Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ta-Da! Lots of Hexies and WW7

I feel like I've been on a 2-week sewing vacation while watching the Olympics. I've accomplished so much :)


I finished the hexie top which I started in Barb V's workshop last October :) One of my favorite fabrics is the baseball player on the right. It looks just like my great grandfather, Frank Hankinson. 


Great similarity, don't you think? 


I put many of my favorite fabrics in this quilt. Rachel made the blue star with little dogs along the outer edges. How cute! 


I've been making Morris hexies on a weekly basis. I chose the alternate version of #12 Hampton Court because it had fewer pieces and a large center to showcase a favorite bird.


My first try at #13 Oxford Rose but I wasn't thrilled with the way those swirls came together in the center.


So I made another with completely different fabrics.


#14 Canterbury was fun to make because the fabrics worked really well together. 


#15 Kelmscott Tile is another alternate block with fewer pieces and larger diamonds. In the past I've had a hard time finding a use for that feathery Hoffman fabric but it finally seemed a good fit as the outer diamonds


And here is #7 Courthouse Rock in the Westering Women series. These pretty coordinating fabrics are from Barbara B's Alice's Scrapbag by Moda. 

Have a great week everyone!




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Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer




8 comments:

  1. Oh how wonderful! I am always sad at the end of the Olympics but I'll bet you keep up your momentum!

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  2. OMG !! I love your quilt as I love Barb's one ! You used great fabrics and I think to be in the same Barb's spirit, we have to use unusual fabrics like dogs and the baseball player !
    Bravo !
    I'm late but very late for my hexies...well hum, I prefer finish my blocks swap and my Gwennie Medallion !

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  3. oh,that looks very good,congratulations to this beauty,susi

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  4. Gorgeous finish - and such a personal touch that your great grandfather seems to be in there too! Always such a treat to see all the fabrics you use - makes me itch to dive into the stash and start something!

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  5. Wonderful finish on your hexie - i too love the baseball player ! what a great fabric.
    Your other EPP look great and the WW too - you really earned a gold medal!

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  6. Wonderful blocks and amazing hexies. You used some fantastic fabrics and you're right, there is an incredible resemblance of your great grandfather and the fabric. Very cool.

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  7. I'm making a similar quilt, but only doing stars, tumbling blocks and single fabric blocks. None of them are sewn to each other yet, but I love see your version to motivate me!

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