January 30, 2013

Giveaway Winner and a Finish


Two quick things tonight.  First, I am happy to announce the winner of the EZ Dresden Template. And the winner is Marjorie! I've contacted her by e-mail to let her know I'll be sending her this fabulous little tool.




I wanted to THANK everyone who commented on my blog and who was inspired by my Dresden project.   I have tried to respond to everyone but I haven't quite had a chance yet.  You should be hearing from me soon.  This blog hop was so much fun ~ and please stay tuned, I'll be back in February with Hugs & Kisses - another fun Mdm Samm blog hop.

And on another festive note, I'm thrilled to show finished pictures of my Christmas quilt - "A Very Hexie Christmas."  I don't view this as a late finish for 2012, I choose to believe I am WAY ahead of the game for 2013 :)

I just got it back from the long armer yesterday and I couldn't WAIT to bind it and show it to you.  I previously blogged about it here and here so I won't beat a dead horse, but I am so relieved it's done.  This was my first experience with a digitized long arm machine where I picked an all-over snowflake pantograph and voila - back to me in about one week's time.  And very affordable, too!!  I ran outside in the crazy wind with my hubby to snap a few quick photos of it.


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Quilt Stats:

Size:                 62"x62"
Pattern:             Cat Tails from Hexa Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher
Fabrics:             1 1/2 " hexies from the Christmas in July Charm Swap I participated in last year.  The
                          string blocks were made from a variety of Christmas prints this year mainly from 
                          Blitzen by Basic Grey for Moda.
Techniques:       EPP Hexagons, Foundation Pieced String Blocks

My kids could care less that it's Christmas fabrics - I think this one will stay on the couch for a while so we can enjoy it a little before I put it away for the holidays!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! Love the hexies

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  2. Very nice. Did you have Jessica Sloan do your quilting?

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  3. Gorgeous!! (just like you!) What a beautiful quilt to curl up with!
    Great Job!!

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  4. I was visiting for Dare to Dresden but when I saw the picture of this quilt...totally distracted. I love that fabric line and I love how you used it. Congrats on your finish...early...way early! hehehe.

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  5. Wonderful with that yummies hexies!

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  6. Awesome! I just linked my quilt done with the same pattern to the Stitched in Color festival.

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  7. Oh this is pretty! Love the hexies alternating with the string blocks. Great fabrics too.

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  8. Found you through the Stitched in Color festival. This is such a pretty quilt. It's great that you let the kids enjoy it for a while before putting it away. Quilts are happiest when they are being loved!

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