Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sashed Half Hexies

I did not actually do all of these projects posted for January 2017 in January..... these projects were completed from early summer through the end of 2016.  I'm just playing "catch-up."

This is a Jenny Doan tutorial.  I ordered the half-hexie template and the pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company and pulled from my batiks stash for this one.  This one went to King's Home for Foster Teens.

Roll Tide Bargello

A quilting friend came to visit and wanted me to help her figure out a pattern called Two Fabric Bargello... for it to be so simple, the pattern was more complicated than it needed to be, but "the light bulb finally came on" and we figured it out for her to finish her project.  I later made this one.  It went much faster!!

Checkered Dresdens

This is a Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company quilt tutorial.   I chose 40 different fabrics from my batiks stash for this.  Had never made a dresden of any kind before.  Now I can say "been there, done that!"


I was going through some older magazines and came across this pattern.  I had been wanting to try a curved log cabin, so decided to make this.  I gave it to my sister.

Fire and Ice Bargello

Bargello patterns have always looked too complicated to me, and I'm not sure how I came across this one, but the pattern is a free one from Fons & Porter.  It uses 20 different fabrics, which I pulled completely from my stash and was fun to make.

Scrappy Stars Around the Corner

The 2016 Scrapitude Mystery by Charlotte Hawkes is now in progress.  Here are my fabrics:

I chose a black tone-on-tone for my background fabric and love the way all my colors "pop" against it.  Here are my units from Clue 1:

Clue 2:  Made center units.  Then using those and the units made in Clue 1 and black squares, assembled the first 20 blocks.  Not sure now about the black background, but the only thing left to cut from the black fabric are sashing strips.  We still have lots of lights, mediums and dark colors to assemble in future clues, so I'm hoping those will brighten it up a bit more.

Clue 3:  Made 14 half-blocks and 4 corner blocks.  Can't even begin to imagine how all this is going to go together.  Another clue in April........then the "reveal" in May.....can hardly wait!

I'm sure there were more clues that I have not posted, but here's the completed top.  It has been quilted and is waiting for binding and hemming.

Surrounded by Scraps Mystery

This mystery is sponsored by Charlotte Hawkes and just started this month.  Here is a sampling of the units I have made for this: