Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cheryl is up today and we are hosting this lovely lady..wait till you see what she has created....


Wheeeeeeeeee, Wheeeeeeeeeeeee I literally squealed like Maxwell the pig in the insurance commercial when I received Debby's email saying I was accepted into the Hexie Blog.  Thank you Debby for encouraging us along this hexie journey (insert Maxwell you tube here???)  A shout out to all of you who participate in these hops.  Your creations are food for the soul.  Madame Samm, it is so kind of you to sponsor me so I can participate in your Hexie Hop.  Thank you. 

I have followed Sew We Quilt for quite some time.   Do you remember all the wonderful tutorials she tracked down for us and even provided a print friendly choice.  If you could follow only one blog what would it be?  sewwequilt.com would be my choice.  It is always a learning experience with interesting, fresh and positive information.  Madame Samm reflects the quote I often see on her blog, you is kind, you is smart, you is important.  And might I add, she is passionate about her ventures.

My first project is my Hexie Tammy Bag.  I am smitten by both Madame Samm's UR Priceless Coin Purse and The Tammy Bag patterns.  How many can one person make?  Perhaps we should have a poll to find out.  Can hardly wait to see what she’s cooking up next.

Tammy bag pattern can be found here!







For this Hexie Tammy Bag, I downsized the pattern a wee bit to fit the frame I had.  Next time, I would cut it down a bit more.  No, I didn't buy a hundred different fat quarters.  The hexies were made from a Dupioni Silk Sample Card that I ordered from a drapery company.  The dupioni was then lined with a light weight knit fusible.  Using ½” hexagon paper pieces with the glue pen method, instead of basting, worked well for me on this project.  The sides of the bag are made from some sort of fake suede material.  Then the fun part was blinging it out with those tiny 6mm crystals  I have been using 8mm bead to attach the bag to the frame.  The beads on this one look like ants.  That’s because when got home with the tube of beads and dumped them out to use, well, they were not round at all.  Turns out they are called peanut beads.  Whoever heard of that?  No time to drive another hour and a half to get the right beads.  Grrrr, I just had to go with them.  Ants for sure, I say.  Trust me round beads give a lovely finishing effect.



Being a starter not a finisher is my MA (modus operandi) especially if I'm making something for myself.   I enjoy every part of the processes required in making a quilt.  Yes, even cutting is relaxing.   My Miniature Grandmother's Flower Garden with 1/4" hexagons is an exception to the UFO pile.  I was passionate about and driven to complete the little quilt.  It was a blue ribbon winner (blush) at the WSQ (Washington State Quilters) Quilt Show. 


Perhaps you would be interested in seeing the GFG my grandmother made.  A guess is it was made sometime in the 1930's.   From the time I can remember I slept under quilts she made.  I am fortunate to have ten of her vintage quilts. (insert vintage GFG here)

A couple more photos added...I did not get them in the previous download..sorry about that Cheryl




vintage quilt

Smiles,
Cheryl J


                             And here are those I shared my ADVENTURE To QUEEN DOM



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76 comments:

  1. The bling-ing additions to your purse are perfect! Love it!

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  2. What a wonderful Tammy Bag !! great job and it counts as a finish!! Thank you so much for sharing your creation!

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  3. Your mini hexie projects are sew adorable! Thank you for sharing and joining the hop.

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  4. Your Hexie Tammy Bag is just so cute! All those little rounds beads really dress it us so pretty! Your miniature GFG is very pretty. It looks so very soft! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Both your projects are exquisite! I just love the colors in your bag.
    Great job! Thank you for sharing
    xo jan

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  6. Your bag is beautiful Cheryl ! The beads may be little, but they do look just perfect !

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  7. Love your bag and yes they are addicting, I have made a few too, wink ;0
    Your Grandmother's miniature flower garden is gorgeous and the little bee, so cute!

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  8. Oooh the bag is adorable - love all the beads to finish it off. I think they all look fabulous - ant like or not!

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  9. Your bag is really lovely. The addition of the beads really make the bag. Love it!

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  10. Adorable, both the q uilt and your bag. Thank you forsharing it with us.

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  11. It look wonderful! It must have been incredibly fiddly! Did you remove the lining first or just let it sit? Well done you!

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  12. Tammy pattern and hexies - you couldn't sew a better project. Love all the beads in the corners, make the hexies shine.

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  13. Cheryl-Great hexie projects-both are stunning. I love the Tammy with the bling! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Wonderful, wonderful projects. I can't decide which is better, so I just love them both.

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  15. Wow!! That Tammy Bag AND your quilt are absolutely gorgeous!! The perfect projects for the hop. Well done.

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  16. wow. Love the addition of beads.

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  17. Cheryl. Your bag is DIVINE! Ooohh. You gave me a fabulous idea to pull out my box of dupioni silks. I even have those little samples from the vendor. And that quilt - it takes my breath away. Your work is exquisite and such a lovely thing to see this early in the morning. Thanks for sharing (via Mdm Samm).

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  18. I adore your bag, and your quilt is wonderful!

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  19. Cheryl I love your bag and the hexies are so little. i am having a problem with the 2" ones as we speak but I will get it down. Your quilt is simply beautiful congratulations on both of your projects and a great way to wake up in the morning to see something so beautiful.....

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  20. Cheryl, your Tammy bag is adorable and surely one of a kind. And your quilt is sew beautiful, what more could I say. You are a true hexiequeen

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  21. Fabulous!
    All those tiny hexies are amazing!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Stunning!!!!! the little purse is a delight to the eyes....I just love it!!
    And your quilt..........wow!!!!!! I sat at was amazed with it; gorgeous, just gorgeous

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  23. Oh, had me at tiny pieces! Just a lovely bag and your mini garden is a delight.

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  24. Oh my..... your bag is so elegant and lovely! The silk fabrics are just perfect for this, as well as your other fabric choices. Spectacular.... thanks for sharing today! I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

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  25. What a great little coin purse, but your mini garden quilt is outstanding. Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. That purse looks fantastic. Something you could take on the dressiest occasions.

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  27. Hi Cheryl.
    Your Tammy purse is so-so-so cute, wonderful work,
    and your quilt is stunning, so tiny hexagons... wow!
    Thanks for sharing and beeing part of this hop ☺
    Bente

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  28. Love the fact that you found such a beautiful way to use those little silk samples - feeling the need to order silk samples for some reason ;)
    I wish the link to your grandmothers "grandmothers garden" quilt was in the post. I would love to see it.

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  29. The bag is incredible. Love the bead addition.

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  30. I love how you added those beads. Love that little bag. Thanks for sharing

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  31. The Tammy is veeeery nice, these beads make it so unique!
    And congrats for your Grandmother's Garden, looks fantastic. I also started one some months ago, but I have to confess until now, it is not finished.....
    Thanks for sharing

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  32. Love your hexie bag, it is wonderful :)

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  33. OH, my goodness! what fabulous hexie creations you have made.

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  34. Wow! love your creations! So pretty! thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

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  35. Your little bag is beautiful with all those tiny hexies and bling! Love it!

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  36. What a darling bag! And the quilt is so beautiful! All my favorite colors (hint hint!)...

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  37. Great bag and quilt!
    Great job!

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  38. I love your bag! It is unique and beautiful! Next - start a blog you have what it takes!

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  39. Your tommy bag is gorgeous with all the bling!

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  40. OMG, what a gorgeous little purse. Such perfect detailing...I love it!


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  41. Lovely projects. Glad you were able to share your photos. This is a fun hop.

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  42. Oh I just LOVE your hexie Tammy Bag! The bling makes the perfect touch!!!

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  43. Beautiful Work. Love the Tammy Bag!

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  44. Your bag is precious. I think the beads are a sweet addition. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  45. Fantastic work. Love your bag.

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  46. Your purse is just gorgeous. Love all the bead accent to the Hexies! I really need to make myself a Tammy bag. They are just too cute. Great work on the quit too! ;)

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  47. Oh, my goodness! These are stunning teensie hexies - love the dupioni silk cuties in the Tammy bag, so sweet! But those bitsie little hexies in your garden... well, I just want to see more, and see the whole thing! Congrats on your prize-winning work, we're all proud of you, I'm sure. I would love to see your Grandmother's grandmother's flower garden quilt too - what a treasure that must be!

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  48. Beautiful work, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that bag!

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  49. Beautiful tammy bag. It looks vintage. I would be happy with half your talent. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us. I have some paper 1/4" hexies and I'm just not sure my old hands will let me do that. But you're sparked my get-up-and-go so who knows. The bag remains my favorite.

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  50. OU have risen to Queen in good standing..your projects are pretty amazing simply outstanding Cheryl..and you made it to the top today..bravo

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  51. Oh my! I don't even know where to start. You are very deserving of a top 2 finish today. Congrats. The bag is absolutely amazing. I would not have even thought to make a bag let alone put all those ant beads on it. That is over the moon. And 1/4" hexies - I piece my hexies the traditional way - I don't think that would work for 1/4". You need to be proud of your win with it. Your heirloom is very precious and beautiful. Thanks for participating and wowing us.

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  52. Stunning! No other words could even describe...

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  53. Amazing bag! I love the ants! Your GFG quilt is out of this world!

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  54. Stupendous! I love your bag, and the quilts are awesome!

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  55. Your bag is wonderful but look at that quilt---both yours and your grannies. I can see where you get your talent! Well done, Cheryl and thanks to Mdm. Samm for hosting you today.

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  56. Congrats on being the creative pick of the day! Your bag is absolutely fabulous. The quilt is so stunning! Thanks for showing your projects!

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  57. Cheryl your bag is stunning! Great job, and the quilt is gorgeous too! Congrats!

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  58. What a lovely Tammie you produced so painstakingly. All of your tiny Hexies are amazing.

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  59. Love your little bag and all the beautiful work you did on it. Your quilt is so beautiful to. Every hop I think things can't get any more creative but they do .congrats on your win.

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  60. Beautiful bag. You did a fantastic job on it.

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  61. I LOVE Cheryl's Tammy bag and her beautiful flower garden quilt. No wonder it won a blue ribbon! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Amazing hexie projects, Cheryl! I'm most smitten by your Tammy bag - all those tiny hexies look beautiful together. Gorgeous!

    You are a Hexie Queen!

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  63. Cheryl your bag and quilt are both gorgeous!

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  64. Wonderful projects.The purse and garden quilt are very pretty. And what a treasure your grandmother's quilt is.

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  65. What I wouldn't give to see your creations in person! They are absolutely amazing. All the details are fabulous...beads, crystals, buttons, flies, and ladybugs!! Glorious!

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  66. Hiya Cheryl!!! I love your Tammy bag, it's so very, very nice. And that quilt is absolutely gorgeous. No surprise that it won the blue ribbon. Thanks for sharing. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  67. Your bag is so sweet. The beads are a nice touch. I love your mini quilt. I have made 1/4 inch hexies, they are so fun. That quilt inspires me to get my tiny hexies back out and do more. Your GFG quilt is so cool! It would be cool to own a quilt like that!

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