Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mixed Ends

Finally finished the label for the "Mixed Ends" quilt.  I used the last of the half hexi's that I had cut out & even pieced the batting.  I also used up some bobbins that I had wound for the machine quilting.  Those colors were white, blue & black.  However, I didn't mind the mix as this quilt is truly using up what I had on hand.  It ended up being a nice lap sized quilt.

We also spent the weekend in Fruita, CO with my oldest son & his family.  It was our Tucker's 12th birthday.  We had wonderful meatball sandwiches that his Mom made & attended church on Sunday with them.  His Dad was able to confirm him with the Aaronic Priesthood.  It was a wonderful weekend.

Friday, February 15, 2013

In The Key of H

This quilt was made with the leftover pieces from the Friendship Braid pattern.  This time the half hexi pieces were sewn in rows to form hexagons.  Since there is fabric with musical notes in this quilt the name is "In The Key of H" (H is for hexagon in case you didn't get it).  The back is also pieced with flannel & the binding is also flannel.  I have just a few of the half hexi's left that I have put into another quilt.  Just have to put the borders on that one & then I can load it on the frame to machine quilt it.

Can't decide if I am going to sell this quilt or if it will be the one I donate for a Bingo prize at the County Fair.  What do you think?  Would you play Bingo to win a quilt?  Would appreciate some input on this one.

Enjoy your long weekend, if you have one.  I get to babysit on Monday.  Love my little Hannah.

In The Key of H

Last of the half hexies make the label

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sevier County Fair 2013

Well, we had our first fair board meeting this past week.  Lots of great ideas were thrown out there.  The theme will be We've got Moos for you - celebrating 75 years of the stock show.  Should be alot of fun.  Everyone had such great ideas for contests etc. at the fair.

Guess I had better come up with a quilt pattern to match the theme.  Let's hope lots of folks come to the fair in August.  Fun times for all.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 2013 Craftsy BOM

After finishing my "chores" I decided to get the February block of the month made.  It is called "Spring Blooms".  The lesson is on partial seams.  As you can see I am using black, white, gold & tan color wave.  Also started the first row on my hexi quilt.  Dinner is in the crock pot and I have time to do 2 blog posts today.  Unusual, to say the least.  If anybody would like to do the block of the month it is a free course on Craftsy.com.  The blocks for each month are different sizes.  The whole pattern is going to be fun to see.  Actually the class shows you what the quilt may look like when fully completed (if you follow the construction pattern).  You never know what a quilter may do with their blocks.

Enjoy the weekend.

Spring Blooms

Friendship Braid

I recently purchased a large & small half-hexi template from the Missouri Star Quilt Company (one of my favorite online shops!).  Well, I have this closet full (OK, it's over-full) of fabric.  Chose some flannel & one piece of cotton, prewashed the fabric (I don't always prewash), and decided to use the large half hexi to make a friendship braid.  It went together very quickly.  Decided what size of sashing & borders I wanted to use and ended up with this fun 65" x 81" quilt.  I have enough half-hexi pieces cut out of the same fabrics to make a hexi quilt.  The pieces are ready to sew together.  I love these templates!  I was able to cut out 4.75" strips of fabric & used the template by alternating position of the template after each cut.  The smaller half-hexi template will fit on jelly roll strips (2 1/2" strips).  I just happen to have a full bag of strips cut from leftover fabric of past projects.

I am actually going to list this quilt for sale at $125.  So if you are interested, send a message.

Hope everyone else is having fun with their hobby too!

Friendship Braid

"P is for Peace"