Friday, June 7, 2013

Swaps and Bees and Charity Quilts

I have been very busy with my swaps, bee and charity quilts.  I am in a Hexie Bee.  I made my first hexie block last month.  I finally got it sent off to England today.  She wanted hexies sewn in the shape of a sewing machine.  My size was 1" hexies.  Those were pretty easy compared to the one flower hexie shape she wanted out of 1/4" hexies.  That was a challenge.  See the picture below.

See how teeny that flower is.  I don't think I have a 1/4" hexie quilt or any other project in my future.  It was fun.  The very first time I have put hexies together.  I have some basted and waiting to be put in a project but had not done the actual whipstitching.  It wasn't hard once I got the hang of it.  Next month's project is a teeny easier.

I finally cut the threads off the back of my charity quilt for Hand 2 Help.  My quilt is going to go to Happy Chemo.  The pattern is from "Scrap Republic" by Emily Cier.  I am sure that I have other quilts from that book in my future since I have so many scraps.  I pieced the back from lots of pink prints.  I quilted along the edges of my log cabin strips.

I also managed to get three more blocks done on my City Sampler.  They are shown here on my very own autographed copy of Tula Pink's book.  

I have acquired quite a few yellow, black and white fabrics to use in my sampler.  I also participated in a rainbow charm square swap.  I mailed two yards of fabric cut into 56 charms. My colors were blue and purple.  I used a blue from Simply Color and Laurie Wisburn's Tufted Tweets for my swap fabric.

Forget to snap a photo of the blue but it was the Ikat pattern.  


  1. I have done 1/4 inch hexies. They are so fun. But I agree I will not be making a quilt out of them.

  2. I love your H2H quilt, Susan - it is sure to make some cancer patient very happy and cozy! Thank you so much for participating in the challenge this year, and I hope to see you again next spring!

  3. What a fun hexi quilt! Love it in black too!

  4. I just love your hexie sewing machine. I can not imagine doing 1/4 inch hexies. EKKK! Your quilts are gorgeous. Hope you are having a great start to your week.

  5. the hexie machine