Friday, February 12, 2016

New Hexagon Update

Once again I am back after a long quilting brake! I took a 3 month break from quilting during the holidays and my son's birthday (We had a big party and I made so many decorations that I didn't have time for any quilting. But first birthdays only happen once). Then I picked quilting back up but didn't get into the swing for blogging.

I wanted to update you on my progress with The New Hexagon Quilt Along. I now have all of my rosettes done and I am working on filling the edges.

Rosette 4. This Rosette is made entirely of Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill fabric. This block took me to longest to complete and it fought me every step of the way and I seriously considered trashing it and starting it over many times, even after it was finally complete. I am interested to see it in the finished quilt with borders.

Rosette 7 This rosette is made entirely of Michael Miller's Birds & The Bees fabric. I really like the small heart print. It reminds me of candy.

Rosette 8 is a Tula Pink marriage of Bumble and Eden. I thought the two lines really played together well and I was extreamly happy with this block. It's one of my favorites.

Block 9 is another Tula Pink marriage. What can I say? I love Tula Pink. I think this is a super fun block.

10A is all cotton + steel and I think it's super cute. I was determined to get these adorable apples into this quilt somewhere.

10B is another cotton + steel block. I think it turned out really cute.

11A is actually the last rosette I completed and Im going to leave it as a surprise for the end. Just to keep everything fun.

11B is a Tula Pink Elizabeth rosette. It's very bold.

12A is another Cotton + Steel block. The sloths are too cute! (Could not get a good photo outside due to snow. By the time is stopped snowing it was already sewn in)

12B is Anna Maria Horner's Fibs and Fables. I love this block. So much so, that it dramatically influenced my fabric choices for a upcoming quilt. (Hint Hint)

I am also currently remodeling most of my home which has slowed my progress with finishing this quilt. I originally was hoping to have this quilt off to the quilter before I started the Sampler but when you are living in chaos with a toddler, not a lot of sewing can be done. Someday, in the not to distant fututre, it will all be worth it when I have all new floors, a refinished fireplace, and a beautiful kitchen.

 I am planning to begin The Splendid Sampler with everyone else on Valentines Day and I am looking forward to sharing my progress. I have picked a very bold pallet and I am excited to see where it takes me and how it comes together.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Princess Castle Pillow

I made this adorable little Castle pillow for a friend's daughter's 1st birthday. Every girl needs a little princess pink in her life right? I also recently bought a Cricut Explore and I wanted to try it out cutting fabric. So I designed the pillow in the Cricut software, cut out the fabric that way, and then did some hand embroidery to finish it off and give it something a little extra special.The fabric is all from my stash and scraps.

It's just a simple 16" pillow with an envelope back. I've had this tree print in my stash forever and I'm glad I finally got to use some of it and I really think it was perfect for the project. It's like the castle is  surrounded by pink and blue trees.I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New Hexagon Rosette 6

Here is Rosette #6! I used all Tula Pink fabrics from Prince Charming, Moonshine, Fox Field, True Color, and Elizabeth. i really love how the colors work together.

This is my progress with the quilt so far. I think it's going pretty well so far and I like how it's coming together.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I Want Her Stash August

My I Want Her Stash bundle for this month came yesterday. This month features Camille Roskelley. The colors are very cheery and make me think of summer. I love the Strawberry print with the printed red. I think this could be a very cute table runner and perhaps that's what I'll do with it eventually.

Monday, August 3, 2015

I Want Her Stash June & July

Several months ago I stumbled across the I Want Her Stash club but unfortunitly the program was full so I got wait listed. Then, last week I got an email saying a few spots had opend up and I could join the program! With even more good news, they sent an email saying that their were a few June bundles left and if I wanted one to let them know. Count me in!

For each month you get 16 fat-quarters, chosen by that months designer plus a pattern.

This is the June bundle chosen by Alison Glass and I love it! I already had a few of the prints in the bundle which just hits home that this bundle is right up my alley. I don't know how I'll use these fabrics yet. I don't know if I'll put out prints and use them here and there or if I'll keep the bundle together and do a small project.

This is the July bundle chosen by Amy of Nana Company. The majority of these prints aren't ones I would pick out for myself. I do like the colors and I think it would make a cute baby quilt so I might set these aside for the next time I need a pink baby blanket.

Is it to soon to start counting down the days till next months?

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Completed Tula Pink EEP

I actually had this done last weekend but I had to get some better pictures

Here it is! All done at last!

This is my very first English Paper Piecing project and I think it turned out so well!

I'm so glad that 100 Billion Stars was willing to share the information to make this quilt!

I wanted to back the quilt with that beautiful Elizabeth print in all 3 colors!

My good friend Joyce Ritter did the quilting and she payed so much attention to detail! She is a rock star!

And I love striped bindings so I was super glad there was a stripe print in Elizabeth that matched my border print!

Im definitely enjoying cuddling with this quilt and just looking at all the fun little fussy cuts hidden inside!

Friday, July 24, 2015

The New Hexagon Rosette 2

Here is Rosette Number 2 from the The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along. It is made from the Anna Maria Horner line Pretty Potent, except for the leopard print which is from her Field Study line. I would have been sharing it much sooner if I hadn't run out of the purple print with blue flowers and had to order more.

I'm really happy with this block and I'm glad to be making progress with the project! I can't wait till I have a few more blocks done and we can start to see it all come together!