Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blog Hop Schedule!

ARE YOU READY!? I am! I've planned a fun blog hop to help introduce Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts. I'm so excited!! Can you tell? :-) I want everyone to see how easy and fast hexies can be when made out of circles of fabric - no paper, no plastic pieces, no basting! Yay!

Each of the blog hop participants has a copy of the book to give away on their blog - lots of chances to win! I'll be the final stop on the hop, posting at BOTH of my blogs. And the prize I'll be giving away at the end of the blog hop is extra special.  Not only will you have a chance to win a copy of the book, but you might also win one of these:

Wouldn't you love to have an Accuquilt Go! Baby? But wait, that's not all!

I'll also include this circle die (and cutting mat) so you can start cutting circles to make hexies! FUN, FUN!!!

The blog hop starts MONDAY, JUNE 3! Don't miss it! Here's the line up:

Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts
Bloghop Schedule

June 3  Karen Griska at The Selvage Blog
June 4  Susan Cleveland at BlackberryCreek
June 5  Melinda Fulkerson at Melinda’s Blog
June 6  Victoria Findlay Wolfe at Bumblebeans Inc
June 7   Sew Cal Gal
June 8   Kelly Jackson at I Have A Notion
June 9   Pat Sloan
June 10  Julia Wood

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Rainbow of Hexies

This array of hexies just makes me smile! I took lots of my scraps, cut them in circles (with my handy dandy Accuquilt!), and did my hexie thing with them. What a great use for scraps! Some of these I made in Portland during our demo session. The rest I've made since I've been back - a few minutes here and a few minutes there. Before you know it I had tons!

This one has to be my favorite!

I use my FABULOUS Aurifil thread to make the hexies and to stitch them together.

I designed a new pattern (yes, since Portland!) and I could wait to use these hexies for it. I've already made a good start on sewing the hexies together this morning. Love it! Can't wait to share...

Monday, May 27, 2013

Quilting Outside

We are having gorgeous weather these days - hot, hot, hot and sunny. As soon as the shade covered part of the patio yesterday, I took my latest hand quilting project ( yup, you know it's a hexie quilt!) outside. How relaxing...  Have you ever quilted outside?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hexies at Quilt Market

Hexies were EVERYWHERE at Quilt Market! Here are a few of them; more tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Quilt Market!!!!

I'm back home from Quilt Market - a remarkable experience! That's Peggy there on the left and I'm on the right (looking very tired). And you probably know who that is in the middle - yes, the infamous Alex Anderson, who taught me to quilt, though she doesn't know it!

I learned to quilt by watching Alex's show, Simply Quilts, on HGTV as a stay-at-home mom. And now she and Ricky Tims do a great job of continuing their mission of sharing quilting with the world through The Quilt Show.

Alex happened across our demo of the Quick and Easy Hexie technique on Friday at Market. She LOVED the way we make hexies! She lingered for quite some time and told the shop owners watching our demo how wonderful our method would be to share at their shops. She turned to the AQS staff at the booth and told them, "This is FANTASTIC!"

Alex invited us to be on The Quilt Show, too! That will happen very soon! What fun we had - so excited to finally share this fun, fast, and easy technique with the quilt world!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hexie Jewelry

When I saw these necklaces online (here), I knew I had to have both colors! I mean, really? A HEXIE NECKLACE? I die...

Yes, I'll have them on (not at the same time!) at Quilt Market in Portland!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Lakeside Picnic

Here's another quilt from the book! Hexie blocks! Hexie border! Summertime goodness....

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Project

I really need to be finishing the other THREE projects that are in progress....but I had this quilt in my head and needed to get it out. Do you ever have a quilt in your head that's waiting patiently to come to life in fabric?

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Secret is Out!!!

Yes, we can finally share the secret of our Quick and Easy Hexie technique - it's all about the CIRCLE!

We start with a circle of fabric to make our FAST hexies! Don't worry - no math or geometry needed! It's simply a matter of a few stitches and in mere SECONDS, you have a perfect hexie ready to stitch into your next project.

If you're at the Portland Quilt Market, stop by the American Quilters Society booth for a demo. Or contact me about teaching at your guild. I promise it's very ADDICTIVE! Don't you want to add some Quick and Easy Hexies to your next quilt?

The technique is clearly illustrated in the book (right sidebar of blog), which also includes patterns for 12 projects, and helpful charts and hexie graph paper in the back.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's HERE!!!

I FINALLY have it! I'll be busy tomorrow shipping out copies to those who have pre-ordered!