Monday, March 31, 2014

Another Side Excursion

My Indigo Hexies are still on track, but I have been tempted to take another side trip into the land of silk ribbon embroidery.  I was so dazzled by my friend Kim's artistry in this little fan block that I decided to take a class at City Quilter from favorite teacher Judy Doenias.  I learned many tricks that aren't available in most books, so I am off and running (in my rocking chair) with these lovely stitches.   I will post a photo when I have mastered the technique.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Missing One?

I have ten more appliqued this week.  If you notice a gap, it is because I wanted to include the cute little Yukata dragonfly below.   I may add a few more white hexies to show that it was a deliberate choice--not a mistake.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Showing Green

Everyone is Irish today!  I never wear green, but I have it all around my house.  This is a detail of a quilt I made years ago.  I have posted it here before, but I want to show it one more time.  I began my blog three years ago today!  And wouldn't you know that NYC is having a big parade!!!  

Grasscloth  2008

Monday, March 10, 2014

Side Trip

Took a little EPP side trip this week.  I had a delightful time with some charm packs I picked up.

Will get back on track with my Indigo hexies now...

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Morning Comment

Last week "Pretty little things" comment included a question about how I applique my hexies.  I use Jessica's paper clip method when I baste, which makes it easy to remove the papers.  Then I trim away the excess fabric.

I hide my knot inside the seam allowance and make my little applique stitches around the pinned in place hexie.  It's a good idea to bury the thread tail on the back when finishing, so that it will not shadow through the white background later.