Hexie Quilt Top WIP

Some of my days of late have been drafting, measuring, pressing, sorting and the like. I stumbled on a very organized-Value-Village-COVID-19 in Nanaimo. I glove-masked up and went in. Lots of decent, reasonable priced for a retail market. Maybe I'm just forgetting prices but these prices in VV and other "thrift shops" are becoming unreasonable for many seniors and low income folks to afford. The pricing seemed higher than previous times. Leave me your comnents below.
I felt suddenly without much blue or green in my stash. But the good news is that it means I'm using it up at least my green and blue stash. And this is the first really sized load of fabrics I've purchased since 2016. Not bad!

And that the green and blue fabrics might just find its way into new family quilts that I'm working on. Plus, I'm starting another Canadian Flag quilt for my youngest son.He's been wanting one since I gave the first one I made and then gave to Nathan Cullen way back.
And I'm always sewing something.

Like my brand new garden apron that was forgotten in the rain and now its broken in. Bad Carli! Washed it without much change. Sad face!

And because many of you are not on Instagram, it appears that loads of current work is getting missed by you and I'm doing a bit of a catch up over the next few weeks.

This block above is a pattern from Aussie Judy Newman and its called County Clair. Its hand piecing, a little fussy, but well worth the effort. I'll do a whole post on that.

And of course, my upcycled fashions, new handmades and home decor projects are ongoing, please check back to see those too.

I am always making handmade fashions and is this most recent Wiksten Dress. Of course, I hacked it a bit with some modifications for me. I didn't have quite enough fabric if the hand dyed Indigo. 

And I'm busy adding to my jean jacket upcycle project. I see so many on IS or Pinterest, I thought "hey that's for me to try" and so that's coming up too.

It's a summer day, a little cloudy, hoping for some sunny warm weather any day now. 

And like you watching with concern and horror at the devastating racial inequalities that exist today. They are practiced and even implemented under the law. A shake of world proportions will bring out the worst of what has to be changed.

I have friends who are Aboriginal and they've told me of their encounters with the law. 
I listened, I heard and thought I understood, but I didn't really grasp the gravity of these encounters.

How terribly hard this must be for our Aboriginal citizens? Our new immigrants and people of color seem to share this discrimination at the hands of law enforcement?

And this is Canada?

I can't imagine how bad it must be in the USA the last few years of Trumpism has proven to be a very dark time in history. My warm wishes of support go out to people of color and Aboriginal families of USA.
More on this topic in the coming months.

Happy Sunday Everyone, stay safe, stay well!



  1. I find the Value Village prices here are climbing ridiculously high. Paying near-new prices for a pair of jeans that are obviously dirty and hole-y isn't my idea of a bargain. We have found a much smaller family-run thrift store business that has good quality (and clean!) items for far less. Must be something about a fabric influx because I've added to my stash this week too.

    1. Its true, prices are higher at Value Village.But nothing compared to new fabric prices. Take care, stay safe!

  2. Beautiful quilt projects, love your color combinations on the Dresden fan and your Jacket is an eye catcher.

    1. Thanks for popping in. I am working on several quilt tops these days, I think I like self isolation.
      My favorite is Dresden plates, fans, improv, you name it.

    2. This quilt is coming along, I will post more as it happens.


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