Archive - July, 2009

Hexagons!

I said I was gonna dive back into the red & aqua quilt but I couldn’t bring myself to sew another wonky log cabin block.  I know! I was shocked too!  I’ve actually hit my limit.  I’m sure not for long – I’m certain to be back to my beloved soon enough but meanwhile I’ve been seeing these half hex quilts all over the place and I’ve been wanting to futz with one.

I struggle with finding most traditional quilt patterns too “old fashion-y”, but that’s part of the challenge right?  How do you take something tradition and modern it up?  That sentiment, plus my love of white space led me to this!

Hexagons!

I technically did it “wrong.” The rows of hexs are not matched up, but I like the look.  It was fun to mess with all those little cut out peices until I found the layout I liked best.

Hexagons close up

You can find the info to get the template here.

I’m really excited to get quilting on this one.  I think I’m gonna try something new!  Can you tell I’m trying to break out of my stippled log cabin quilt rut??

Have a great weekend everyone!

Lots of little details.

I’ve been getting lots of sewing details out of the way recently.

I made a cute sample quilt for my class later this month.

Sample Quilt

It’s little – 24″ x 36″ and makes me realize I need to branch out in my quilting more. I love the texture all these straight lines give it.

Sample Quilt - Detail

Also  stitching up labels…  I like that these fill my TV time along with binding stitching.

Tags

And bees! I’m all caught up on all of my bees! Just need to pop all of these into the mail…

Block Party:

Block Party - July

Sew Connected 2:

Sew Connected 2 - July

And 12 Squared
:

12 Squared - July

Now I need to dive back into a this quilt

Another one finished!

This is my 15th quilt of the year!  It’s based on the “What a Bunch of Squares” Denyse Schmidt patten.

Boy Baby Quilt

How long will it be before there isn’t any Mingle in every quilt I make?? A long time I think.

Boy Baby Quilt - Back

Ducks

Ducks!

Festive.

Red, White & Blue

That’s my kind of red, white and blue! Happy 4th to all you American readers. To everyone else, happy Saturday!

Come learn how to make a quilt!

Hi Everyone!

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Wanna learn how to make a quilt, start to finish?  If you are in the LA area, I’m teaching another class for Home Ec. at Reform School in lovely Silver Lake.  Don’t you wanna learn to quilt over three summer Wednesday evenings? I hope so because I want to teach you!

Check it out and sign up here. I would love to see you there!

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