Project Starter’s Anonymous – Another Hexie Quilt

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My Save the UFOs campaign is not going great, I didn't finish anything rom my list in March and April isn't looking very promising either. I did start a pretty big project though that I'm absolutely in love with. Despite having two hexie EPP quilts in progress, I started another. I love this because it only uses a couple colors and the placement is random so it's a really mindless project. I keep a pouch full of pink, red, and orange hexies ready to be basted, and then another full of ones that are done. I just grab and start attaching without thinking about it ... Read More

Dream Big Blog Hop – A Hexie Pencil Case

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I love English paper piecing and foundation paper piecing for a lot of the same reasons. The both allow you to make really precise shapes without needing to do precision cutting or measuring. Susi from Tiny Toffee Designs has combined the two by making these amazingly adorable little foundation paper pieces that are meant to be turned into 1" EPP hexies. This pencil pattern is part of the Dream Big series. As soon as I saw the pencil I knew I needed to make a rainbow of them. I made the pencil case about 8" wide and 3.5" tall, it perfectly fits pencils. ... Read More

Save the UFOs – February

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Last month I posted my UFO list with the goal of finishing some projects. I was feeling really daunted because the list was so long and so many of them seemed so far from completion. But I have some good news, I managed to cross THREE things off the list this month and I'm really close to another! I've been itching to start a new English paper piecing project but despite being a member of Project Starters Anonymous, I had to put my foot down on that one. I told myself I wouldn't start a new English paper piecing project until I finished the two Ferris wheel ... Read More

A Reverse Appliqué Heart

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So one of my 2016 goals was not to sign up for swaps. This goal lasted approximately one month and then I signed up for one that needed to be shipped within a week. The swap was to send a heart coaster and 25 Valentine colored hexies. One of my partner's favorite colors was teal so I declared that to also be a Valentine color. I've wanted to try out reverse appliqué for a long time but I've been nervous and have let that hold me back, but I immediately knew I wanted to try it for the heart. I used this paper pieced heart and reverse appliqué tutorial from ... Read More

&Stitches Secret Santa Exchange with Free EPP Pattern

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Among all the Christmas craziness I realized I never posted about the &stitches secret Santa exchange I did! Please note, this post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.* My partner was Aimee from Daisy Eyes and I embraced a tea theme for her package and included a reusable mug and sleeve, octopus tea infuser*, and a mug rug. My tea cup cross stitch pattern is consistently my most visited post and I wanted to play around with it a bit. I made the pattern into an EPP pattern and made a mug rug for it. I know it probably would have lent itself really ... Read More

A Very Hexie Christmas – Hexie Garland

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It's been very busy and I'm just finally getting around to my next installment of A Very Hexie Christmas. I have a couple more I'm hoping to still get done before Christmas among my growing stack of Christmas gifts I'm making. Mollie from Wild Olive took part and put together an awesome hexie ornament tutorial, so make sure you check that out too! The garland uses a lot of the same basics as the hexie ornaments, so definitely check out that one too. Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.* Supplies: EPP hexagons of any ... Read More

Cactus Hexie Wall Art Pattern Release in One Thimble Magazine

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Issue 8* of One Thimble launched and it includes my cactus hexie wall art pattern! This is my first time writing an English paper piecing tutorial and I love the finished product. It's a great way to get started with EPP without committing to a quilt. One Thimble is an Australian sewing magazine and this issue is full of awesome patterns, articles, and tutorials. There are tons of really great projects and I am so pleased to have a pattern included with them all! You can get Issue 8* right now or purchase the standalone pattern on One Thimble's ... Read More