I may need an Intervention!!!

It is no surprise to anyone, if you have followed my blog, that I have become a little obsessed with hexagons!  I love them in all sizes!  And I guess, that you can say I LOVE them so much that now I have started to wear them?!  You are probably thinking that yes, this woman does need an intervention!  These six-sided polygons are the perfect springtime accoutrement.

If you are looking for a way to patch-up an old pair of jeans and add a little color, I say go with a hexagon!  Add a few, add a lot!  Go for it and then wear those “patched” denims with pride!!!!

First the before!

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Because of my “curvy” thighs, I wore a hole right through the left inner thigh area. (I was always the kid in middle school that wore the corduroy pants, that hummed their own tune while walking down the hall-ugh).  I tried once to patch it with a machine darning stitch, but it didn’t last very long.

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I saved these “Lucky Brand” Jeans.  They have spent years in my closet, just waiting to come out and see the sun again.  Yippee!!!

In the end, I went with small-sized hexagons, in yellows, grays and pinks.

The After.

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denimpatch4I bought a charm pack of “Mama Said Sew” (by Sweetwater) and added a couple of hexagons, made from this inspirational pattern.

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How inspirational are these denims?  I may have just created my favorite pair of cropped jeans, to wear to sewing functions, and just around town!!!

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I have so many more things to show you that I have been working on, but I will have to post those next week.  I haven’t had the time to take photos and I have been single parenting this week.  Hubby comes home tonight!!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Sew Done!

I should really keep better track of how much time I really put into a quilt.  I think one of the best things about quilting is the fact that you can share them.  Even with the smallest of family members.

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Now that I have officially completed my third quilt, I wanted to do a little review.  I really think with each quilt I have improved and learned so much!

Here is my first quilt:

(notice my crinkled edges) I also didn’t use the highest quality batting.

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My second quilt:

(This quilt was given as a gift to my folks for Christmas)

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And now my completed third quilt:

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This is how it all started:

I was inspired by Tacha Bruecher’s Book, Hexa go-go.

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I sliced up many “strings” of oranges, reds, pinks and yellows. Amazingly, these fabrics were all found in my sewing room.

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I “string pieced” 8.5″ x 8″ squares: (80 of those)

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……sewed those together to create blocks. (20 of those)

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I crafted a bunch of “fussy cut” hexagons, mostly using Heather Ross prints.

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Those were then sewn into rosettes and sewn onto the white “negative” spaces on the quilt.

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The quilt top was finished.

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The quilt “sandwich” came together, and the binding was added.

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She came together and I finished her!

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(My 6’3″ husband is holding the quilt from behind to give you an idea of how big it is)

The back is pretty also.  I did some “free-motion quilting”, which is going to be an ongoing learning process.

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A couple more things before I say bye for today…. This made me happy beyond belief….. I spotted a photo on the Creativebug instagram feed of Heather Ross at Quiltcon donning the blouse I gave her at the Asilomar workshop!!!! You will also see, my friend, Ava Herceg hanging with Heather at one of her Quiltcon workshops.

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Yes, I saw this blouse in Anthropologie, and it said “Heather Ross” to me!  So I bought it and gave it to Heather, because she has given me sooooooo much!

Let me just say one more thing about Creativebug, if you haven’t joined yet do so!  It is a wonderful community of creative people, famous crafters that teach you their craft, through tutorials, you can watch over and over!  It’s really awesome!

My last thought for today is to remind you to enter my Give-Away!  There is still time!

Have a great day!