June OMG Results

Hexie Diamonds 062417I did it! After almost exactly 5 years I have finished hexagon diamonds. I started piecing the diamonds June 28, 2012 and finished the hexie top on July 28, 2014. It then took another year and a half until I got the border added on, and another year and a half to get it quilted. I don’t know why I procrastinate so much about things, but I am thrilled to finally have this quilt finished.

Hexie Diamonds quilting 062417This is the first quilt that I’ve pretty much done all free motion quilting. It’s not all perfect, there’s some eyelashing on the back and some skips in places. There’s some puckering here and there (border, backing, etc). And you know what? I don’t care! I am happy that it’s done, and that I did it all myself on my domestic machine. The quilt doesn’t 100% fit on our bed, I should have made the borders wider and didn’t. I’m happy with the finished product and that’s all that matters right?

Hexie Diamonds - back 062417I love the patterns that resulted on the back from the light colored thread (click on the picture to see it bigger!) I wasn’t sure what color thread to use, I didn’t want all the messed up quilting to show up on the back. BUT since the back is on the bed, who cares what the back looks like? ๐Ÿ™‚ I was more concerned what the front would look like and for the most part most of the quilting blends in on the front.ย Hexie Diamonds - label 062417

Bottom line, this quilt is now done, washed and on my bed and I have another item off the UFO list. On to the next UFO!

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Weather Wednesday 06-07-17

TempHexie 060717I’ve been slowly working on hexies for my Temperature Hexie quilt. It’s a slow process but I’m not really in any hurry to get this done. What’s one more long term project? ๐Ÿ™‚ These are the first 3 weeks, the dark greens and dark blues are almost showing as black in the picture.

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Shopping and June OMG

Quilt Loft 060517Wow! What a busy few weeks! We were on vacation last week and had an absolute ball! The kids did great on the plane and had so much fun in California! While we were out there, I knew we’d have a little time where I could go shopping, so I stopped in at The Quilt Loft which is exactly 4 minutes from my father-in-laws. Oh man did I spend a lot of money! That’s ok though, some of what I got is for a few gifts, some is for prizes for the guild challenge and the rest is just for me! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also picked up fabric for a Christmas table runner – it’s a challenge during our July meeting day. I thought the computer fabric on the right would be so cute as hexies, I think 1″ fussy cut hexies would be really nice – don’t know when I’ll make it but that’s what stash is for right?

etsy purchase 060517So I was looking at Instagram right before we left on vacation and saw a really cute fabric that someone had made into hexies. Oh I loved it! I found out that there were fat quarter bundles on etsy and it was the last one and I bought it. 22 beautiful fabrics and I can’t wait to make this into hexies!!

Hexie diamonds front 052517So for my June monthly goal I want to finish this hexie diamond quilt. I need to quilt all the diamonds and get binding on. I want this on my bed this month. I think I have the design decided on, I just need to decide on the thread color – black or gray?

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