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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Farm House Lane Quilt from Farm Girl Vintage Book

"Farm House Lane" 

Love, love love this house quilt!
So much fun to make each house
Polka dot background! of course...

Love the orange, turquoise, yellow, green combo...
Such fun little blocks to make...
Just the right green for the border...
You can see a little how I machine quilted my house quilt here...
(Thx hubby for holding it up the picture! :D)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hexie Quilt

Large Hexagon Quilt!
My tips on how to do a hexie quilt.
I lay the hexies out on a bed sheet so I can organize the whole thing. Then I can roll it up in between sewing sessions. That way I don't have to rearrange every time I get it out.
Sew together first in rows, then sew the columns together. Those pesky Y seams aren't so bad when the blocks are big.
I sew them together slightly differently than the tutorials I've seen. I sew all the way across the side when sewing the columns together. No back stitch or stopping 1/4" away from the corners. Then, when I'm sewing the Y seams, I leave my needle down in at the corner and just pull the next two sides flat and then sew. I find I don't need to draw dots. I can stop at the seam and eyeball where the 1/4" seam allowance would be. It works so much better for me.

Pretty machine quilting done on my juki TL2000