Monday, January 20, 2014

Hexie Madness

Hexagons seem to be all the rage these days. My aunts made a number of flower garden quilts, all by hand, no paper piecing. They cut the hexagons out individually using templates and stitched them together.  The one that I have is packed away somewhere but below is a picture of a variation of that hexagon, much like the one   at the Soupcon Quilt Along where some really beautiful work is being done. I'm very tempted to get into that.

Here is the quilt done by my aunts nearly 40 years ago:

It's very scrappy and at this point, very worn - I need to repair it. 

My husband saw this and said, "You should make one of those for Avi."

Avi was our tour guide when we were in Israel last year. 

I might do that, and hope that it's finished when I go back to Israel in 4 or 5 years when I retire.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Red and White Crazy Quilt

Getting started on the new 2014 Crazy Quilt Project:

Trying to keep it smaller and simpler this year. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Red and White Crazy Quilt - 2014

Ideas for a red and white crazy quilt:

These are the raw materials for a major crazy quilt - or two - for 2014.  My goal is to keep it simple, with minimal embellishment - but we'll see how long that lasts because I get a little compulsive about that. What I love about CQs is the detail so it's hard for me to stop.

This redwork piece was found at a thrift store for about $3.00. It's in bad shape but  the center is still good.