Sunday, December 1, 2013

Back from Texas


We headed to Texas for Thanksgiving this year to have Thanksgiving with my son and his family. We had made a stop at the George W Bush Library. It was such a beautiful day and we really enjoyed the library.

Here I am outside the replica of the oval office in the rose garden. 

I took my hexie project along and got alot of hexies basted and even got a few flowers assembled. 

Today I decided to outline these shapes on my Red and Green Quilt. Then it will be onto binding it.

I also decided to use this pattern that came in the latest issue of Quiltmaker magazine as a the center medallion on my hexie quilt. Hope you had some time to fit in some  stitching. You can see what others are doing over at Kathy's blog.
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16 comments:

  1. looks like you got a bit done on your short trip. Haven't seen the library yet and plan to whenever we go to that area next - maybe next year!

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  2. So many wonderful hand stitching projects going on at your house!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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    1. Yes, sometimes I get overwhelmed, but then I just remember how much I enjoy it and focus on what is on the agenda for the day. So thankful to have such a wonderful hobby!

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  3. I liked the quilt in Quiltmaker, but never occurred to me to use just part of it. Very creative.

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    1. As I flipped thru the magazine it just happened to speak to me. I want to add a bit of wool applique to it, something I have never done before. Learning just never ends

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  4. Lovely to see family - thankfully my eldest son doesn't live too far away and I can see him often.

    I really like the pattern you have chosen for the center medallion - very nice!

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    1. Thanks Ellen, this will kill three birds with one stone, a medallion quilt, a hexie quilt, and wool applique. Sure hope it turns out as well as how I see it in my head.

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  5. I love your hexies! Did you piece them together in the car? I haven't tried that - just basting in the car. I think that will make a fantastic center medallion for your hexi quilt ... can't wait to see it start to take shape. I would like to see the GWB Library ... just not sure when we will be in Texas.

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    1. I pieced in the hotel room just in basted in the car. I didn't know that I could work very long in the car, but I kind of got into a rhythm. It sure did make the trip seem to go faster. I am glad we stopped to see the library, so interesting and seeing that piece of steel from 9/11 was touching. The decision point theater was very interesting!

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  6. I like that pattern in Quiltmaker, also; being new to applique--do you quilt blocks "over" the appliqued pieces or no...hugs, Julierose

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    1. I plan on making the medallion and then I will applique the pieced hexie border to it. So I will start with a larger piece of fabric. Once the hexie border gets appliqued to it I will trim the center block to a quarter inch seam like the hexies. Then the whole thing will get sandwiched and quilted like a regular quilt. Anyway that is the plan!

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  7. Love the hexie flowers with orange center. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Ivani, I love the cheddar centers too, they really brighten up the flowers.

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  8. Sounds as if you had a great Thanksgiving ...love those hexies and of course your red and green quilt too :)

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    1. It is always great to see family. I hope to post the finished red and green as soon I get the fabric for the binding and get it sewn on and down. It is suppose to get cold that always motivates me to get under a quilt.

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