Friday, April 18, 2014

Me Bad...but some exciting news!

Once again, I have been away from my blog way too long! My time just seems to slip away.  I am happy to say that I do have my Art Journal completed for March and April is done except for the journaling. I have had it done for a while but just didn't have time to post. 
I did have a bit of trouble stamping in white. My white marker worked better so I hand printed my entries. 
For April, I made an Easter egg tree. Pretty simple but I like it. 
So you ask what is the exciting news? I have completed the flimsy of my hexagon quilt! YES! This is the first 100% hand sewn quilt that I have made. There are countless hours invested in this quilt. 
I will be adding one row of border hexagons all around the I guess technically it is not a finished flimsy. It measures 37" x 52" now. 
The hexagons are 3/4" and each flower is made from different fabric 2 are alike! I'm still trying to decide how to finish it...leave the uneven edges or straighten them? Please chime in and give me your advice. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
I'm linking to SEWjo Saturday!


  1. March looks awesome! Love the white writing.
    The eggs for April are super cute. Love the quilting effect too.
    Oh my goodness, another hexie queen! This is a beauty! I'm incredibly impressed with all this hand stitching! I normally have an opinion on everything, but not on this finish. That would shock all who know me. LOL You're almost done, Dawn, with this beauty. You go girl!

  2. Love, love, love your art journals! How fun!

    The hexagon quilt is lovely. I know it's way easier to bind a straight edge than have to keep turning corners, but I love the look of the uneven edges. Whatever you choose, it'll be lovely, I'm sure!

  3. Clapping for you! These little bits of hexi will be a priceless treasure. I have yet to learn the art of EPP. Did you baste the edges first or use glue?

    The school year is quickly coming to a close. My daughter who teaches is counting down the weeks. More time for you to sew in the summertime hopefully. Take care. Janita

  4. That is very impressive and absolutely stunning. I cannot ever seeing myself being that committed to a hand sewing project. Thank you for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!

  5. Beautiful hexagon quilt! So many hours into that project!

  6. 3/4" hexies are a good size. I bet you had fun.

  7. I need to get to sewing mine. Yours is so beautiful!!


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