Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Finish, Flirt Hexie Bag

     Yeah it's all done, my hand pieced Hexie bag made with a Flirt charm pack.  This is my first of many hexagon projects done with EPP.  I say many because I love this process and I joined a Flickr Sewing Bee group, Get Your Hex On.  I am really looking forward to seeing what each month brings from around the world!  There is a third group starting so if your interested go here.

Happy Hexing, Kristin

Linking up with Plum and June.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Fun Day

          It's been a busy week around here!  I have been cutting up bits of paper, coloring bits of paper and more cutting of bits of fabric....  This is what I've been up to.  Trying to figure out my blocks for the "Get Your Hex On" Bee Quilt.

  My inspiration is the fabulous quilt by  Broderie   called "Candied hexagons",  I Love, Love, Love this look.  Check out her blog, her work is AMAZING!!!

          I am using fabrics designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake called Polk A Dot Stitches.   Sew cute!    I picked it up on line from Crazy Quilt Girl Fabrics. Great service and same day shipping, Wow!

          In my first attempt I cut out pieces from freezer paper that I had run through the printer.  As it turned out some of the pieces were off by a millimeter which made the corners not match up in the end.  Lots of ripping of those teeny hand stitches which is really quite a bummer, but I got it together in the end.

           Had to remake a few pieces.  I love how the first block turned out.  I probably should have started with an easy one first.  : )
These are about 3 inches wide.   
Each triangle is 1 inch.....

What do you think??  Still looking for more hexagon ideas!

Happy sewing, K

Monday, February 11, 2013

Great Tip

This is my Hexie pile up, in the progress off getting them sew together and quilted!  

While doing a bit of browsing I came across this great tip.  GREAT TIP.

As a blog follower I love to write a quick note to show appreciation of other's quilts and projects, however, after I have got my text in, spelled correctly( most of the time : )), I get the word verification box.  Most the time I can not see it well enough to get it right and can't leave the message.  VERY frustrating!  Then I realized I had it too!  It was an auto function on blogger.  So I promptly turned it off and I NEVER get spam mail.    Any one else have this problem?  If so there is a great tip with step by step instructions to turn it off.

Happy Blogging, K