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1  Blue Diamonds in Quilting: Completed Projects by Amazon_warrior on: August 16, 2016 12:55:54 PM
I got asked to make a blue/green quilt as a commission; it was delivered last weekend.  Smiley

My cousin and brother-in-law holding it up:


The binding wasn't finished and I had ends to bury, but this is the best "full shot" I have!

On the bed:


Pretty pleased with it, and the recipient seems to be too, more importantly!
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2  Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Amazon_warrior on: August 16, 2016 12:40:52 PM
Awww Mare, hope your mum's ok!  Sounds like quite a worry.  *hugs*

I've now received hexies from three people.  Smiley

Immaculata:

Plus some cute extra fabric and a really lovely letter.  Smiley

quaggy:

Love the hexies and the extra squares - thank you!  Smiley

sloth:

Some great textures in these ones, thanks!  Smiley
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3  Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap! Sign-ups closed;Send-out by August 20, 2016 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Amazon_warrior on: August 10, 2016 03:36:57 AM
Thanks for the link, craftADDchick!  Going to give that a jolly good read later.  Smiley

Thought I'd share the system I ended up using for sewing my hexies:



I move the paperclips round as I stitch each side, so that if it's a fussy-cut then the feature stays broadly where I put it.  Smiley

ETA: And I just finished all AIMR's hexies!  Cheesy
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4  Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap! Sign-ups closed;Send-out by August 20, 2016 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Amazon_warrior on: August 09, 2016 07:58:01 AM
I already started sewing some of yours, AIMR, whenever I had an end of thread that wouldn't do a 2" hexie!  Wink

@sloth - yay!  Cheesy

I know I've asked for the smallest hexies, but I'm not hugely expecting extras because the fabric requirement for my 3/4" hexies is only a little smaller than for the 1" hexies and I suspect that what they lack in fabric they make up for with fiddle factor, having made up some myself for practice.  Was quite pleased with them, though:

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5  Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap! Sign-ups closed;Send-out by August 20, 2016 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Amazon_warrior on: July 30, 2016 07:07:35 AM
Got all my squares cut and safely tucked together with their templates, ready for me to sew while I'm away.  Smiley

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6  Two Liberty tops - aka Get Off My Lawn! in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by Amazon_warrior on: July 20, 2016 07:01:11 AM
I have a wedding to go to this weekend and a complete loathing of clothes shopping (I am both tall *and* podgy, a lose-lose combo when it comes to off-the-peg clothes), so I decided to make something instead!  *Two* somethings!  Same pattern (by Simplicity), different Liberty Lawn prints, both from stash when I discovered that I had by chance bought exactly enough of each of these for the pattern.  I adore both of these prints and bought them thinking they'd become patchwork, but this works too!  (And there's still scraps left, lol!)

First go:


I'm not a dressmaker, I'm a quilter, and now I remember why!  I don't much like cutting out clothing patterns and I don't like having to cope with not-flat things!  Also, I hadn't really altered the pattern enough so I ended up having to lose a pretty substantial amount of fabric from the two back seams, which was a challenge.  Still, it's wearable now!

Second go:


This one went much more smoothly and swiftly - I adjusted the pattern to better suit my figure and it shows.  I think this'll be the one I wear on the day.

The ribbon tie around the back isn't in the original pattern, but I liked that it helps give me a little more shape and it balances the colour of the front ribbons too.
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7  Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap! Sign-ups close July 23, 2016; Send-out by August 20, 2016 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Amazon_warrior on: July 12, 2016 09:01:19 AM
craftADDchick - It's got a bit of a learning curve, but is worth playing with.  The best thing I ever found out about (for drawing quilt blocks) are the different grid types that can be found under Document Properties.  Smiley  For hexies (and other things with 30 or 60 degree angles) the axonometric grid is brilliant.

Here's one I doodled earlier:

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8  Re: 2016 QuiltAlong, now with prizes! in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Amazon_warrior on: July 06, 2016 10:07:23 AM
Woo, congrats meleriffic!  Cheesy  Also congrats sloth!  Cheesy  *throws confetti*

July 5 check in
Hmmm.  I guess the 365-day quilt that I'm following at the moment.  I really like the concept and I've "collected" each block as released, but I haven't made any of the blocks at all, so I'm miles behind and some of them are mad-fiddly.  HSTs that finish smaller than 1"?  Ouch.  And that's me saying that!

Oh, but look what I pinned this morning!



*rolls shoulders wearily*  I really think I'm going to have to make something for the lovely lady who keeps letting me into the hall while she runs the local toddler group!  Also, try and remember my flipping camera next time.
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9  Re: 2016 QuiltAlong, now with prizes! in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Amazon_warrior on: June 20, 2016 07:59:38 AM
Wow, sloth!  I'm super-jelly, wish I could click the pic to see them all up close!  Cheesy  Dyeing.  It is a Thing I want to try.

This is my Priority One project currently:



It's a commission and I need to get it finished by.... this time next month?  Shocked  Although now I've actually pulled my finger out and made a start, at least I have all the diamonds prepped and they go together nice and quickly.  If I get my proper work out of the way and I get cracking, I might manage to get it basted in the village hall on Wednesday, then I can start the quilting when I go to Quilt Club on Friday.  *nods*
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10  "Produce" bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Amazon_warrior on: May 30, 2016 04:53:29 AM
I had a sudden urge to spend the weekend making bags with some really fun novelty prints I found.  Smiley





I'm going to donate a couple as tombola prizes for a local Riding for the Disabled Association fund-raiser, and keep the other two for myself.
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