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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching #10


Another week has gone by. I've had some time watching tv to hand stitch more hexagons. These are all 1" hexagons. I'm trying to make a dent in the big bag of 1" hexagons I hand basted, turning them into some flowers, before I move on to some of the other sizes that I have many basted as well.


These 1" hexagons are all wonderful shades of purple.

I took a jelly roll and found I could get 6 - 1" hexagons, and 6 slightly larger hexagons from the jelly roll, and from the space between the larger hexagons, I was able to get 11 or 12  smaller hexagons, around the 1/2" size. More of those I will post once I get them sewn up into flowers.


I'm trying to see how it goes by making some larger flowers, darker centers, with the colors fading towards the outside of the flower. This is sitting on a 10" square in the Sunday morning sun, streaming through the window.

Have you been slow stitching on Sunday?

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching:

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday Stash #8 - Text Prints

I just picked up the following 3 text prints, white and cream, to use for part of my neutrals in the En Provence,  A Quiltville Mystery :


On the left is "Winter Essentials II" by Studio e, Christmas text in white.

Right top is BasicGrey Juniper Berry in off-white,  Christmas handwriting - sayings and songs

Bottom right is BEE'Lieve in yourself! Bee Creative by Deb Strain.

What new fabrics have you added to your stash recently?

Linking up with Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles:

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching #9




These 1" hexagons are all wonderful pastel shades.

Here is a double blue batik flower in 1" hexagons.

Have you been slow stitching on Sunday?

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching:

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching #8

English Paper Piecing

It is true that practice, practice, practice is important. I'm starting to get the hang of sewing these english paper pieced hexagons together by hand. The more I do it, the faster I am getting at getting these hexagon flowers to come together.



These 1" hexagons are all wonderful shades of purple.

Have you been slow stitching on Sunday?

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching:

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And linking up to HeLP for Hexie-aholics - 11/17/16

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday Stash #7 - Big, Bright, Beautiful Florals

Another Sunday Stash

I was so excited to hear that as part of #SSwithMS, I won a subscription to Make Modern Magazine. My subscription starts with the December issue. I can't wait to look at the fabulous quilts in this Australian magazine.


Here are some floral prints that I am putting together a row by row quilt with. Let the fabrics do the work to create an impressive flower garden quilt.

Poppy Grove by Chong-Ahwang for Timeless Treasues Fabrics.


And Peonies by Chong-Ahwang for Timeless Treasues Fabrics.


These purple pansies are the Lovely line by Debbie Beaves for RJR Fabrics:



These red poppies are from Timeless Treasures - Poppy Grove.

And the red roses from Timeless Treasures Fabrics.

Northcott created "Lavender Market" that is a great purple flower.

Flora by Chong-Ahwang for Timeless Treasues.

These pink/red roses are "Rose - C8783" from Timeless Treasures Fabrics.

These large pink/red roses are "Rose - C8782" from Timeless Treasures Fabrics.

Looking at all these big, bold floral prints, I see a floral row-by-row quilt in my future. I just need something else to go with them, perhaps some green grass, grey pebbles, or something else to give space and contrast, just like in a formal garden.

Linking up with Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkes 

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Slow Sunday Stiching #7

English Paper Piecing

Here are 3 English Paper Pieced flowers I recently hand-sewed. All 1" hexagons, sitting on a 10" square background.


There is something nice about the red batik fabrics against a black center, reminds me of red poppies.

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching:

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sunday Stash #6 - Celebrate SSwithMS #200!

It's the time to celebrate 200 posts of Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.  What better way to celebrate than to shop for fabric!  And #SSwithMS is hosting a give away this week, for those of us in the USA.


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A set of 10 half yards in pinks and purples of Artisan Spirit Sandscapes - 5 pinks and 5 purples. It's got streaks of gold metallic running through each color - who doesn't like a little bit of glitter here and there all over their quilt blocks.


And another  set of 10 half yards in oranges and reds of Artisan Spirit Sandscapes. Picked these 20 1/2 yards up from Web Fabrics as their weekly special this past week. If you haven't used Web Fabrics you should check them out, their customer service is fabulous.


And a set of Stof music fabrics from Denmark.  These I got from Quilt Fabric Closeouts.


But you can never have enough music fabrics, and these white and cream fabrics caught my eye. The instrument fabric has little lines of gold in the instruments - again you gotta sprinkle some glitter throughout your quilts.


This musical instrument fabric caught my eye, it is in shades of gray and black. I tried taking the photos outside, but even the afternoon sun wasn't even across the entire fabric with all the trees and the low angle of the sun.


And this jumble of musical notes is actually a jet black with grey notes.  A great contrast to the white musical note fabric above. Black & white really go well together, especially when you through in a sprinkling of those glittery gold fabrics.


So check out the other bloggers on Sunday Stash and see what great new fabrics everyone is sharing, and see the great give aways being offered to celebrate Sunday Stash #200.  Also check out #SSwithMS on Instagram.  Of course, no one can compete with the stash of Molli Sparkles!