Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An Itty Bitty Pincushion

While my sister was visiting we made Hexagon Travel Bags.  The closure is a magnetic snap.  My sister made us cute little hexi pincushions that have a magnetic snap on the back.  When you have the travel bag open you can snap the pin cushion right in place.

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You can find the Hexagon Travel Bag tutorial here

A big thank you to my sister Melinda for making me the pincushion and helping me make my bag. 

Enjoy,

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Design Wall Monday–August 18, 2018

A while back, I saw a picture of a quilt top that inspired me to make this.

El Burrito

I’m calling in El Burrito, named after the fabric which is an Alexander Henry fabric from a few years ago. 

I love how it turned out.  Now it moves to the “to be quilted” pile.

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.

Enjoy,

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Design Wall Monday–July 28, 2014

Back up on my design wall is this Mexican Star that I made while I was in Las Vegas.  It’s now time to finish folding back the curves and quilting it. 

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I’ve been working on two round robins that are due next week and since they are “secret” I can’t show them.  But now that the round robins are completed I can get back to finishing this. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.

Enjoy,

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hexie Travel Kit

Last night I finished the hand sewing on my Hexie Travel Kit.  I made it while my sister Melinda was visiting.  I did the sewing on the machine but before she left she did most of the other hand sewing with the exception of what I did last night. 

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Here’s a link to the tutorial we used.  Hexie Travel Kit

Enjoy,

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Design Wall Monday–July 21, 2014

Last week I was in Las Vegas for my annual quilting retreat with friends from around the country.  This was my 15th year and for many years I have taught on one of the days.  This year I taught the Mexican Star that I’ve shown here many times.  But this is a new one that I made and used as a step-by-step sample for the class. 

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Some of the curves haven’t been turned back and sewn yet but I’s coming right along. 

To see what others are up to, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog

Enjoy,

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Design Wall Monday–July 6, 2014

This week I want to show you what is literally on my wall, my dining room wall that is.

Mexican Star Dark

I quilted and hung my completed Mexican Star this week.  I am in love with it. 

To see what others are up to, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times.

Enjoy,

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 30, 2014

I finished quilting my Dresden quilt yesterday, it’s all trimmed and ready for the binding. 

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I wish you could see the quilting, maybe I’ll post a close-up later.  This is the most custom quilting I’ve ever done.  It was a huge amount of work but it’s finally done.

To see what others are up to, check out Judy’s blog

Enjoy,

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