Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It's A Finish! and WW10

I finished the quilt I started in Barb V's Hex-Vex workshop in 2015! I'm calling it "Hexie Heaven." 

I used a dark red fabric with a very fine black stripe as the binding. I love the way those Tumbling Blocks pop! 

There are lots of favorite fabrics in this quilt. The red/white "I Pledge Allegiance" is one, the brown and pink toile is another. The golfer fabric in the star was a freebie at a guild meeting. I don't golf but the scale and size were right, lol!

See the yellow/red Ely & Walker calico? When we bought our house in 1971 that fabric was a kitchen curtain left by the previous owner. The red/yellow Provincial stripe was a gift from fellow-blogger Vivian when we were making stars for Barbara B's Stars In A Time Warp QAL. 

The dress form fabric reminds me of all the sewing I did as the family seamstress so many years ago.

And the blue star with little doggies around the edges was made by my dear friend Rachel :)

This is the fabric I put on the back. Thank you, Susan! Barbie Vanderfleet-Martin did the quilting for me in a very pretty floral/leafy pattern which you can see when you click on the photo. 

I'm a little behind making my Westering Women blocks but did manage to finish #10 Rocky Mountain Chain. I followed the color combination Becky Brown did for Barbara B's blog. Thanks, Becky!

Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer



  1. What a wonderful collection of fabrics. It's amazing how we can remember when and where we have collected them. I have many of those Ely-Walker prints too. And I still actually like them. What a beautiful finish to finish the year!

  2. That's an awesome quilt Barbara ! Congratulations !

  3. I LOVE it! what a fun mix of fabrics. woo hoo!

  4. I posted it on the FWB FB page, hope that's okay.

  5. Simply wonderful- what great memories stitched in this quilt! :)

  6. Your hexie quilt sparkles and love hearing about the memories that go with it.. quilts certainly do have a story to tell!

  7. Oh it turned out beautifully! I recognize a lot of my favorite fabrics too. What a treasure trove. It's like an I spy of favorite fabrics! Good job!