A Rainbow Quilt!

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I got really amazing feedback on my post about giving up on a project. It felt like a weight was lifted and I was finally able to start something new. I talked to Evie about what kind of quilt she would want me to make and originally she said pink, but then changed her mind to wanting a rainbow quilt. I know I want to make quilts for both girls so I decided to cut two blocks of all the fabrics and then make them each rainbow quilts using different designs. Since I almost exclusively buy 1/8 yard cuts of fabric which is 4.5", I decided to do 4" blocks. To ... Read More

Rainbow Quilt Update!

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It's been awhile before I had any sort of update on the status of my rainbow quilt. It's a very, very slow moving project and I'm working on it in a kind of backwards way. I used this hexagon quilt calculator to figure out how many I needed and the grand total was 3284. I ended up with a lot more than that though because I wasn't paying attention and made a couple hundred too many in some colors and had to play catch up to get enough of the others. So I'm going to have to come up with a project that uses a lot of yellows, greens, and blues! The finished quilt ... Read More

A Rainbow of Hexagons

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I've been slowly accumulating hexagons for my giant rainbow quilt. This is the first quilt I'm making and I decided to be extremely ambitious. I upgraded to a queen size and I need about 1000 more hexagons. Basting the hexagons isn't the big deal for me, it's the joining. I find it extremely tedious, but I do love the satisfaction of seeing the project grow. I am joining in small batches to make the project more manageable to work on. I thinkI did my math right on how many rows I need, but just to be safe I'm not joining everything together yet. I am only joining ... Read More

30 for 30 Crafting Challenge Done!

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I made it through the 30 for 30 crafting challenge and I'm pretty proud of what I've accomplished! I finished the French knot color wheel. This became my main focus for awhile and I'm really excited to have finished it during the 30 days. I didn't work on Evie's blanket at all but I'm almost done with Mira's. This is the hardest to see a lot of progress on, but I've done 4 rows around. I have 4 more rows and then a border and I'm finished. I still have a few more designs to stitch up and a lot of hexagons to make, but it made good progress on the Wild ... Read More

WIP Wednesday – 30 for 30 Progress

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I am absolutely loving this 30 for 30 crafting challenge! I have so many projects I lost interest in working on that I do really want to finish, but I have a hard time choosing them over the more exciting current projects I'm working on. But 30 minutes is such a short amount of time, I can easily set aside a half hour to work on one of these poor neglected projects. I laid out a list of the projects I planned to resurrect and I've been making good progress! The French knot color wheel is my new focus. I really want to get it done so I have been working on it the ... Read More

WIP Wednesday – Hexagon Update

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I haven't been working on them as much, but I'm still slowly making hexagons for my quilt. I am up to 1594 now, so I'm getting there! Although I was debating going even bigger and making it a queen size instead of twin. It would require about 1,000 extra hexagons than I originally planned, which sounds daunting, but I figure if I'm going to do it I might as well go all in! And really, if I'm already making 2363, is 3284 really that many more? I was originally going to wait until the end to start joining but I think I'm going to start soon. I'm really excited to see ... Read More