A Few More Half Hexie Stars

In between everything else I have going on, I have been working on the half hexie stars. I need about a million more stars, so I just work on them whenever I don’t have any other handwork pressing. I especially need white background stars so I have been concentrating on those fabrics lately. One problem … Continue reading “A Few More Half Hexie Stars”

Interesting Half Hexie Progress

I’d love to say this piece was in the finishing process, but it is so far from the finishing process that lying wouldn’t even cover what I was doing. I am, however, working on this piece. It is slow going, which is fine when I don’t have other handwork that I must do. Recently, I … Continue reading “Interesting Half Hexie Progress”

Half Hexie Progress

My half hexie EPP project has been languishing while I knit and sew on bindings, and do other handwork. It seems that I last posted about this project in July of 2017. I can’t believe I haven’t worked on it since then. I have been looking for the diamond papers I know I have that … Continue reading “Half Hexie Progress”

A Few More Hexie Stars

I have been working on the half hexie stars a tiny amount. They take a long time, as I have said. I finally was able to cut some more backgrounds, so I have been focusing on making background stars. I’ll have to see when I can add more stars to the larger piece. Making the … Continue reading “A Few More Hexie Stars”

Hexies on the Mind

Gerre talked a bit about putting the Merit Hexies together in a project at the last meeting. This discussion was swirling around in my mind when I went looking through my media library (where all the photos I have posted to the blog live). Yes, I posted this photo back in February 2014, but with … Continue reading “Hexies on the Mind”

Top Complete: Attack of the Hexies

Yes, yesterday I finished the last details I needed to do to prepare the top for quilting. The tasks required were: Finish back Make binding Trim top Stay stitch Saturday was a busy day, because I attended the CQFA meeting. I stayed after the meeting to sew with Sonja, Angela and Rhonda. It is good … Continue reading “Top Complete: Attack of the Hexies”

Hexies Return

The last time I seemed to have written about this Flower Sugar Hexagon project was way back in 2011. I didn’t think that much time had flown by, but Pam has made two hexagons, so I guess it has. My design walls have been empty for several weeks while I work on small projects; the … Continue reading “Hexies Return”

26 Projects 2019 n.2

Finished 2019 Quilt Projects Not much so far, but I am working on it. Stepping Stones n.2 – finished January 1, 2019 Finished 2019 Non-Quilt Projects This category covers bags, toys, aprons and knitting as well as other non-quilt projects. Alison’s Bag – finished 1/2019 All Rolled Up Tote – finished 1/13/2019 Beth’s Flapper Apron … Continue reading “26 Projects 2019 n.2”

BAMQG IRR in Process Again

I am a little sick of the Half Hexie Star project, so I switched to Big Stitching the BAMQG IRR. It never ceases to amaze me how much progress I make when I actually work on a project. It has been awhile since I worked on it and it is a nice break from EPP. … Continue reading “BAMQG IRR in Process Again”

More Juggling Balls

I finally got one whole juggling ball to the point where I can stuff it close it. I didn’t use the same method of basting I use with the half hexies. I only basted through the fabric, not through the paper. This was recommended by the All Points Patchwork author, Diane Gilleland. It doesn’t feel … Continue reading “More Juggling Balls”

Pentagon Juggling Balls

I am absurdly pleased with how these halves came out. Some parts of sewing them into a 3D shape were not easy, but not too difficult either. As mentioned, I used a mini-charm pack so the backs don’t look as tidy as my half hexies do. I don’t care. I am using pretty supplies I have. … Continue reading “Pentagon Juggling Balls”

Book Review: All Points Patchwork

All Points Patchwork: A Complete Guide to English Paper Piecing Quilting Techniques for Making Perfect Hexagons, Diamonds, Octagons, and Other Shapes by Diane Gilleland Buy this book if you have any interest in English Paper Piecing (EPP). It is a very comprehensive work. From drafting blocks to sewing, everything is included. You will go from … Continue reading “Book Review: All Points Patchwork”

26 Project Review…Again

I am making progress. Going on Retreat helped, but it’s still frustratingly slow. I have to appreciate that I am still able to make some kind of progress. I also have to think about what speed would NOT be frustratingly slow. DH reminded me that life is not all about sewing. What does he know? … Continue reading “26 Project Review…Again”