Friday, July 22, 2016

Pixies, Pincushions, & A Challenge for You!

I finally used my mini Hex n' More!
And now that I've added buttons, I can officially call this pincushion a finish!

I like this photo though, so you will just have to take my word for it about those buttons, lol.
This fabric jumped at me (take me! take me!) for the bottom-side:
I used Jaybird's mini Hex n' More template. It finished 6" across, a little bigger than I thought it might but still within the guidelines for our guild swap.
My heart belongs to Seattle.
The biggest distraction I succumbed to this week is the Pixie Summer Home QAL (Intrepid Thread).
I've really fallen off the wagon with this one I'm afraid, but having tons of fun of course!

The QAL is co-hosted by three bloggers: Julie, Brooke, and Sally.
I joined late and started with block #2, catching the linkup with Brooke, at Silly Mama Quilts:
At that point, I thought I would be using lots of summery-bright colors. When I returned to the project however, I stuck with blue and green/ gray and white.
Two more Block Two houses, and two of the Block One houses. I began to think of Seattle, my hometown, and somehow, some of my houses turned into houseboats!
Here is my favorite so far:

A dreamy little sewing shop on the water. Surely there's a Starbuck's around the corner.

Now that I'm considering a setting, I think I'll need a stadium. Maybe a needle and mountain too, we'll see. Those Block One houses will need their background fabric changed as well, I think they belong in front of the lake.

This morning I finished my first trees from Block Three:
The one on the left went smoothly. So did the one on the right, considering this quilt accepts casual wonkiness. I did not want to Paper Piece and just 'winged' it instead!

Do you like crafty challenges? 
Bagmaker Supply has launched a fun and easy challenge for anyone on Facebook! Make anything your imagination desires with their 1.5" slide; large or small!
Get some gorgeous purse hardware for free, even if you're not the winner. Make a bag from this striking piece of hardware. Take a picture of it and post it here. The entries with the most votes in each of two categories will win $50.00 of beautiful hardware from our Etsy shop. How do I get free hardware without enough votes? If you purchase the challenge item from 7/18/16 - 8/18/16 and follow a few easy rules (including actually entering the contest!) we'll refund the purchase price! 

Looks like fun, right? This is a great shop to work with, I hope you will check it out!

Thank you for reading today! 
I am looking forward to catching posts at the following linkups, I hope to see you there!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio


  1. thanks so much for linking up and quilting your color selections!!

  2. Such fun blocks! I love how different everyone's blocks are turning out!

  3. Those are really fun blocks, I'm almost tempted but totally overwhelmed. The pincushion is gorgeous as well.

  4. Lovely work on the pin cushion. I like both sides.
    The houses are gorgeous. I like the idea of adding your own touches for your city.

  5. Cute pincushion. The houses definitely have the PNW/Seattle color scheme going for it. I used to live in the Seattle area (Issaquah and Snoqualmie) and just went back for a short visit a few weeks ago. I think adding in a mountain, the space needle, and maybe a coffee shop (instead of a house) would fit right in and make it more personal.

  6. Ooh, ooh, ooh! I love those houses! Good job giving them your own twist! Cute pincushion! I haven't worked on anything small this summer. Yet! Have a great weekend! XO

  7. Cute pin cushion, But love the houses. I'm a house nut. Can you remember where you got the gras looking fabric and the dress form fabric in the sewing shop block by any chance? That is my favorite block so far.

  8. Those houses are so cute! I Love the ducks swimming by!

  9. My comment just got eaten... eek!
    Your houses look so modern and wonderful Heidi! I love the trr blocks too.
    Adorable pincushions!

  10. Love that pincushion! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!


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