Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Handmade...

 

I love all things handmade, and I especially love the feeling of working on hand-sewing projects!



This weekend I watched a lot of this and had the opportunity to do a lot of handwork while watching! First I decided to work on hexagons...I think the orange one is my favorite in this group...maybe because of the fussy-cut scissors?! I have a couple charm packs of Moda's Half-Moon Modern and finally broke into one of them to make the little scissor hexie!



I love the blue hexagon, too...such a diverse group of fabrics here...Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Lily Ashbury's Gypsy Girl, and some Seaside.



I had to make a pink one...


And a green one!





They are just so much fun together...



And my collection of hexie flowers is growing!




I also had time to sew this scrappy binding on my Bee's Knees quilt...


It's now all finished and ready for the wash!



Don't forget there is still time to enter the Moda Sweet Celebrations giveaway here...and the Fat Quarter Shop giveaway here...

Oh...and I have some wonderful news to share soon--I've had the go-ahead to "spill the beans" for a little while; I just need to figure out how I want to write the post!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!




36 comments:

CJ said...

Cute Hexies! You big tease!!

KaHolly said...

Your hexies are so sweet! I love the color combos, so crisp and pretty. Wonder what you're up to now? I agree, you ARE a big tease. ~karen

Siobhán said...

Those hexies are adorable! I love the fussy cut scissors. :) Your quilt is fantastic, too--so nice and happy. I can't wait to read your news!

Gertie Pye said...

Love these hexies! They really work in these bright happy colours. They are like real flowers!

Carol said...

Love your Bee's Knees quilt fresh out of the dryer...the binding is wonderful! Can't wait to hear your news.

Darlene D said...

Sweet little hexies!

Stephanie said...

Hexie Heaven!

Cindy said...

I just love looking at hexagons and yours are so pretty!

MamaLadyBug said...

I so love your hexies! and suspense!

Thimbleanna said...

Your hexies are beautiful Sherri! I can't wait to hear the announcement -- the mind is running with ideas! ;-D

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Your hexies look cute. Do you applique them onto the quilts? I also love how your quilt turned out. You have to love scrappy binding and the binding part is my 2nd favorite part of quilting!

mindingmomma said...

your handwork looks great. what news are you hiding?

Bari Jo said...

Fun watching your garden of flowers grow! :O) Can't wait to hear the good news!

Laura said...

gorgeous hexie flowers!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love!

holycamp09 said...

I love the colors you use in your quilts. Always so bright and cheerful. I inherited a lot of hexies, some pieced already and some just cut. I haven't gotten the hang of putting them together yet.

Jean(ie) said...

I love your Bee's Knees quilt. That is just too darn cute! and I have major hexie love, but haven't dived on in yet...

Lori Holt said...

Love your hexies Sherri.
Wasn't conference wonderful?...I love to stitch while watching too and I always get so much done.
I've been waiting on pins and needles for your big announcement:)
ps...just posted row 4!

•stephanie• said...

love those pink hexies.
they're my favorite, but the green ones are fabulous, too.
and the yellow . . .

i also love love love a scrappy binding.
your bees knees quilt is another keeper.

will you please take a photo of where/how you store your enormous collection of quilts sometime?
i'd love to see that many quilts together in one place.

p.s. i hardly slept last night waiting for lori's row four apples/cores. and now just thinking about your big announcement . . . the suspense is killing me!!!!

jlgwyn said...

The Bees Knees quilt came out great - so cheerful and cuddly at the same time! I think the house with the sun applique is my favorite.

Bev said...

Love everything you do! The Bees Knees quilt has some of the cutest blocks! I especially love the little house blocks. Could you share where you got the pattern? I would love to find it!

Cheery wave from
Bev

Anna said...

I love the scrappy binding on your bee quilt. Love it!

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PeaceinPiecing said...

We love your flowers! Those would make a greaet flower garden quilt!

April said...

Love yoyur hexies, and your Bee's Knees Quilt! It turned out so happy and bright! Can't wait to hear your news.
xoxo
April

Mama Pea said...

Can't wait to hear your news. I love your hexies. Seriously love. Do you use a whip stitch or a ladder stitch to sew them together? Your stitching is absolutely invisible. I'm about to start on an EPP project, and I want my stitches to be as invisible as yours! I love the bright colors of your hexies!

Nedra said...

Your Bee's Knees quilt turned out so cute! I love it. And I'm so happy all of your blocks finally came in. I'm still waiting for two of mine.
Looking forward to hearing your "special" news!

CathyK said...

Sherri, your work is amazing! You are an inspiration to this new quilter!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I just love your hexies! And I also love scrappy bindings! Such a great way to use up leftover fabric.

Laura G said...

The Bees Knees Quilt is adorable. I just love how easy you make the piecing look. The hexes are also cute and the colors spot on.

Laura G said...

The Bees Knees Quilt is adorable. I just love how easy you make the piecing look. The hexes are also cute and the colors spot on.

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

You do such good work. Both of the apples and the Hexies. Wish mine looked just as good.

Nanette Merrill said...

I'm excited to hear your news. this quilt turned out so darling.

fiftyfinally said...

I spent a year with a hexi flower quilt, all purple fabrics with yellow centers. It took forever to find all the purples, then it took forever to paper piece them. I had piles and piles of paper hexi's ...i cut up all the subscription requests that one annoyingly finds in magazines. It's one of my favorite quilts...I took it to all my sons hockey practices and games . I developed quite a relationship with that quilt by the time it all came together

Maxine said...

Love your hexies...question for you..How do you sew them together? I seen no stitching at all..looks like you have glued them together. I do want to try and make some one day. Thanks for any infor on making the hexies and putting them together. If you have a tut on that I must have missed it.

Michele said...

Lots of great color. I especially like ths scrappy binding.

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