2016 Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Modern Hexies

It’s been a slower than usual for quilt finishes this year but I have one I’m proud of and would like to share here. But first, welcome to my blog! It’s a new-ish blog and a modest one at that, but you’ll find that I work hard to quilt every day. This is where I record progress, triumphs, and sometimes failures.

I am entering my Modern Hexies in the Modern Quilt Category. It’s cunningly called “Modern Hexies.”

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It was made for an exhibit of traditional blocks made modern for a display my guild did at another guild’s quilt show. I had a beautiful spectrum of greys leftover from a few previous quilts so I put those to good use.

Original blog post with loads of details is HERE.

The Blogger’s Quilt Festival will run September 19th through September 31st.  Check out AmysCreativeSide to view all the beautiful quilts linked up. There are lots of categories filled with inspiration!

My other entry for this year is “Get to Know Me” in the mini quilt category.

Here are links my quilt entries from last year, my first time ever joining in.

Fall 2015: Untitled (Modern category)

Fall 2015: Ugly Xmas Sweater Quilt (Original Design category)

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2016 Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Modern Hexies

2016 Blogger’s Quilt Festival – “Get to Know Me” mini quilt

It’s been a slower than usual for quilt finishes this year but I have one I’m proud of and would like to share here. But first, welcome to my blog! It’s a new-ish blog and a modest one at that, but you’ll find that I work hard to quilt every day. This is where I record progress, triumphs, and sometimes failures.

 

I am entering my self-portrait in the Mini Quilt Category. It’s called “Get To Know Me.”

 

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“Get to Know Me” 2015, 20″ x 18″

Quilt Stats:

Lifetime quilt no. 48

Number of pieces: 21

made in the week between Christmas 2015 and New Year’s Eve.

Submitted to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria self portrait contest. Details HERE.

 

The Blogger’s Quilt Festival will run September 19th through September 31st.  Check out AmysCreativeSide to view all the beautiful quilts linked up. There are lots of categories filled with inspiration!

 

My other entry for this year is “Modern Hexies” in the modern quilt category.

Here are links my quilt entries from last year, my first time ever joining in.

Fall 2015: Untitled (Modern category)

Fall 2015: Ugly Xmas Sweater Quilt (Original Design category)

If this is your first visit to my blog and you are interested in ways to follow along on my quilting adventures, you can find me on Bloglovin’Instagram, add me to your feedly reader or get my blog sent right to your email inbox by entering your email address on the right sidebar. Thanks for visiting my blog.

2016 Blogger’s Quilt Festival – “Get to Know Me” mini quilt

Day 380

Felt SO MUCH happier today. I popped across town to visit my longarm and decided somewhat randomly to quilt one of my long languishing quilts. This is my grey tea leaves quilt, started in April 2014. I finished the top pretty quickly I think…I didn’t know what to quilt in the blocks so I quilted all the white in between space while I agonized about the rest of it.

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Here a picture that shows the white areas. The quilt hasn’t been washed yet but it’s going to look fabulous when it is! And this is a colour picture btw.

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It’s been ages since I sewed. I think. Can’t remember specifically.

I’m itching to start new projects but being firm about finishing some languishing projects first. In anticipation of starting a new project (yay! can’t wait!) I played tonight to cheer myself up. I used my blue pile because WHY is that always the biggest pile of fabric? Blue isn’t even my favourite colour!

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I’ve been looking forward to this one for a couple of years now. Except that each block takes 60 coloured squares, 60 background squares and 24 HST. To make this with my favourite 2.5″ squares I need three inch squares for the HST. Which I’ve allowed to be a stumbling block for oh, a couple of years now.

Unless I change the design.

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Trying it with some background squares (all low volume vs low volume and solid neutral.)

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What about some value play? Obviously I need a better pull from my stock of squares but it’s enough to get the idea.

Or this version?

Still mulling over the possibilities, details, and math of both blocks and layouts.

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Today was an #mqgsewday, where members of the MQG share whatever they’re sewing on Instagram. Watching kids does not make for easy sewing so I went for the tidying of sewing supplies. I have a bin of random craft/sewing/art stuff in the garage and a sort of similar bin downstairs. Husband has been agitating for paring down so with not being able to sew,  I tried to see exactly what I have.

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In-process arial shot.

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Drafting tools and supplies, drawing and art supplies, three sizes of pipe cleaner including actual cleaners for pipes, old phone wire, beading wire, random: patches, snaps, and embroidery hoops, a third tracing wheel (never opened), two different styles of reverse tweezers, wool felt of three kinds, acrylic felt of two kinds, calculator from grade eight, school box from grade six, lighting gel sample book from university, wooden spool collection, random zippers (mostly huge, separating and/or ugly colours), car seat strap webbing from B’s car seat, styrofoam balls leftover from a hallowe’en costume three years ago, etc, etc.

Ta-done! One empty bin. Ran out of label tape at the crucial moment though.

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Found some thing I’ll never use:

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What is “sanforizing” anyway? Just looked it up; very cool.

A close up for my fellow Canadians!

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I went to university with a girl from St. Marys.

And I found a 6 inch scrap of honest to goodness gold braid. Woven with metal wires, and I have no idea where it came from.

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