Monday, February 2, 2015

It's a Twofer Today!

I have two fun things to share with you today!

First up is a mini I made after I won a Mini Charm Pack of Color Theory from Amanda at Westwood Acres. {If you don't follow her on Instagram - you should - she does lots of fun giveaways!}

I thought the fabric would be perfect for another mini Hexie quilt. I made one for a Christmas exchange and knew immediately that I'd have to make one for myself at some point.

The hexies are prepped just as if you were doing EPP. They're then glued on to the background and stitched down with the quilting stitches. So fun, quick and easy. You can find the complete tutorial at Modern Handcraft.

Fun thing #2 ~ I was asked to participate in Moda's Mix It Up Monday on Instagram. Well, this was right up my alley as I had to choose fabrics from several different Moda lines that would work well together.

I decided rather than start with a focus/multicolored fabric {which is a great way to start}, I'd choose a color scheme ~ navy, gray and aqua. 

And they just happened to be the colors I'm doing my kitchen in after we had it painted last month {SW Rainwashed}.

So I made this yesterday! Super Bowl and everything. I used three of these 12" blocks and sewed them in a row, flipping the center one. I decided I wanted it a bit wider, so I added 1" finished strips to each side. You could easily just add an inch to the pieces on each side of the block, and make 14" wide blocks instead.

Now some really fun news! How about a chance to win this bundle? You have to go to Instagram, find @modafabrics and follow the instructions. Quick - you only have until Tuesday at midnight! Good Luck!


  1. would love to join in but I avoid Instagram and Pinterest as I spend enough time on the computer - love your collection of fabrics!

  2. I'm. In. LOVE!

    I love your runner... but then I loved your fabric selection as I was pulling it from the shelves. Everyone agreed - Awesome! I think seventeen sets of FQs were cut. Okay, maybe not that many... but there were a lot.

    I love the hexies and the runner - I think I'm going to have to copy both. As usual. :)

  3. I'd love to enter this giveaway, but I have no idea how to find @modafabrics on Instagram. Love your table runner.

  4. OK - this is one of those posts that I can't stop staring at! I love everything about it - the hexies are absolutely darling, including that quilting, and I think I need one of those tablerunners - the colors and all! Thank you for starting my day with something so pretty!

  5. I can't stop staring at it, either. Both of the quilts are beautiful. I love the fabrics you put together. You must have a great looking kitchen!

  6. You get to do such fun stuff! Sure love the hexie project. I've made a pillow myself, following Nicole's great tutorial. Isn't it marvelous how quilters are willing to share great ideas? Your pieces are very pretty!

  7. love the runner! color choices and quilting are perfect. Thanks for the link.

  8. Really Neat Table Runner. Perfect For Your Re-done Kitchen.


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