Friday, 31 October 2014

Friday Finishes and a Hexie-licous Giveaway!

I have been waiting for a Finish it Up Friday to show this quilt AGAIN! But now it is all done and ready to go, three weeks ahead of schedule.........that NEVER happens! 
Carole and I truly hope this quilt raises a boat load of cash for our local Women's Shelter at the Festival of Trees to be held mid-November



Some closeups of Carole's fabulous quilting............




Tomorrow we hang our quilt show at the library Art Gallery space and we all finally get to see the twelve little river quilts all hanging together. Can't wait to share photos with you all. 


Yes, I crazily quilted around all the rocks on the beach, the dern thing is so heavily quilted I think it will stand up by itself!



I did manage to finish one pairs of socks for socktober, even with the yarn emergency. The self striping yarn was the creative solution to a now discontinued yarn. I think they are funkily fun, not to mention warm and cozy. 


Now for the Hexie-liciousness........
Regular readers know I have been working on the project on and off for over two years, sure wish I had discovered Sarah's binder clip tip way back at the beginning!


And now we are THIS close to being done, 5 more seams and some borders to go. 


But she has been shipped off to Kamloops to be on display for this big event!!
The release of Katja's first book, it was so fun to watch her excitement at market via instagram, where the book was officially released last week.

To celebrate she is graciously giving away copy of her book to one of my readers who comments on this post, as well as Linda and Carla's blogs, so visit them too to triple your chance of winning. 
I will announce the winner next Friday November 7th. 





























Happily linking up today with: 

Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
Small Blog Meet at Lily Quilts

60 comments:

  1. Your hexagon quilt is very pretty. I do hope the first quilt raises a lot of money. It is for a good cause.

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  2. Fabulous socks!!!! Looking forward to winning the book. Bwahahahahah!

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  3. Stunning quilt!
    Congrats to Katja on her new book!

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  4. thanks for the chance to get her new book

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  5. Wow, your hexagon quilt is a amazing, I know that took a long time.

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  6. What a lovely quilt. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  7. Those socks are darn cute! I would never dream of knitting socks. LOL. I love the hexies you have done. So close to finishing.

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  8. Heh Margaret! I hope I'm lucky enough to win Katja's new book! It looks awesome! Your hexi quilt also looks awesome! I did start mine but changed my mind on the colors and then never did get back to it.... story of my life.
    The Festival of the Trees quilt is looking great! Carole's quilting just gives it a life of its own and good for you to donate your time and energy to build the beautiful quilt.
    Maybe see you at guild.

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  9. This book looks so fun! I love your hexis! Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  10. What an awesome book and generous giveaway! Do you know that I have never worked with hexagons? I'd love to learn and make something beautiful! I really need to learn this technique.

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  11. Turned out wonderful. Congratulations!

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  12. Fabulous quilt and quilting! I love the look of the book ... and your socks! thank you!

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  13. Love your hexagon! You are so crafty I like your socks! I like the quilting around the pebbles on the beach as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

    janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

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  14. would really like to learn hexagons for quilts

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  15. I like your "new" style hexagons. I would love to own a copy of that book to get some ideas for small projects. I'm afraid I don't have the patience to make hundreds of such intricate hexagons.
    Love your socks; It's a pity you can't wear peep-toe boots!

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  16. pretty quilt, cute socks. I have yet to do Hexies. It is on my to do list
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  17. Pretty quilts. Interesting seeing all the different designs inside the hexagons, would like to learn to make them. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  18. Gorgeous quilt!! Looks like fun and I'd love to learn how. :-)

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  19. Love the socks, the book looks very interesting.

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  20. Your socks are fabulous! Sarah tipped me off to the mini binder clip method, too -- love it! The book will be marvelous, I'm sure!! :)

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  21. I have never made hexies. After seeing your hexies I just might add them to my to make list.

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  22. I have a roadtrip project that consists of EPP hexes, but have to admit yours look very interesting indeed. Thanks for a chance to win

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  23. Looove your Quilt! & the Hexie's are sooo cool! You did beautiful job on the socks too..good save! lol Just say "No mistake,,just changed my mind!" giggle Definitely look like you planned to add the stripes! Waaaay fun!

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  24. Great socks! Great quilt! Great hexies! Coming to you from Lily's Small Blog Meet.

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  25. from Lily's quilts, such great work, beautiful quilts and fun fun socks!

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  26. Socks are so cool!! Loving those toes!! Your hexie quilt is really lovely...hugs, Julierose

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  27. I am still piecing rows together, but hopefully will be finished by the end of the winter!

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  28. I am addicted to making hexagon quilts. I especially like breaking them down into different shapes and then reassemble them into new designs. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. beautiful quilt thanks for the chance to win
    cooladam1 at live dot com

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  30. 2 years?! Wow! I like to use binder clips too!

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  31. I hope your quilt raises tons of money for the shelter.it's always so fulfilling when you help others. Love the socks and how you used such a creative way to finish them. I just recently started working with hexi's again and this book looks like it's perfect to spark some creativity. Thanks for the chance.

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  32. Wow--fun blog post! Hope your shelter quilt does raise bundles of money--it's got some fantastic quilting! I'm impressed with anyone who knits socks OR does hexagons, and you've did both in the same post! Those hexagons are fascinating to look at. And I really like your header quilt too--can't remember the name of it, but your colors are lovely!

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  33. Hi! Your quilt is beautiful and I can imagine how much you have enjoyed making all those different kind of hexagons! I would love to win the book and have fun with lots of hexagons! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Love your stars and the hexies in that new book look so different for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. Fantastic hexies in a fun book. I'd like to win, because I'm a hexie-aholic. Thanks for the chance.

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  36. HELLO, simply love your Stars! This hexie book of Katja's really looks interesting>love to win a copy! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  37. what a great book! would love to win....

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  38. This looks like an amazing book! I would love to win a copy- I need a new hand piecing project and this is right up my alley!

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  39. Thanks for the chance to win this fun book!

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  40. The colors in your hexie quilt are amazing!

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  41. Thanks for sharing your great quilts, and giving us a chance to win the hexie book. I love hexies!

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  42. Your hexagons are gorgeous. I love the colors. Your stars and hearts quilt will be a real hit. It is lovely.

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  43. a great time at the book signing party yesterday! Your hexis are very cute!

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  44. Looks like a great new hexie book! I'd love to give the paper piecing a try. What fun quilting in your heart & star quilt. :-)

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  46. This is such a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  47. Your Festival of Trees quilt is super cute, hope is brings lots of $$$. Would love to win the hexie's book, haven't tried to make any yet, so would be a good start.

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  48. Wow! Your hexi quilt is awesome. That must have taken a lot of time. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this book. It looks like something I'd like to have in my quilting library. kthurn@bektel.com

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  49. Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win. dawnm1993@gmail.com

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  50. Book looks great! Would love to win - thanks for the chance.

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  51. Wow 52 paper piecing blocks. I've only done one...which was a star, 9 scraps and I was done. It was fun:)
    Looking so forward to getting more skillful w/paper piecing. You are so generous to give this away. THank you.

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  52. I'm looking for another English paper-piecing project, so winning this book would be timely! I love hexagons, and other EPP shapes, and would love to make a quilt just like yours. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  53. I have just become interested in hexies and this book is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    Pauline

    preferred contact perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  54. These hexies are simply gorgeous!!! Sure makes me wish I lived closer to you all :) I'd LOVE to win a copy of the book! I've recently become totally obsessed with EPP and it would make my stitchy little soul so happy to have these wonderful designs to play with :)

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  55. How exciting to be a published author! Congratulations Kajta. Would love to win this book and start some hexes!

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  56. Congratulations! sarah@forrussia.org

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