Hand Sewing and Quilting

A New Project for the New Year

by Stephanie January 3, 2017
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I don’t recall when I first came across this idea, but it’s a good one. And especially tempting when one variation or another popped up in my social media a couple of weeks before the end of the year. With New Year close enough to make the idea of embarking on a year-long, one-block-a-day project […]

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Scrappy Hexies Pillow

by Stephanie May 8, 2016
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This is the pillow cover I made last month from the panel of random scrappy hexies described as item #5 on my Q2 Finishalong list. I did a very quick “quilt-as-you-go” thing, by centering the hexies on a large piece of batting with a square of an old sheet for lining. I quilted diagonal lines […]

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Finishalong Q2 Ambitions

by Stephanie April 6, 2016
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Appalled as I am that we’re into Q2 of the year already, I’m excited about signing on for another round of “Finishalong” focus. Herewith, my Q2 Target list: 1) More of the minis. I got one done for Q1, which you can read about here. Last Q I rashly listed the whole minis pile as […]

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First Finish of 2016!

by Stephanie January 31, 2016
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A small one, all it needed was binding and a sleeve, but still, it’s something moved from UFO to DONE, and it kicks off my tally for the Q1 Finish-a-long. This was item #4 on my ambitious Q1 target list, which you can find here. I gave this a very wide, single binding, Amish style, […]

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Happiness is a Bowl of Hexies

by Stephanie April 18, 2014
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You might think, given the unfinished state of my Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt, that I’d easily be able to resist making more of these. You’d be mistaken. The batch in the bowl is mostly from Kaffe Fassett Collective scraps, and OMG, they are so irresistably pretty! These are the 1″ size. I’ve been pretending to […]

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