I’m sitting here resting my bones and going through today’s photos – oh my goodness did we have a lot of fun!
One of the things I love to do is have a “show and tell” right at the end of lunch ---there are always Quilters who bring stuff they know I would love to see, and of course we ALL want to see, so it’s become a fun way of seeing what others have made, and getting to know more about each other while we finish up our lunches and rest ourselves from all of the power sewing we’ve done all morning long.
Today I was blown away by three friends (( Two are cousins-in-law – they are married to two guys who are first cousins with each other )) and another friend of theirs who have been working on hexie quilts with 3/8” hexies!
These are TINY!!
This little one is simply pieced with no worry about what goes where…just a sampling of favorite fabrics sewn into the tiniest little cutie ever! I wanted her finger in the photo to show just how small these hexies are.
You thought MY hexies were small? They feel like hub caps compared to these! Look!
Here are MY hexies draped over one of these wonderful minis….See what I mean? That’s the difference between 3/4” ((Mine)) and 3/8” ((Hers))
And just so you can see her whole piece…..are you WOW-ING Yet?!?
Closer yet --- there is my thimble placed by one of the rosettes. These aren’t the tiniest hexies ever, but I liked the size…I liked that even though they were small, there was somewhere for the seam allowance to go without it being super duper thick, and that I could still see just what each print was. You get too small, and things get bulky and print detail is lost.
One gal, inspired by the center panel of a medallion quilt, pieced her entire mini in shades of as many double pinks as she could find, with yummy random neutrals as the paths and centers. This week is STILL brought to you by the color PINK! :cD
Yep! You can still see what each and every print is! I’m betting you are looking to see if you have any of these in YOUR pink stash too, aren’t you? See my thimble there at the top?
This medallion is still under construction, and she is working at it in color rounds….and yes, my thimble is there too!
Don’t some of these fabrics look neat when they are cut small? And yes, some of them ARE fussy cut!
And since we are in a Hexie mood, I can share with you one of the quilts that Mary shared with me the first night I was in Bedford --- Oh you guys…look at this!
Wowser Wowser Wowser!
1930s & 1940s prints in color rounds with spokes! How she used her fabric is so interesting, I love how the planned parts fade out in the randomly placed fill in areas!
Doesn’t that final white edge look like rick-rack?!
I also love how the deep scalloped yellow border finishes everything off and gives a place for all the scrappiness to be contained, but still the scallops provide a softness, a gentle finish instead of stark straight edges. What a great quilt!
Mary is still at the shop. I’m just resting JUST A BIT --- and I’m not sure what we are doing for dinner tonight, but all the hard part is done. Tomorrow is a “Day Off” for both of us, and there was some mention of going to Bedford Springs Spa for some girlie time…Oh I hope we do!
My time in PA is passing too quickly, and I haven’t sewn a stitch! Maybe tomorrow would be a good day to do some sewing too ----hopefully you’ll be able to get some time in as well!
Enjoy your evening, Everyone!