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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Slow Sunday Stiching #6

English paper piecing.

I have started to piece the english paper piecing using silk thread, and I notice my stitches less.

This is made with 1" hexagons, sitting on a 10" square:
The greens go darker as the flower gets larger. Batik fabrics work very nicely for hand sewing these hexagons together.

More 1" hexagons, again on a 10" background square:

A comparison of the 1" hexagons with some smaller 5/8"  and 1/2" (4/8") hexagons which I just completed. The smaller hexagons are more difficult to piece together because of their size.

Again, this is on a 10" background square, so you get an idea of the size. The small yellow flower is 2 5/8" across it's widest point.

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching:

Slow Sunday Stitching

Monday, September 26, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching #5

It's been a while since I posted progress on my English Paper Piecing (EPP) hexagons.

These are all 1" hexagons that I have hand pieced over the past couple of months. From working on them on the airplane, to piecing while watching TV, it's a great stress reliever. Progress is slow, but I managed to piece a dozen flowers.

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathys Quilts

Slow Sunday Stitching

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Let's Bee Social #145

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It All Adds Up Quilt-A-Long #4

Here are my latest PLUS blocks for the APQ quilt along

Mostly pinks this time, with a few purples. Another 27 blocks, added to the 72 I have already made, putting me at 97 blocks made so far, out of a few minutes sewing here and there, all from my scrap bins.

Linking up with Blossom Heart Quilts Sew Cute Tuesday
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Also linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts 

Let's Bee Social #121

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Stash #5 - Placemats

I'm one for quick projects, and what could be faster than a placemat panel.  I picked up these two fabrics late December hoping to make some holiday gifts.  I just found the bag I had put away so I wouldn't lose it!

A set that would make a lovely fall place setting. A got 12 of these, thinking a set of 4 would make a nice gift.

And I just love these amaryllis plants that bloom in the December season. A set of 4 would be a lovely table setting for the winter months. Just batting, backing, some quilting, and then the binding, and voila, a quilted placemat.

Linking up with Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

It All Adds Up Quilt A Long #3

I continue to rummage through my scraps looking for pinks and purples to make my scrappy plus blocks.  I've found many more scraps than I ever thought I had laying around, and most of the scrappy piles had a few pinks and purples I could use.

Here is my next batch of blocks I have made:

Mostly purples, but I managed to find a few pinks.  I am really enjoying making these, and finding all these wonderful fabric scraps to use up.

Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts

Also linking up with Let's Bee Social #120

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching #4

Here are a couple of more hexagon flowers.  The larger are 1" and the smaller are 1/2".

I like how the colors play with the shape.

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Sitching. It's important to take time to enjoy the quilting journey.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Sunday Stash #4 - Oval Pink Kona

I don't often run across something I just gotta have for my stash, but this hot pink Kona cotton with the oval weave caught my eye.

And not being shy, figuring I'd never find this again, I decided to splurge on 4 yards!  It was on the markdown rack, next to a teal version.  The teal didn't grab me like this pink did. Normally solids can be a bit hum drum, but add this texture to the hot pink and it became "Wow!"  

It really glistens in the light.  Just a bit will add that special sparkle to a quilt and I want to make a pile of  sparkly quilts with this fabric.

Linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash