Feline Friday is hosted every friday and HELP for Hexie-aholics is hosted on the 17th of each month. We hope you'll join us!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

HeLP for Hexie-aholics - 6/17/18

Hello! Hello! And welcome to the latest edition of Hexie Linky Party for Hexie-aholics!!

Have you been stitching anything new and exciting recently? You may recall that I finished my Lion several weeks ago. My original plan has been to make a single quilt with all the animals in it together but then I changed my mind. Women's prerogative, right??!!


This was the first quilt that I free motion quilted ... on a machine that didn't lower the feed dogs. It's not my best work but it's my first and it's been hanging in the same place in my quilt lab for the last 10 years. Time for a change...

Aslan the Lion


That is sew much better!!!


And with that it was time to start on the peacock! The papers were separated, matched with the fabrics and placed in baggies.

Percy the Peacock

I worked on it gangbusters for a while but I also promised Lisa I wouldn't finish before her and she has 2 cross stitch pieces to finish for her grandkids first so I've set it aside for now.

I've been working on Zag & Zig but it's really in my best interest to get working on the quilt for our next hexie club quilt exhibit at the Arts Council...I have 442 days left to design, stitch, quilt and bind it. For next years exhibit we are all going to make the same size wall hanging but the fabrics, colors, shapes, etc are up to the quilter. I want to take a picture of Zorro and convert it into a quilt using EQ7. First things first, I need to pick a photo so before I commit to Z, I better make sure I have a decent photo...

And now it's your turn to share! What projects have you been working on or dreaming up? Any UFO, PIG or WIP counts as does any paper shape. Looking forward to your links, especially since this whole comment thing is still a disaster.




Friday, June 15, 2018

Feline Friday - 6/15/18

Momma has been laying on her bed reading for a few minutes after work each day...

Don''t forget your sunglasses for the bright green walls!
Momma and I love them.

..It makes the perfect napping spot for me.

You don't think the cuddling will go to her head do you?




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday Weather Report #56 - 6/13/18

Hello! It's been a crazy week here at CasaGrande and I'm afraid I haven't accomplished much of anything other than laundry. The one thing I made sure to work on was my new weather quilt!

56 - 68 - 73 - 72 - 69 - 71 - 76 F

It was a mish mash of weather in the last week but the weather gods are calling for 80's in the coming weeks so it will get more summer like. I've included the month so far there on the right so you can see how it will be on the quilt - 12 columns, 1 for each month.


I haven't really worked on this next project much recently but this is the first chance I've had to share it with you. I'm basically working on this quilt that I found on Pinterest but I'm breaking it down into portable pieces where the original designer is working on 1 complete row at a time. This should be a good project to leave at work or take camping.


Meet Zig and Zag. Or is it Zag and Zig? Who knows. Anyway....I'll be using the stack of 2.5" squares that have accumulated from using the Scrap Therapy system as well as cutting up the smaller pieces of my strip bins while I also cut more jewel heart shapes. Scrappy projects rule!

It's been a very freeing project to put any ole fabric next to any other fabric, just trying not to put too much of one color side by side.


I also found a use for some of my Oui yogurt pots...the 1" papers fit perfectly. Now I just have to order a few of the lids so my papers don't go flying...