Susan being Snippy: Hexagons-- Hand Pieced Long term Work in Progress....

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Susan being Snippy: Hexagons-- Hand Pieced Long term Work in Progress....: Summer is not really the time to sit inside the house and sew quilt blocks together or to manoeuvre a quilt sandwich under a home sewing mac...

Modern Makeover Flimsy & Follower's Give Away

Saturday, August 1, 2015

 I've been slipping along, floating down the QuiltyJuice River that began flowing with the latest "cutting and more cutting" assault on my Modern Makeover post a few days ago.


My vision just sort of melted upon the design wall. I had no real plan for this quilt. Nothing even measured, I just kept a good 1/4 in seam allowance and sewed with Baby Lock Melody machine slowly through all the bumps as seams collided with each other. I mean collided.

Collisions like atoms and explosions. I love this freedom!


Once the Ta Da moment of finished flimsey came for me, I was out the door so fast that my dog ran into her bed and was still inside when I came home. You see I don't have majestic museums or long sandy beaches to place my quilts up against for a great photo. But I do have our little old timey celebrity of the historic Quick Anglican Church.


While I've decided that this is a finished top, I do think this wild and free play could be made into a new design which is now on my design pallet.

And now for this gorgeous giveaway for all you loyal followers.

I'm sure you've stumbled upon Lizzie B cre8ive! patterns. I love the work on this innovative and sparkling team over at this company. And this team is wide spread, I'll let you discover her joy!



These are the rules of this little giveaway.


  1. Please do become a follower through email, Bloglovin or by Google Followers Link on this blog.
  2. Once you are a follower, then just leave me a comment about what you think of Lizzie B Cre8tive patterns, have you used these before, what other ideas does her work bring to you?
  3. Deadline for becoming a follower and for entering into this fun little giveaway is August 9th, Sunday, so you've got lots of time to tell your friends to become a follower and share with me.
  4. I'm letting Mr. Good Earth Quilting pick the winner from my funky hat.
Upcoming from the design wall is a little Steam Punk Crazy Quilted Pillow. I don't have a photo of it yet. But just enough embroidery and metal to make you scratch your head and wonder where I'm going these days. 

I've been working on many things as I've elluded in previous posts. More posts are coming down the pipe with listings of the inspired people who make a living with helping bloggers become better at blogging. This has been my latest decision to improve what I offer, how I offer it and how you will want to tell your quilty friends.

Plus, more has been done on the "Little Houses" top in the making.

I'll post when this little flimsy is a finished quilt. All for now, have a great weekend quilting.



Modern Makeover UFO

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I just love the action and creativity that comes when I'm stumped and I just let go.....

Do you ever do your creative process this way. It must come from the deeper side of my quilting, the one of a kind quilts I make for clients.

Remember this quilt, really it was going nowhere fast!! 'Into the garbage' were the thoughts I had several times as I stored, refolded and buried this quilt.


I just didn't like it and that doesn't happen often. But as the desire to finish things became an obsession whilst doing the canning and harvesting of garden produce! Its amazing, it must be the awesome work done by my chiropractor! I'm feeling less pain everyday and this provides new energy.


I simply started by cutting off the four blocks surrounding the hexies.



Then came the next round of cutting, I went crazy cutting over two blocks at a time.
Then I created new fabric in a round about crazy fashion in 5 inch strips.


It was fun starting the modern conversion of this quilt. I think its the colors that threw me off. While I like these colors, they were just a bit tooo much of something for me. I could feel the delicious creative flow beginning when I started to just let go....




Once I the five inch strips were added I new right away that they needed a little more company of cream solid organic cotton from Robert Kaufmann and the mottled green colored fabric so prevalent in this piece are from Daisy Janie Fabrics.

 I used  the 8 extra hst blocks for cornerstone inspiration.


I have decided at that point to move more of the salmon, orange, blue and pink into the mix.

What do you think? 

I read all my comments would love to know what your thoughts are about the Modern Makeover?

Today I'm linking up with TNTN and Freshly Pieced

and just for more fun I'm also linked up with Sew Fresh Quilts

Don't forget, let me know what you think?








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