A Win and Some 15 Minute Play

by Karen on February 15, 2013

in quilts

Have you read Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s blog?  Last weekend she asked people to guess at how many quilt tops she had in a plastic bin that needed to be quilted.  I along with two others guessed 20 tops – we were right and we all won a prize Smile  How sweet.  My package arrived in the mail today –

I got a charm package of 88!! 5 inch pieces from Cotton Couture – Michael Millers cotton solids – the whole line!  hmmm what to make with these – such nice colors – a spool of aurifil variegated thread and a nice bright fat quarter!  Thank you Victoria.

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Victoria has a book out called “15 minutes of Play” I must confess I have not bought the book yet but it sure looks interesting.   She likes to make her fabric – you know sew pieces together and then cut out a shape -

This is what I did today to try out her method and see what I could come up with – big hexagons!  No I haven’t the slightest idea what I will use these hexie’s for but I’m thinking of possibly appliqueing them down on a border for a quilt.   She has a photo of this on her side bar if you scroll through you will see the nice big hexie that she has there.  It inspired me to give it a whirl and see what I could do.

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I bet if you wander through her site you will get some inspiration – she has a fabric line coming out this fall!

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Debbie Rogowski February 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm

It’so nice that you won,and some great prizes. I’ve heard so much about the Aurifil thread that I need to go get some to try. You are doing a great job of creating your own fabrics I think you should continue and make a full quilt with them. But I was surprised that she didn’t send you one of those unfinished quilts lol.

audrey February 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Love your improv. hexies! Congrats on your win.:)

Nedra February 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Congratulations on your win! You seem to have a lucky cloud over your head, because it seems to me you win a lot. I am in the midst of making one of Victoria’s quilts, and I love her free form method.

Astrid February 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Congrats on the win! Yummy colors. That must be a great way of using up scraps. I will definitely have a look at her blog.
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Cindy February 16, 2013 at 7:44 am

Never have seen “abstract” hexies. Congrats on such a fun win. Love those charms – ALL of them.
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Melanie Goad February 16, 2013 at 10:35 am

Love the little hexies. They are cute.
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Linda February 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Your Hexies are great!!!!! I just love the “15 minutes of Play” book!!!! Great for those of us who just cannot throw away scraps…. I admit it I am a scrapper… the scrappier the quilt the better!!

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