Wednesday, October 8, 2014

two posts this morning

uploaded the pictures on my camera still have alot to learn on how blogger works but getting there. below on the other post are pictures of the ufo's i am finishing and working on.

The embroidery and embellished quilt is being worked on off and on.
The fabric is hand dyed flannel sheets from a local nursing home. Doing a landscape type-hope to get it done soon as I started in last november.

Joanne's had a sale on quilt bats so I am going to try warm and naturals new bat that is polyester and feels similar to warm and natural. Want to see how it machine quilts and if it is a little more puffier. The package claims it is easy to use and stitch on....we will see!

Joined a hexagon group on facebook and have been seeing some wonderful work. At least one hexagon quilt is done. I could not match the muslin used in it and started to hate all the different shades of white. Made the decision to finish up what I had done. Of course, I started another.

I keep running outside as a full moon eclipse is underway really something. A red moon!!

working on packing moving to the house in November. The people downstairs have a lease until november 5th, lets hope they leave sooner. Moving this time of year is tricky-winter is knocking on the door. So hope to get a few of these done before the move so I don't lose all the parts and pieces.

The book pages I photographed were just some more examples of hexagons. I have had this book forever and still am impressed with the quilts. Some of these look like they were made this year! Hard to believe they are as old as they are. In blog land many newer "modern quilters" should shout out whats old is new again!"


picture heavy historical hexies misc

bought this quilt bat, has polyester and maybe more fluffy.

good shot of binding and xtra strip

wish i had a place to hang these best i could do for a picture

going to try this batting for the first time

hand embroider and embellished getting there.

quilting and appliqued flowers

used rick rack for basket handles

extra faux cording stripe was going to sew yellow rick rackon it- nope buttons added instead

view of faux mint green faux cording strip

much better with added appliques on border

adore this quilt and the design.
 pictures from 1980's book treasury of american quilts by carter houk hexagons. pictures have a glare due to glossy pages. tried and tried to get rid of it but couldn't figure out if it was even possible.

start sewing--around and around we go!

this quilt used them in the center medallion style

the flowers are hexagon flower-ettes

back cover showing hexagon flowers