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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Deana: Been quilting on my new Juki & blocks arrive from Australia

Thanks to my new Juki, I finally got the initiative to work on a ten year old project.  This quilt has honestly been basted and partially quilted for that many years - yikes!  I basted it in red crochet cotton - SCARY!  It could have bled onto my quilt but it didn't.  

The reason this quilt sat so long is because it was my very first attempt at a large quilt using my Bernina for quilting.  I stippled - YUCK!  I don't like the way it looks and I don't like doing it either.  I quilted it so tight that I knew it would take days to finish.  

Well, now I only have the two outside borders left and I can cross another project off my list.  I hope to post it finished this week.

This long forgotten quilt is my pattern that I call "Hexagon Pleasure".  It is fun and simple to make (even though it may not look like it).  I even had a 14 year old girl make it without a hitch.  If you are interested you can get 

the pattern in my Craftsy shop.

I also received my beautiful blocks from Carla.  Thanks so much for being a part of the Stashbee even though you live half way around the world!

I just love watching this quilt grow!

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  1. Was it fun and quick to quilt on the new machine? Red basting? YIKES is right!

  2. Hi Deana, well it may of been hard going and taken a long time but how lovely it looks, it is far to beautiful to be sitting in a cupboard it should be out for others to admire and love. Love LOVE the colours. Cheers Glenda

  3. It always feels good to finish an old project!

  4. Wow! I love your block -- no clue what it is called. I need to read back on your blog and see what you are up to. I hit your other blog first. It looks quite tempting for next year but I know I have way too many UFO's to bring more into the house! In fact, I've dropped out of one of the bees I was in.

  5. Hey, cool! It's so very satisfying to get the ancient projects finished. :) I really like that pattern, too, and super happy about the red not bleeding.

  6. Australia? Who do you know in Australia? Oh. That would be me!
    Sorry they are a whisker too big. I was so slow and painstaking that I cannot figure out how that happened. I hope they can be trimmed successfully. I am happy to send replacements if I have failed!

  7. What a great feeling to finally call that quilt DONE! Looks great and I know it must feel great too, I have some decade old WIPs now too... and I don't like to think about them!

  8. The border fabric on your hexie quilt is super fun. :)

  9. I think that Hexagon Pleasure quilt is wonderful. Well done, the quilting really makes it pop. It's very encouraging to know you're working through a list and even after many years you've finishes, hurrah!


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