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Plaid hexagon quilt in a low volume way

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Posting my progress on No. 7 from my 2019 UFO Challenge list.  This flimsy went together easily given the fact that I hadn't assembled a hexagon quilt before. As a stash buster, it chewed through my entire collection of low volumes.  When I tried to find more woven plaids, I have learned they have fallen out of popularity. While that may be, I have fallen hard for this understated look.  I finished the backing and wound that and the flimsy onto baseboards for sandwiching.   The dark blue plaid will be centered   Linking up with  patchworktimes  for the UFO Challenge and quiltingismorefunthanhousework .  The second quilting challenge I am loosely following on FB is the American Patchwork and Quilting challenge of the same name. The UFO number is 3 - Bento Box quilt. I am going to make this with another fabric combination.  Bento Box Block The number prompt for February on this group is 6, meaning my magnolia needlepoint which is perfect because part of the month I w

Marking lines and making a mini

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With the weekend devoted to a burst of creative activity, I made another mini quilt for the month for a cat lover co-worker. The thrift gods had dropped this Laurel Burch fabric in a remnant bag found at SPCA Thrift. It seemed perfect for her. I like how it has a stained glass or windowpane effect. I also can't get enough of the midnight blue batik fabric I've used as the border and binding that came in a thrifted quilt kit.  Backed in a large scale dragonfly print It was the first time I had quilted with two different colors, being purple on the front and pink on the back. I then hand bound it in dark blue thread. Oh, the travesty of it all! *grins* Turning my attention back to my Composition quilt, I had the first set of lines quilted but needed to mark the next round. I was able to use the long work bench as the weather cooperated ( not being too cold in the garage ). I put my music on shuffle while line marking.  I was glad to be able to turn my attention to this

Fitting in a Feedsack and taking home a topsy turvy

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Having received my box o' goodness from an online auction site, detailed here , the partial feedsack kit caught my eye. I was able to finish this mini or cubicle wall cover, as I like to call them, in one afternoon. Interesting that mystery quilter didn't use all of the precuts in this project. I used nearly all of the remnants, save for a few small pieces.  This is the first year I have planned out my quilting projects, looking realistically at what I can finish with my limited amount of sewing time.  I am pleased with my progress on my No. 3 on the challenge list of the plaid hexagon quilt. The body is done with the scraps I had on hand. I can finish off the borders of the hexagons with what I have left but the flimsy will need some plumping up to make it bed-sized.  A quilty observation - oh, how my tastes have changed as I gain experience in this craft. At first, pretty much all the quilts I saw I thought were wonderfully amazing. Now, with my venturing further int

Project challenges and the plaid hexagon quilt

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First month's draw on my list of  January-2019-ufo came up No. 7, the plaid/batik half hexie quilt. Project revision after fabric pull,  low volume plaid hexagon.  The Mr. gave me a gift card to a fabric retailer so I ordered a hexagon ruler, a Gutermann thread collection, surfboard print flannel fabric as backing for the remnants of my Hawaiian shirt hoarder fabric ( the HSHSurfboard quilt ), and some stork embroidery scissors. After I sorted out my plaid remnants, the Mr. helped me choose this assortment.  I found a FB group that posts a challenge similar to the one I have committed to  American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge . I  have decided to choose between the two. I have made great progress on this quilt top. My No. 3 is a Bento Box quilt, a nice change from hexagon.   In light of my move to quality thread, I went through my thrifted thread collection and culled even more. There are some colors I like to have, required in mending.  I had collected too many