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Hexie Dreams 9

Hexie Dreams 9

Fifty-seven more hexies to add to my Hexie Dreams fussy-cut paper peicing quilt, adding up to just over 600!

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Hexie Dreams 8

Hexie Dreams 8

Fifty-four more hexies to add to my Hexie Dreams fussy-cut paper peicing quilt!

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Hexie Dreams 7

Hexie Dreams 7

My Hexie Dreams fussy-cut paper-piecing quilt now has 500 hexies to choose from!

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Hexie Dreams 6

Hexie Dreams 6

My Hexie Dreams fussy-cut paper-piecing quilt now has another 40 added hexies!

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Hexie Dreams 5

Hexie Dreams 5

I’ve made now over 430 hexies for my Hexie Dreams fussy-cut paper-piecing quilt.

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Hexie Dreams 4

Hexie Dreams 4

I’ve added almost 100 more hexies to my Hexie Dreams fussy-cut paper piecing project!

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Hexie Dreams 3

Hexie Dreams 3

My Hexie Dream project is coming along; this makes 300 hexies to choose from so far!

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Hexie Dreams 1

Hexie Dreams 1

I have embarked on turning my hexie dreams into a quilted reality and have begun making English paper pieced (EPP) hexies.

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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Embroidered M

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Embroidered M

The lessons for this segment of the intermediate crazy quilt course (ICQC) involve working monograms in a few different styles. The first task is using embroidery. I wanted to challenge myself, of course, so I didn't just use basic stitches. There is nothing fancy...

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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Wisteria

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Wisteria

The title of this post claims you'll see wisteria, but in truth, I converted this task to a grapevine because I've never seen wisteria in person (though it is all over my dream house grounds!) but my gramma and grampa had a small vineyard. The premise is still the...

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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Mixed Media

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Mixed Media

I am part of the Embroiderer's Guild of America (EGA) through a local chapter, and I recently came across a little hedgehog-on-a-log piece that Terry Vanderslice designed as an introduction to raised embroidery (also known as stumpwork). I knew I wanted to try it for...

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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Basic Story

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Basic Story

My next intermediate crazy quilt class task was to take a basic embroidery motif and then add elements to place the image into a story of sorts. I chose to use a historic cross-stitch rabbit motif graphed by Kim at String-or-Nothing, by using waste canvas. I had this...

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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Basic Outline

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Basic Outline

I was fortunate enough to have the day to myself so I set to Kathy's next task which was to add a basic embroidered outline image. I chose ferns, from an image I found on shutterstock, by Anastasia Lembrik. For the stems, the large fern used 4 strands of floss,...

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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 vine and spider

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 vine and spider

The last time I posted about the free crazy quilt course I am enrolled in was way back in March, 2019 (here). My brother stayed with us for two months before he and I left for Africa for two more, and then when I returned, there was so much to catch up on that I've...

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Cat mat mini quilt

Cat mat mini quilt

My oldest cat, Maya, will do anything for warmth. Her second name is Seat Thief - the moment you stand up, or even dare to lean a little off your chair reaching for something, she just appears there instantaneously. She magically transports to your lap without you...

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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 trees

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 trees

As you know, I'm taking my third crazy quilt course offered for free by Kathy at Shawkl Designs. My first tasks were to embroider two trees using different methods. The first method was new to me, twisting threads and couching them down, plunging them through the...

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WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 44

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 44

I've made progress on TAST but I failed to mention last week that I would be out of town for archaeology again this week. I made the right assumption of not having time to sew so I left everything back home. I am enjoying myself here though, and found some beautiful...

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I’m back!

I’m back!

I know my blog has been quiet for weeks - nay, months - now, but I am back home (at least for now). My anthropology project was awesome, and I'll pop over a little note on that blog sometime. So, what crafty news do I have to share? Well, first up, my Heart Mouse...

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WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 19

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 19

I have a lot of progress on my quilt! It should have been finished by now because it was meant to be fast and easy but my imagination is just doing everything it can to slow it down. I am fighting to find the balance! When it is all said and done, you'll see...

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