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.

hexie xmas2.jpg

hexie xmas1.jpg

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!


  1. Beautiful quilt! Love the hexies

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

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

  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.

  5. Wonderful with that yummies hexies!

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

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

  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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