this square in a square pattern. I really liked what I was able to do. I worked hard to use all different red fabrics that I have. I hope they are what she was looking for. They were so much fun to work with the pretty fabrics. 

I have been working on so many scrap and making 6" blocks, these blocks are 12" and just seem so big. Good for showing off the great fabric. 

I have added this to Judy's Design Wall Monday

Sunday, March 30, 2014


I have been collecting Kaffe Fassett fabrics for a few years. I have one quilt done and one quilt top done. But I still have lots of fabric to do more and I keep buying more. I wanted to do something new with hand stitching, so Hexagons it is. These Hexagons are 1" in size, a little bigger than I have done in the past (3/4" before). 

I have been fussy cutting some of the fabrics. This fabric had these crazy vases on them but when I cut six of them, it worked so well. I just love this flower. 

I have added the post to Slow Sundays, you can see what other hand stitching is going on. 
I have added this post to Sew Darn Crafty.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Teal and Aqua Scrap Saturday

It is the last Saturday of March, were did the month go. We still have so much winter here. We got snow a few times this week and it is not melting out in the country yet. Maybe by Monday it will be warm enough to melt some. 

I got a few blue and teal nine patches done. They are not very big but fun to just plug away at doing.

Next I got done a blue spool block. The little pinwheel is from the bonus triangles I cut off. 

Here are 6 sampler blocks. They are all 6 inches and so cute.

54-40 or Fight block

New York Beauty done with a little paper piecing and curves. 

Broken Dishes

Friendship Star

A block from my City Sampler book, 100 modern quilt blocks.

Another from the City Sampler book

Here is my design wall with the whole months worth of teal aqua and a bit of blue. I love to see what I did over the whole month. 

Pup in the sunny spot.

I have added my post to Soscrappy.