Monday, November 23, 2015

Design Wall Monday: Hexagons

I am English Paper Piecing hexagons!

My quilt guild challenge this year was to make a piece that included shapes and the color blue. I used the book The New Hexagon by Katja Marek as the basis for my incorporation of shapes.
Rhombus, Trapezoid, Triangle, Parallelogram, Hexagon, Rectangle, Square
I used different colors to highlight the geometric shapes I used within each hexagon. The background fabric looks like a starry night. 

Of course, for the back I had to use something else about monkey astronauts?!!!

Another hexie project I have been working on is this:
I hand-pieced most of this while on a cruise this summer. The line of fabric is called Caravan, designed by Jennifer Young for Benartex Fabrics. It is so fun to chose a particular design repeat in the fabrics for a stunning effect. 

So far it measures approximately 26 inches around. I will add more hexagons, but not until after the holidays.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times here:

Monday, August 24, 2015

A New Baby Quilt!

This morning, Miss Emma Lynn was born into my niece's family.
Of course she needs a quilt!
Her mommy requested light yellow, light purple,
and light grey for nursery colors.
The theme is Giraffes,
and Birds!
Here is the completed quilt!

This was a very fun quilt to make, from choosing fabrics (purple is not an easy color to find this year) to designing the pattern! Husband drew the animals for me, and Daughter was the design consultant (she has a really good eye).

I machine quilted this one, my first time trying a free motion design! I used minky on the back with no batting. It is a cute and cuddly quilt for Emma!

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Graduation Quilts 2015

My church has four students graduating from high school this year. Here are the quilts that were presented on June 7.

The first is a double bow tie pattern: each block contains two bow ties.

The second is a single bow tie, also known as an hour glass block, set in a modern layout.

The third is a split nine patch block, set in a barn raising pattern.

The fourth one is a four patch block set on point with sashing and cornerstones.
I was not paying attention when the ladies put this one together. The center block is the only one that is turned the correct way. All the blocks were supposed to be set diagonally, like that center block. That way it looks like the diamonds are dropping from the top of the quilt.
My daughter received this quilt; I offered to take it apart and remake it the correct way, as well as machine quilt it, but she said no, she wants it in its original form.
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