Sunday, January 19, 2014

Slow Slow Stitching

Thought I would update you on my hexie quilt today.  If you have ever worked with hexies you know it involves slow slow stitching.  I did make progress this week, in that I started to assemble my medallion block.



This evening, the plans are to add a few more black background hexies to a few more flowers, so that they will be ready to attach. My goal is attaching four more flowers, not sure that will happen but I like to work towards a goal.
 
 
 This morning, while the sun is shining bright I am marking some blocks on my Quilt of Valor so that I can get it closer to going into the hoop.


25 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have some wonderful plans for slow stitching.... enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Kathy, In between regular projects so why not a bigger slow down than usual. Love my hexies for those kinds of days.

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  2. I love *love* working with hexies! Is it a Grandmother's Garden you're working on? It's beautiful! You should link this up to sarahdidit.blogspot.com/2014/01/help-for-hexie-aholics-and-feline-friday.html -- she's got a hexie linky party going on that involves prizes!! Cats are at the top of the post, but scroll down and you'll find the hexies! Tell her Denise :) sent you!! :)

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    1. I will check it out! These are not for a grandmother's flower garden. It is a medallion quilt that is being designed as I go, so I am not really sure where it is heading. It's like doing a mystery quilt but I have the final say so. Thanks for stopping by Denise.

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  3. Haven't done a hexie project yet but I see appliqued hexie flowers on a border in my future :) I usually enjoy the process of quilt marking but this block I am working on now has me dreading the quilting... but it will be beautiful when I learn the pattern... just requires lots of concentration! lol Anyway, thanks for sharing with us what you are up to! Have a blessed Sunday Kathi

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    1. I will be looking forward to your appliqued hexies. A great way to try them out, but I must warn you that they are a bit addictive. You have me curious as to what you are hand quitling looking forward to seeing that too!

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  4. Wow! I love the hexie flowers on black. Very striking! I can think of a lot of lovely names for this quilt. Do you already have one in mind?

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    1. No not yet, but ideas are always welcome! This is what I can best describe as a mystery self round robin quilt. No idea where it is going, when or why. It might be a little crazy, maybe I should name it Masterpiece Mystery! Can you tell I am looking forward to Masterpiece Mystery tonight when Sherlock comes back to life. LOL

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  5. Always nice to have some sunshine...rare lately! :)

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  6. I love the black on this. So fun to create things as you go. Love to see how you are marking for quilting. Looking forward to seeing that evolve.

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    1. I had some yardage of black and I like black so that is what I used. I can't wait to have this frame for the medallion block finished. It is going to be bigger than I had in my mind, so I am not sure how it will look till it is fully assembled. Then beyond that, I have no thought, I am hoping once I figure out what I will do in the applique block in the center that I will have an idea which way to go. That is what I am hoping for anyway!

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  7. Love seeing these set in black, very pretty.

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  8. the black background will made the flowers shine. Happy stitching!

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  9. Wow! Your hexies are beautiful. Love the black background. Good job on the Quilt of Valor - such a good cause. Very nice work!!!!

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    1. I sure am having fun with these hexies! I agree it is good to give to those that sacrifice so much for us!

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  10. Always love to see your wonderful projects.:)

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    1. Thanks Audrey! It is nice to have a variety of things going. Tomorrow it will be back to marking and basting my QOV.

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  11. I'm really enjoying seeing your progress on your hexi project!

    I originally intended my hexies to be a travel project, but I confess that there are times when I just don't feel like wrestling my quilt in the hoop ... it's nice to have something quick and easy so I can continue to work with my needle and thread. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I baste while I travel but to sew them together, I prefer to be at home. My hands are tired tonight, stitched all afternoon off and on. I am out of the background hexies to go any further, so this project will wait till I get some more basted. Tomorrow will bring marking and pin basting the next quilt to go into the hoop. I will be using my new Barnett hoop for the first time so that is exciting.

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  12. Your hexies look fab on the black. You have some soothing slow stitching ahead. Thanks for linking to Hexie Weekend.

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  13. I love those hexies on the black background!

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    1. Thanks Ginny, It is sort of a mystery quilt as I am not sure where I am going, but I am enjoying all the stitches.

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