Posts Tagged ‘medallion’

I didn’t forget…whew!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Wow…blink and February is almost gone.

ALMOST!

I know I promised a new Pieced Hexie Diamond & Medallion FREE PDF each month for 2014.   I almost missed February.  But I didn’t.

 I will confess that the sketch for February’s design was done in late January and then it sat on my desk.   Patiently waited for me to take to illustrator and make the pdf for all of you.   And while sitting…well it got buried.

And yesterday I came across it a realized…YIPES! this has to get done.

02.27DiamondColored

 

 

And here it is.

…and if you take it to the next level of a medallion you get this!

 

02/27 Medallion

The 02/27 Pieced Hexie Diamond and Medallion is made using designs found in the new Pieced Hexies DEUX!    You can find January and December‘s pattern blogs by clicking on the links.

…now back to the studio.

I have been sewing away and I am up to 5 new quilts done or in the piecing stage (yes three are in various stages of piecing and I keep rotating them in the queue when sewing) for the next book.  I am so excited for it.   But don’t worry Pieced Hexie Fans…you should always know there are more designs brewing….in fact a brand new one is very close on the horizon….but more about that later.

Enjoy your day!

MickeySignature

 

 p.s. you can always find ALL the free PDFs on my PDF page…just look for the title up on the top of the page.

01/02 Pieced Hexie Diamond & Medallion

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ok..I’m a day late but the sentiment is still the same.  🙂

I am thrilled to ring in 2014.  So many plans for this year and creative goodness in the works.

I gave myself the gift of joining Adobe Creative Cloud for Christmas.

This means my illustrator software zoomed from version 3 to version 6!  And I have been exploring all the new tools at my fingertips for the last few days with my wonderful teacher Emily.   The tables have truly turned as I have become the student and she the teacher on this journey.  Her skills are amazing and I can’t wait to show you my new supply lists and workshop brochure PDF later to day.

So many other projects in the works with her.  I will be sad to see her depart tomorrow back to Arkansas and work.   It’s been wonderful to have her here for 12 days.  I have been lax on my blogging and fbook posts this week but I have just been soaking up the magic called Em.

One thing I did do yesterday was design a new Diamond/Medallion pattern.  You can find the print out pages for the pattern on the PDF page on my website.  Just look for the tab above and on the page look for the 01/02 Diamond & Medallion.  Remember these designs will always be named for the day the appear on the blog and you can always find past designs on the PDF page too.  Maybe you missed the design I posted on December 22nd?  You can find it right above this design on the PDF page.

01.02DiamondColoredThe diamond is composed of Pieced Hexies you will find in Pieced Hexies book.

And then I took the diamond to the medallion design.

01.02DiamondMedallionColoredAnd with the ease of Illustrator v6 I took the diamond design to a bit more of a mock up of a quilt setting. 01.02DiamondQuilt

I hope you find these designs inspiring!

I have one last full day with Em today and it will be a “snowed into the office” day as we are expecting another 6-10″ of snow.

I couldn’t think of a better way to spend it.

Off to learn some more.

Enjoy,

MickeySignature

Introducing Diamonds & Medallions

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Since Pieced Hexies Deux will already have Pieced Hexie Star Patterns in it frees me up to move one to other motifs using Pieced Hexies.

First up I wanted to do something for those who have the “Ring Around The Hexies” book.     So this design is composed of BOOMER, blanks and 50/50s.   As always you will need the book for instruction on how to make the hexie.

BoomerDiamondColoredv3

 

Let’s first start with a  diamond motif.

The diamond is pretty much a staple in hexie quilts and this design pattern can be dropped into any pattern you find on the internet.

As I have said before ANY Pieced Hexie can be substituted into ANY traditional hexie pattern ….thus the design possibilities are endless.

 

 

Sidebar: I decided to name these Diamond/Medallion PDF patterns by the date they are released on the blog.  Since they (note I said they….yes the pattern book of this is already pages deep) will span all three books it will be up to you to read the top paragraph/or corresponding blog to find out if you can make this design with the books you own.   Of course if you own all three (at this time that would be Pieced Hexies, Ring Around the Hexie, and Pieced Hexies Deux (Jan release) then you are all good.  I won’t post any PDFs using “Deux” designs until late January.

So once I had the diamond designed I wanted to take it to the next level, a center medallion.

To do so you need to drop one of the ends of the diamond and make a center ring of hexies in the traditional double rosette pattern for it to link up to.

YES! You could do this first ring of center hexies using ANY Pieced Hexies designs.  I am leaving them blank at this time for sanity sake.  🙂

BoomerDiamondMedallionv4Here is were I am at with a center medallion.   The pdf gives you coloring sheets for both the diamond and the center medallion.   You will find it on my PDF page…click PDF at the top of this page.  Scroll down until you find the new section for Diamond/Medallion patterns.   ENJOY!

You can take the leap to your large hexie quilt.  I know you can.  Jump in the waters fine.

Off to finish the last bit of baking,

MickeySignature