Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend time on the machine

I was so happy to be able to get some sewing machine time this weekend that I was able to put together a couple of quilt tops. One is finished ready for the next phase..basting and quilting and the 2nd quilt just needs the borders added. 

I am liking the fresh bright feel to both of them. 

I also found another blog that has got my love of hexagons and paper piecing. Hillbilly Handiworks is hosting an Ahhhh Hexies stitch, english paper piece, quilt along for the addicted english paper piecer. (I guess I fit into this mode somewhere). I have decided to join along. She is releasing a new hexagon every Thursday. I've decided to use 1.5" hexagons for the project and here are my fabrics for the first hexagon.

I've decided to delve into my 1930's fabric collection. I'm not sure that these are 30's fabric but I put them with the stash as they definitely had a 30's feel to me. I have always liked 30's reproduction fabrics especially used with a crisp white background. Stay tuned for the first block. I am making two different blocks using all of the fabrics above.


  1. I wanna see your blocks!! Did you see the post I did about making your hexagons with triangle graph paper? I saw you asked what size on another blog...
    Glad you are joining!

  2. Very fun, bright tops! Do they have aspecific purpose, or did you just make them for fun?
    Another hexie project? My goodness, girl, you are addicted. : ) But do what you love and you are happy!!

  3. Thanks for the link. I'll have a look. I really shouldn't start another . . . but you know how that goes. LOL

    You have been invited onto the site, I've added your blog to the contributor roll, and put your picture in the slide show. =)

  4. It looks like time well spent in your sewing room. Both quilt tops look great.

  5. What wonderful fabrics you've chosen for your hexies.


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