Friday, March 20, 2015

15th Hexie Swap Poll

Time to select our themes for the 15th Hexie Swap!

Email me your top THREE choices to The poll will stay up until April 4th; the official sign ups begin on the April 5th and ends on April 19th. The swap is due in my hands no later than May 30th. The top votes win!

Guidelines would be the same as the previous swaps, but always feel free to contact me if you have any questions on fabrics. You can check out the blog at for past swap guidelines. We are looking for small prints to make the most of our hexie quilts.

The terrific gals at Paperpieces have been kind enough to extend their 20% discount for all merchandise purchased (shipping not included in the discount). Visit their website at

Vote for: (running total of votes will be listed to the right of the theme on the hexie blog):

*Stashbusters prints (like in the past fourteen swaps)

*TRUE 1930's repros-no children’s novelties

*TRUE 1930’s repros-only children’s novelties

*TRUE Civil War repros

*Batiks (must prewash your fabrics for this theme, please)

*TOT (tone on tone)

*TRUE black and white prints

*Spring colors (pastel colors)

*Summer colors (bright colors of summer flowers)

*Fall colors (deep reds, maroon, dark oranges, golds, browns, etc.)

*Winter colors (white and blues)

*TRUE red, white and blue prints

*BRIGHT prints

 *Small floral prints

*Children's novelty prints

*Novelty prints-not children’s


*Neutrals (black, cream or white)

*TRUE red and white prints

*TRUE blue and white prints

*Shades of blue

*Shades of pink

*Small print polka dots



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Quiltville Challenge-Sign up by March 21st!


Here's the deal. Make a quilt using one of the Quiltville free patterns listed below and have a chance to win your choice of the $50 Joann or Hobby gift card!

*>We must have a minimum of six people sign up and finish their quilts in order for the challenge payoff<*

Here are the qualifying patterns: 
Players are listed in red:
*Bricks & Stepping Stones*
JLu, Aliquilt, Lionpride, Greenspools, Chris M, Lisa-TX
*Boxy Stars*
KariQ, KC1930, Florida Farm Girl, AngelaC, JLu, Aliquilt, Quiltee
*4 Patch & Furrows*
*Dancing Nine Patch*
Tracy A., Cindy G., BlueSkies7, Lisa-TX
*Strip Twist*
Will Quilt for Chocolate, KC1930, JLu, ddquilts, Lionpride, Lisa-TX
The rules for the challenge are simple—make a quilt using one of the above patterns, at least 50” square, and submit three photos-one full size of the quilt, one showing the quilting and one showing the completed binding by December 31, 2015. This is a great way to finish a quilt for a holiday gift or for charity!
To make this challenge a bit more fun, if you email me photos as you make your quilt, I will add your name to a special drawing for a prize! There will be a maximum of six that can be submitted BEFORE the required three for your finished quilt. Post six pictures of your progress, get six chances to win! :)
You can email me the photo in .JPEG format only to and I will reduce it and post it for you.
Please email me at which quilt pattern you will be making, along with your name, address, phone and email address. All information sent to me is confidential and will not be shared.
So, are you in? I will post names and quilt patterns on the right side of the blog along with photos. Hope you join in this fun event!