A Win and Some 15 Minute Play

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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!

7 comments… add one

  • Debbie Rogowski Feb 15, 2013

    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 Feb 15, 2013

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

  • Nedra Feb 15, 2013

    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 Feb 15, 2013

    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 Feb 16, 2013

    Never have seen “abstract” hexies. Congrats on such a fun win. Love those charms – ALL of them.
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  • Melanie Goad Feb 16, 2013

    Love the little hexies. They are cute.
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  • Linda Feb 22, 2013

    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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