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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Quilt Show and Hexie Love...

I went to the Quilt Show in Chicago!  
I'll share a few pictures.

I love Red and White quilts and the Quilt Show had an amazing display of them.
Don't you just love these positive and negative houses?

The Log Cabin was the first quilt I made and it remains my favorite block. 

More houses...this treasure is a mini quilt.

The quilting is just amazing.  It's so beautiful.

I did my part in keeping the quilting economy going. :-)

I bought some wool and wool projects.

Love Primitive Gatherings!
I have been wanting to do this quilt for a long time so I bought the kit. 
The vines around the quilt is done in wool applique.

I had to get something Red and White.  I can't wait to do this mini. It has tiny red flower shaped buttons to go on the embroidered stems and leaved.  Once I get a triangle square up ruler I'm going to start this project.

My friend Anne told me about the hexies she was making and how fun they were...making hexagons using the English Paper Piecing method.  
She said I know you will like it.
While at the Quilt Show we saw a booth where a woman was working on a piece using hexies.  She showed me how to do it and of course I had to buy the paper for 1/2 hexies. 
The above picture is my first Hexie.

Thank you Anne for introducing me to hexies... I'm hooked! I got Anne hooked on wool appliqué;-).  

Here's my first star.  I did buy some little fabric bundles and added some fabric that I had because I didn't want it scrappy. I do have to tell you this is not a fast process. It's just something fun to do while watching tv.

I happen to have this tackle box which is the perfect place for all my Hexie work. Please note this box was never used for fishing bait. 

I wonder how many 1/2 inch hexies you need to make a king sized quilt? Way too many to

Enjoy your day,


Gayle said...

Thanks for the pictures of the red & white quilts Leanne - always a favorite color combination! Looks like you're a fast learner and I'm glad to hear that you've joined the ranks of the 'hexie obsessed'! LOL You got some gorgeous new wools to play with!

Patti said...

Wasn't it a lovely show? Love your hexies! I've caught the paper piecing bug as well :)
Blessings, Patti