Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hexie Dress

My next project?  I don't think so, but I do love it!  This image came from Mark Lipinski's Facebook page.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We Have a Book Cover!

TA DAH!!!! Peggy and I are so excited!  Here's the cover of our new book - Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts.  Love that green color!

It will be published in Spring, 2013!  YAY!  YAY!  YAY!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Becky Goldsmith's Hexies

Are these not the cutest hexie flowers you've ever seen?  Becky Goldsmith is one half of the infamous Piece O'Cake designers.  She plans to use these as flower centers.

I love her use of modern, graphic fabrics.  And the fussy cutting!  Beautiful!

Thanks Becky, for letting me share your work....

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Father's Shirts

Sorry for the long break.  My father died on September 2 and my life was a bit upside down for a couple of weeks.  I brought home all his shirts to make quilts for my mother, my brother, and myself.

I've been playing around with the shirts a bit, trying different patterns and techniques.  The fabric is very thin and flimsy.  Even with heavy starching, they are hard to work with.  Then the light bulb went off!  HEXIES!  Of course!

One big hexie centered on a square of fabric.  Nice and graphic.  Simple (important since I'm making three of these quilts).  And our hexie technique works so well with any fabric!  So glad I have my decision on how to use the fabric.  Let the cutting and sewing begin!

By the way Peggy and I should hear ANY DAY NOW about the publishing date for our hexie book!  You'll be the first to hear and to see the cover!  Stay tuned!