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Monday, February 17, 2014

More Tucson Show & Share!

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 We had a wonderful Show & Share during our lunch time in last Friday’s My Blue Heaven workshop!

These intricate hexie stars are antique…mid to late 1800s, and are made of very fine WOOL!

Yes – WOOL!!

The size is a bit more than 1/2” per side..maybe 5/8”  and the colors were bold and bright.  I just love that purple one on the right ---

They arrived wrapped in tissue, this is not a project that will ever be completed, it’s more of a keepsake to study, for the fabrics used, the colors she chose, and the fact that many of the papers on the back side, yes this is sewn in English paper piecing –have personal writing on them.  She cut her papers from correspondence!

Take a look:

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See the pen & ink??

I wish I knew what the letters said-- Of course, my heart goes right to something of a romantic nature – and it was probably a grocery list! LOL!  Thank you to Alice for bringing these treasures in!

Paula also brought in a wonderful family heirloom from 1894:

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AMAZING work on this!

There are many blocks pertaining to the Oddfellows lodge ----and the workmanship on this is just amazing.  It’s a summer spread, so there is no batting.  The stitches on the back side look just as good as the stitches on the front…..she cherishes this piece and I can see why!

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There was a Dear Jane in the house…hand quilted!

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And Pineapple Crazy from String Fling in progress!
((I love that she is using a black background!))

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Karen’s “Goose in a Puddle” from Scraps & Shirttails II!
All from recycled shirts!

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Karen also made Hawk’s Nest from Scraps & Shirttails II!

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Hexies in progress!  Wow! Love that yellow!

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Carole’s Leader & Ender 4 patches!

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And a gorgeous Triple Irish Chain with hexies in the alternate blocks!

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30s prints --- so sweet!

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LARGE hexies in pinks and browns!  Isn’t this fun?

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Orca Bay from String Fling!
Divided into two smaller quilts instead of one big one!

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Oooooh!  Jared Takes a Wife!
((from the Free Patterns Tab at the top of the blog!))

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A BEAUTIFUL Celtic Solstice!

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Zuckerwatte from String Fling!

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A PAIR of Lazy Sundays!

Isn’t it fun how different they look?

Be watching for Lazy Sunday, it’s making an appearance in my next book due out any week now!

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And that ultra-cute Alice with a hexie flag – isn’t this great?

Thanks ladies, your show and share inspires us all!  Our creative juices were flowing by the time our lunchtime show and share was done..we were raring to go and ready to get back to our machines and SEW!

This morning we begin a Texas Tornado of events.  A Blue Ridge Beauty class all day long, and an evening presentation with the Lakeview Quilters Guild –after which I’m being shuttled across Houston to the West Houston Quilter’s Guild for tomorrow’s Love Shack workshop ---

Time to get breakfast, get checked out and go get set up!

Have a great Monday, everyone!


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6 comments:

Jeanette Wertz said...

Wow, what fabulous display of show and tell. They could of had their own quilt show. Very inspiring!

HelenMarie said...

I always enjoy your show and share posts! Makes me want to drop everything (well, not the baby) and get down to sewing!

Quiltingloulou said...

Great show and share. Love the antique hexies, so neatly done. Thanks for showing.
Linda Hodges

Sue's Stitchin' said...

Love the hexie flag. Might have to steal that idea!!

Carol said...

Love the Triple Irish chain with hexies. Where is the pattern available?

JaneB said...

I love Show and Share! What a difference a border makes between the two different Orca Bay quilts.